Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Annual Poisoned Pen Conference!!! I have never, ever considered attending a writers' conference (we have the annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival here every year and I've never considered attending), but this info just jumped right out at me and I'm seriously considering this:

The Poisoned Pen, a mystery bookstore in Arizona, is sponsoring an event at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa and will be featuring fun events with authors such as Sharon Kay Penman, Diana Gabaldon, and Lauren Willig, just to name a few!!! It will be held June 24--26, 2010 and most events are free. There is a $25 fee for the Georgette Heyer Tea. (Hello, a Regency tea party?! How fun will that be?)

This sounds like a fabulous opportunity to see so many of my favorite authors in ONE PLACE -- my goodness, I'll be walking into a whole nest of them!

What do you think? Any Diana Gabaldon/Sharon Kay Penman/Lauren Willig fans out there want to go? I really have to give this one serious consideration! Click here to get details at the Poison Pen and let me know what you think.


Kim said...

You MUST go! I'm free that weekend.

Julie at Outlandish Dreaming said...

I'm seriously considering it. If you go, I'll go! My sister lives in Scottsdale, but not sure if she'll be around or not, in any case I'd stay at the Biltmore, more fun! I'm looking into it!

Joanne said...

Kim & Julie -- I'm so excited I can't stand it! Getting away for a weekend during the summer is definitely doable for me! This looks like an opportunity that's too good to pass up, and what fun would it be to meet up with blogging friends!

I'll have some time tomorrow to check airlines and see what looks good -- count me in!!

Julie at Outlandish Dreaming said...

Joanne - are you going, I haven't booked tickets yet, but I wanted to see if you were going first before I did anything, email me and let me know your plans! I'm so excited!


Joanne said...

Hi, Julie -- Yes! I've sent you an e-mail.

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