If We Were Having Coffee — storytelling!

If we were having coffee I’d tell you about how excited I am about the events coming this week.   Taliana’s event starts Sunday morning, which I’m very excited about!  This time around I’ve been doing some collaborative writing with friends for the event and am really enjoying that!  Each person has their own style of writing and way of going about the story so it’s been fun to navigate that with them.  I’m hoping that we’ll have more participants too… looking forward to the challenge!

Added to the challenge (and, honestly, the fun) is that Taliana’s event ends after A to Z starts.  Which means there is going to be some overlap — particularly since the theme I chose is “Telling Tales.”  I have some guest-posters in the month, which I’m excited about!

If we were having coffee I’d tell you that the storytelling theme of my days lately continued at the Longreads Story Mixer I went to Friday night.  It was part of the WordPress “Press Publish” event (which I sadly was unable to make it to on Saturday).

It was great to meet Kate, Audrey and Marziah, talk some blogging and writing talk, enjoy amazing food and hear great stories!

Food was amazing
The food and drinks were absolutely wonderful. I had forgotten how great it is to attend events in Portland that actually have Gluten-Free options, and CLEARLY label them. Yes, they even had GF crackers to eat with my cheese!
Nathaniel Friedman ("Bethlehem Shoals")
Nathaniel Friedman (“Bethlehem Shoals”) told the first story and got us all laughing.
Meaghan O'Connell
Meaghan O’Connell followed with a story about her writing of “A Birth Story.”
Nancy Rommelmann
Nancy Rommelmann followed with the tale of the history of her writing of “Destination Gacy.”
Aaron Scott
Finally Aaron Scott told the story of his writing of “The Lost Album of Okinawa”

How has your week been?  Do you have any plans for the coming week?

Today’s post is a part of the Weekend Coffee Share, graciously hosted by Part Time Monster every weekend! A time for us to come together, share a cup of coffee (or our beverage of choice) to share some of what is going on in our lives.  It’s a lovely check-in time.


13 thoughts on “If We Were Having Coffee — storytelling!

  1. I’m glad you got to go to even a small part of press publish. I really wanted to attend but things didn’t work out that way. Maybe next year.


    1. I’m hoping they’ll have it here again next year — it seemed like a pretty good turnout. And it was nice to be somewhere with a bunch of other bloggers and writers — I haven’t really had much chance to be around GROUPS of us 🙂


  2. Looks like you had a good time. I’d love to attend one of those events.

    I’m participating in A to Z challenge too. Good luck!


    1. Good luck on A to Z too!
      I’m hoping this is something that they decide to repeat and expand, it certainly seems a good program, and there are a lot of people who have expressed interest.


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