Monday, November 10, 2008

Closed Book.

Mission Accomplished!
Photo courtesy of Careenin


After a hundred-plus hour work week, Wordstock 2008 has come to a fantastic end. Sex dreams were discussed with an Oregon children's book author. An emergency run to Office Depot was made to ensure John Hodgman had an orange sharpee (the only pen he'll sign his books with). I found the most unlikely crush, a 90 pound poet in a red stocking cap who rocked both the sold out Poetry Slam and Live Wire. I spent every second of the last five day feeling so lucky to be a part of something that brings my favorite things in the world - books and writers - to my favorite city in the world, Portland. And to Wordstock's core volunteer team (who've lent hundreds of hours of their time), and the hundreds of Portlander's who've simply lent some of their weekend to the cause...you knocked my socks off. And now, Belvedere and I agree, it's time for a nap.

4 comments:

A Jo Ker said...

As a volunteer at wordstock, I'd like to thank you for organizing such an amazing, awesome experience.

Good luck with your novel. The most I've written is 20,000 words in a month, and that relied on some real binge sessions.

Also, isn't "Paulrus is dead" a Beatles reference? Or is that just a given?

Eden From Sweden said...

Thanks for volunteering! And thanks for the thanks. I wasn't aware that Paulrus is Dead was a Beatles reference, but I probably should've been. I stopped trying to understand Beatles' lyrics when I heard John declare that he was the Eggman...

A Jo Ker said...

I may be wrong, but I think "I am the Walrus" was supposed to be about Paul. That, combined with the urban legend that he died and was replaced by a lookalike, is what made me think of it when I first read "Paulrus is Dead."

janet said...

Yes, Wordstock was a total success!! It was so much fun, and I bought a sequel to the book I bought last year! Livewire was so fun! Next year I am going to take in even more of the outside events!