And the winner is……

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Dear Friends,
Thank you so much for all your lovely anniversary wishes. It’s so nice to hear from you.

And the winner of a free copy of The Pen and the Bell, chosen by a random number generator, is…..

GAIL VERSCHOOR!  (Gail, you can contact us via the contact form to give us your mailing address.)

In other news, The Pen and the Bell is hitting the road again and will be in Portland, OR, June 29-30.

  • We’ll be starting with a 2 1/2 hour workshop at the Portland First Unitarian Church, Saturday, June 29, 9:30-12.  In this workshop, we’ll be leading you in some simple contemplative practices and writing prompts to get you started on fruitful new work. $25 for church members; $35 for others. Details here.
  • Saturday night, at 7:30 p.m., we’ll be giving a reading at St. John’s Booksellers, 8622 N. Lombard St., Portland, OR 97203, 503-283-0032. We’ll share our writing from the book, as well as lead you in a simple writing exercise.
  • Sunday morning, June 30, we’ll be back at the Unitarian Church for a free reading and reception (with refreshments!) from 11:30-12:30.

Hope to see you in one way or another!  And as we enter the summer traveling season, here’s a wonderful quote I received from Gretchen Rubin at The Happiness Project:

 “After all, a vacation is not a matter of place or time. We can take a wonderful vacation in spirit, even though we are obliged to stay at home, if we will only drop our burdens from our minds for a while. But no amount of travel will give us rest and recreation if we carry our work and worries with us.” –Laura Ingalls Wilder

Happy trails,
Brenda and Holly

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