Friday, September 19, 2008

The Aftermath

How many emails does it take to set up a storytelling festival? Well, for me: 99.

How long does it take to wrap up all the extra details after a storytelling festival? Apparantly more than a week. I thought(hoped) when the festival was over I'd be done. No such luck.

How long after the festival do I have to prepare for another event? Immediately. The library board's annual fundraising auction is tomorrow night. Woohoo! I get to bid on cool stuff and eat lasanga while a young cowboy sings cowboy songs!

How many days does it take to recover from planning a storytelling festival? I'm not sure. I'll let you know when it happens.

How many awesome people do you get to meet when you put together a big event? Tons! I can't even believe that I got to meet Margaret Read MacDonald and Supaporn Vathanaprida and so many other very kind and talented people, like my boss(the head of the library) who is a very cool guy, not scary at all like you(or is it just me?) imagine a big boss man to be. And yes, he wrote all those books that are on the link. Why didn't anyone ever tell me I should invite him to the author fair?

Does centennial really mean one-hundred years? I hope so. People keep talking about the storytelling festival "next year". I keep telling them it was a "Centennial Storytelling Festival". Centennial people!

How long will it be until I get back to blogging regularly? Soon, I hope.


  1. You didn't say if it went splendidly, which I'm sure it did.

    Good luck with the First Annual Centennial Storyteller's Festival in Fall of 2009. HAH. This is the thanks you get for being capable. Silly you.

  2. Centennial. haha! Have fun planning it for next year, cuz Terry's right, ya know.

  3. Ack, Terry! You are right! Unfortunately I'm not one to let things fail if I can help it. That's how I got the job in the first place. And I did forget to say that it went splendidly. I keep meaning to blog about it all, but I'm still trying to catch up on all the things I let slide while festival planning ruled my life.