Seattle’s Litcrawl Oct 24

And then round out the month with Seattle’s Litcrawl on October 24.

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Wordstock is coming soon!

Wordstock is coming!  Portland’s Festival of Words, October 3-6 at the Oregon Convention Center, is a weekend full of workshops, author presentations, book fairs, entertainment, vendors, and more. Since 2005, Portland has been celebrating the joy of words spoken, written or sung. There is a workshop track for K-12 teachers, a poetry slam, a literary ball, open-mic nights, author presentations and panels all over town, publishers and distributors looking for the next literary sensation, a short story contest, an area with activities and storytime just for kids, tables of books for sale, and tables of books for free.  It all wraps up with a taping of the hugely popular local radio show Live Wire.

Getting the library ready

There’s still the painting.  I’m thinking this color scheme, with the oliveLFL colors as the background, and the eggplant and pumpkin as the lettering and trim.  I’m going with a natural wood stain on the inside for now. I still don’t know what I’m doing for a handle. Too bad garage sale season is pretty much over. I bet I would’ve found a few good ones that way.

I’m thinking the sides will be big block lettering, with

(either Division 92 or [division sign] 92)
Free
Library

and on the front somewhere it will say “take a book, leave a book” and “Official BookCrossing Zone”.