Yesterday’s Word on the Street at Lethbridge went very well. Erin, many other fine authors, were given a whole hour in which to present, which is a little intimidating, but allowed for lengthy readings and Q&A sessions. Of course, that doesn’t mean anything without an energetic audience willing to ask those questions, and we had them in spades. There was a great energy at the festival, from the organizers and volunteers who were clearly enthusiastic, straight down to the teens who showed up at the Teen Reading booth. We were also supported by our fellow authors, including Carrie Mac, Jacqueline Guest, Karen Bass and Morgan Rhodes.
We attended each other’s readings and we headed out for dinner afterwards (joined by Ruth Ohi — that’s us heading to dinner that evening) a good time was had by all. Many thanks to the organizers and the hardworking volunteers at the Lethbridge Word on the Street for making the event so successful, and giving us many pleasant memories of this city.
Festivals are great boost to writers, I think. I have to say that even though I wasn’t there to present, I felt the energy and took it into myself. I became excited about my own writing once again, and that’s a good thing. It’s no wonder why this event is so successful, and growing.
Today is a travel day as we return to Calgary.