Congratulations to Amy, who is our winner! I find it fascinating that so many more people stopped by than commented. Maybe I need to pick different prizes. Anyway, Amy, email me your address at michellebe(at)embarqmail(dot)com and I'll get your notebook in the mail. Use the email address in the traditional way. Writing it out on the blog is a tip I learned from Tess to prevent phishing and spam.
Although we're often about words here, I'm going to let the pictures do the talking today. We'll be posting more about the James River Writers Conference throughout the week.
This is what we saw when we arrived in the morning. The folks who put on JRW are incredibly organized. The conference is held at the Library of Virginia. This is a wing off the lobby, complete with a large lecture hall and smaller meeting rooms for breakout sessions.
The food was excellent this year. The conference committee chose to serve local food as much as possible. Joan, Sarah and Alison are grabbing some breakfast before our full day of sessions. Note the aforementioned swag hanging from Joan's shoulder. We got messenger bags full of goodies.
And here we all are, ready to go. That's Alison's mom on the right. She writes historical fiction and generously hosted Alison, Sarah and myself Friday night.
There was so much going on in the seminars and panel discussions that I'll need to dig through my notes to mine the gems for you. When I find them, I'll post them, as long as I can read my own handwriting!