And yet, here I am, planning and scheming and anticipating these events as a child anticipates Christmas!
This Sunday, September 12th, will be my first trip out to the Brooklyn Book Festival.
Since it is my first trip out there, I scanned and scrubbed the website, questioned the wonderful ladies at Harper Perennial and GrayWolf Press about the in's and out's and what to expect, and then I carefully studied the Festival's schedule.
If there is ONE thing that attending the 2010 BEA has taught me - It's come prepared with an agenda. And so here is what I have designated as my Must See's for BKBF:
Akashic, Electric Literature, GrayWolf Press, Harper Perennial, National Book Foundation, Seven Stories Press, Soft Skull Press, Soho Press, Tin House, Two Dollar Radio, and Word (among others)
Ben Greenman, Dennis Lehane, Sam Lipsyte, Arthur Nersesian, Per Petterson, Salman Rushdie, Simon Van Booy, and Teddy Wayne
I am also attempting to make as many face to face connections with other bloggers and tweeters as possible, so DM me or Goodreads PM me, or post a comment here if you are interested in meeting me at BKBF next Sunday!
For those of you who are too shy to speak up, aren't sure if you are going to attend yet, or are afraid that I might be a freak/nerd/bizarro and want to check me out from a distance before committing to anything, keep an eye out for me. I will be wearing my white ringer-style TNBBC T-shirt. It will have this logo on it...So please feel free to run up to me, tap me on the shoulder, or scream "LORI" from across the crowd!! I really really want to meet you!