I have white woodwork throughout my house and it looks clean and crisp – until it doesn’t. I like the tons of natural light in my house and the openness of the floorplan, but dust settles where dust wants. Today I’m cleaning woodwork. First vacuuming, followed by scrubbing and eventually some of it MUST be repainted. It is amazing how quickly dirt piles up on that tiny quarter inch of wood. No, I’m not taking a picture, you’ll have to imagine.
But I also do other things in my life besides fight dirt and clutter. I’m a writer and I am involved with all things writerly. Next month on March 3rd the Enid Public Library, in conjunction with the Enid Writers Club, will present the second annual Enid Author Fest at the library https://enid.okpls.org/2018-author-fest/ . On that Saturday afternoon, more than 40 Oklahoma (and surrounding states) authors will converge on the main floor of the Enid Public Library. Upstairs there will be author panel discussions about books and the genres they write. The children’s department will also have readings from YA and children’s books. Books can be purchased from the authors downstairs at their tables and the public can browse, meet and converse with the authors or wander upstairs to listen. I am truly looking forward to this annual occasion once again. I met so many people last year and hope those same will return and bring friends. I hope this festival eventually outgrows the library and is forced into moving across the street to the new Enid Convention Center in years to come. I want it to become something the city and the authors can point to and say, “I helped create that!” And I want the public to enjoy it as much as I do.
I enjoy watching the arts showcase their wares and Enid has a very active artistic culture. We have a new bookstore in town, A New Chapter Bookstore and Cafe just joined our city. They are located at 232 W. Randolph at the corner of West Randolph and North Washington just a few blocks from the downtown square and the library. We also have an annual Fly Film Festival in August that takes place over a long weekend. Creative Arts of Enid continually puts on workshops for the public and there are many I am forgetting.
Come to Enid on March 3rd and checkout our beautiful library and the authors that will be there. We can’t wait to meet you.
Now, back to my dusting and de-cluttering.