This is one of my favorite weeks here in Central Virginia. Charlottesville is host of the Virginia Festival of the Book. I attended the first of the events in "my book bag" last night. Several of the Slushbusters are meeting up tomorrow to spend at least part of the day wandering around downtown, listening to panels discussing everything from first pages to agents and marketing. We'll drop by the book fair and see what's new. We plan to meet up with some SCBWI folks from Charlottesville and Northern Virginia as well. The best part about all this is that most of the events are free. If you're anywhere in the area and want to spend some time in the company of authors, editors, agents, and most importantly at this event, readers, check it out.
I'm sure we'll be blogging about it next week.