I spent the day yesterday at the Enid Public Library with 40 or 50 of my dearest friends. The Enid Author Fest just completed its third year – and it was a good one. We had poets, novelists, comic book editors, and even Doc joined us. He normally does. He loves to be read a story. He really doesn’t care what it is about. I saw a darling picture of him being read to and I could not find it when it was time to blog. If you have that picture and want to share, please post it in the comment section.
I’ve volunteered with the Enid Public Library for years and love to help as much as possible with the Author Fest. The Enid Writers Club was one of the sponsors and we were thrilled to be a part of the festival.
The festival not only brought authors together for readers to meet, it also brought lovers of literature into one place. Being around like minds can get the creative juices flowing. In speaking to my fellow authors yesterday, it became apparent that reading and writing are as viable as ever. Anyone who thinks reading is dead, just hasn’t been talking to writers. We love what we do, or we wouldn’t be doing it. No one in that group is getting rich. That is not the reason for the festival.
In ancient times tribes has storytellers to entertain and keep the history of the people. In today’s modern world, our storytellers are writers. Whether the story is fiction or non-fiction, it begs to be told and writers bow gracefully to its demands.
I’m looking forward to next year’s Enid Author Fest. The library is already gearing up for the next festival and we hope to see you there.
Thanks to Martha Draper and Carolyn Leonard for allowing me to use their photos. I was too busy to take many. I got home about 6:00 pm and sat down on the sofa. It wasn’t until then that I realized how tired I was. It had been a long day with tons of fun. I spent the evening eating Chinese food in my sweat pants reveling in the day.
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