My mater’s level writing class came to a close last night. All but two of us gathered to practice reading our writing for next week. There are ten students in the class and we each have up to ten minutes available to read our writing.
The evening started light and jovial once the cupcake-cake was revealed. Our host for the evening had called and requested “Writers Rule!” to be written on top with one letter on each cupcake. Well…As you can see, not only were the letters not written on the individual cupcakes BUT whoever decorated the cake made a huge grammatical error.
The irony of this innocent mistake – it was a cake for a room full of writers in critique mode. Instead of reading “Writers Rule!” it read “Writer’s Rule!” Hmm…we own a rule? Or do we have many? Or does it stand for the rule we don’t follow? We enjoyed both reading and eating our cupcakes once we finished our practice read through.
I hope you are able to join us at the Rivers End Bookstore on July 12th at 6:30 p.m. for our reading. During this two hour time together you will hear memoir and personal essay snip-its of: gardening rendezvous, kayaking adventures, a Canadian Caper with cattle, the love of one’s horse, the loss of a family friend and pet, one soldier’s first experience with snow, the power of a pink shirt, one mother’s worst fear becomes a reality, some poetry and of course I’ll be reading from my book about my sister’s kidnapping.
Humor and tears, life and death, with ten writers full of heart and dedication to their writing. Our goal is to share our stories and touch your hearts.
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323