Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Save the Date!!

If you're going to be in North Carolina on Saturday, June 7, you'll want to get a copy of Our State magazine. There's going to be a coupon in the June issue for one complimentary admission to tons of tourist attractions across the state--museums, gardens, aquariums, Linville Caverns, Chinqua Penn Plantation.... Some of these places cost up to $30 to get in, so $4.95 for one magazine is a pretty good deal!

Here's a link to the magazine for more info:

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


Storytelling is big in the South. It seems to me that oral storytellers and writers have a lot in common--having to think of interesting plots, exaggerate or fictionalize the truth, keep the audience's attention, and have a flair for the dramatic. Of course, being a good storyteller doesn't guarantee you'll be a good writer, and vice versa. But I'd like to go to a storytelling festival one day, just to see how it is, and I bet I would learn some tips for my writing.

Here's one in Roswell, Georgia, June 27-28: