Thursday, April 20, 2006
I'm looking forward to taking a little trip down to Portland for Wordstock this weekend. It looks like a pretty huge festival, with over 200 authors reading, workshops, a bookfair, and etc. I'll be reading with Jeannine Hall Gailey on the Mountain Writer's Poetry Stage at 3pm Saturday. They are putting me up in the Benson Hotel, which looks like a wonderful old hotel in the downtown area. I haven't decided yet whether to drive down or to take the train. Driving is more flexible, but I'd also have to find parking, and it's sort of a boring drive down I-5. The train is less flexible, in terms of timing; but it's a little more scenic of a trip (not much), and it is far more relaxing: I could actually get some reading and writing done on board. Maybe even take a nap. Hmmmm . . . . decisions, decisions.