Usually,The Pen and The Bell likes to stay put. The Pen and the Bell is a homebody, likes puttering around and being quiet. You might say The Pen and the Bell is an introvert.
But occasionally, The Pen and the Bell likes to hit the road. Get up and see what’s out there. Visit with friends. Chat about the things that make us feel at home in the wider world.
This week, The Pen and the Bell is going bi-coastal. Brenda and Skinner House Books are escorting The Pen and the Bell to Boston, where they’ll be holding court at the Associated Writing Programs (AWP) Book Fair, at the Hynes Convention Center, March 6-9. The Book Fair is a wild, energetic festival of riches for book lovers, and it’s open to the public for free on Saturday, March 9.
Closer to home, Holly will be squiring The Pen and the Bell to Seattle University’s Search for Meaning Book Festival, Saturday March 9. Holly will be giving a talk based on The Pen and the Bell. Tickets are free, but required in advance.
The Pen and the Bell would love to see you. But if you can’t make it to either of these events, this week might be an excellent time to take a mini road trip of your own. It doesn’t have to be far. It could be around the block or to the next town. It might be to an art museum, or a shopping trip in the mall. You can make anything into a road trip by simply being present, aware, and excited about where you’re headed.
Brenda and Holly