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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.

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