On Saturday, June 23, I will be waking up ridiculously early for the hour-long drive from Evanston to Glen Ellyn, where I'll be giving a breakfast talk to other writers at the town's annual BookFest. The topic: promoting yourself as a writer. Joining me for the discussion at the Glen Ellyn Library will be Danielle Egan-Miller, president of Browne & Miller Literary Associates, and Joanna MacKenzie, an agent at Browne & Miller. If you're a writer and are able to pull yourself out of bed on a Saturday morning, it should be a lively and worthwhile program. Your morning bowl of writerly advice will be served promptly at 8 a.m. Join me if you can. Read more about the program here.
After breakfast, I'll be moving over to the Authors Tent, on Duane Street, about a block from the library, where I'll be camped out from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., promoting the Chicago Writers Association and the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame. Stop by and say hi.
Attorney and award-winning journalist Randy Richardson serves as president of the nonprofit Chicago Writers Association. His essays have been published in the anthologies Chicken Soup for the Father and Son Soul, Humor for a Boomer’s Heart, The Big Book of Christmas Joy, and Cubbie Blues: 100 Years of Waiting Till Next Year, as well as in numerous print and online journals and magazines. The online publication Gapers Block named his debut novel, Lost in the Ivy, one of the notable Chicago books of 2005. For more information about his latest novel, Cheeseland, visit,www.cheeselandthebook.com.