From the Minneapolis StarTribune: “Writing contest winners will read their works.”
“In honor of Edina’s 125th anniversary, Edina Reads held a contest for pieces of writing connected to city history, and the winners will read their work on Monday, Nov. 18, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room of the Edina Senior Center, below the library.”
I was an Edina kid, so I entered the contest. And I got the second place prize. Pretty good for someone who never wins contests, well, because she never enters them. Maybe I should start entering the lottery…
So anyway, the reading is tonight. I don’t mind talking in front of a group, but I have never read my work in front of a large group of strangers. My friend Pat, who teaches writing and also hosts a wonderful writers group once a month, keeps telling me to
s l o w d o w n
when I read aloud. I’m a fast reader and I typically race through my oral presentations. I must keep that as my mantra tonight. S l o w d o w n. S l o w d o w n. Make like the turtle and g o s l o w.
Tomorrow: I recap tonight’s event.