Two Impossible Announcements Before Breakfast

h1 October 4th, 2010 by jules

First of all, y’all, I’m on blog break this week, so I’ll see you on Sunday for your kicks. (That’s the first line of a poem, I think, that someone needs to complete.)

Secondly, I’m happy to announce:

Nashville Kidlit Drink Night!

Yes, Nashville! A Vanderbilt professor of Education (whose research focus is children’s lit and who, incidentally, will be part of the panel this Saturday for Steven Withrow’s documentary, so go see and hear!) contacted me with this wonderful idea, and that would be the moment in which I smacked my forehead and proclaimed, “Yes! Why didn’t I think of that earlier?” Brilliant, I say. Brilliant notion.

Many of us not in New York City read with a happy kind of envy about Betsy Bird’s Kidlit Drink Nights up in the Big Apple (you know, like this); well, now middle Tennessee has one. Though I have absolutely no idea how many Tennesseans read my blog, here are the details. Be there, or be square. Or be there and be square. I have a soft spot in my heart for nerds, you know.

Here’s the announcement we’re emailing folks. If you’re a kidlit person in middle Tennessee, this is for you, too:

Announcing the inaugural Nashville Kidlit Drink Night!

We have decided that, since imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, it is time to duplicate the KidLit Drink Night held monthly in NYC. Yes, our bars are just as great as those in the Big Apple…

So come help us kick it off:
6:30 – 8:30
Patterson House (We really want to spell it Paterson)
1711 Division St
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 636-7724

KidLit Drink Night Nashville Organizational Crew: Ann Neely and Julie Danielson*. Let us hear from you if you want to be a part of this in the future
but can’t come on the 12th.

*(I didn’t write that fun announcement, but Julie Danielson is me, of course, so holler if you need more details.)

8 comments to “Two Impossible Announcements Before Breakfast”

  1. Have fun, and be safe! 🙂

  2. I forwarded your event to the Women’s National Book Association, Nashville chapter. I hope you’re already members but if not, they’d be a perfect group for you to get in touch with! A former Nashvillian, I am jealous and wish I could be there.

  3. Kicking with Authority

    I’ll see you on Sunday for your kicks,
    Some early soft nudges,
    A tap and a rap or two,
    And finally one sharp punt
    That sends an idea
    Right through the uprights
    And scores a paragraph for the home team.

    ©2010 Jane Yolen All Rights Reserved

  4. Sadly, I am nowhere near Tennessee for such an event (though I’d be skipping the drinks and just be there for the chatting!) Oh well. I suppose there’s plenty of cool children’s authors here in Utah, too. 🙂

  5. As someone whose title is as plain as can be, I was just thinking how much I admire the fanciful name of your blog–so I’m glad you decided to capitalize on it in the heading of this post!


  6. Would love to know when the next Kidlit Drink Night will be.
    Not sure how “blogs” work really…so please let me know if there is something I need to do to join a list. 🙂
    All the best!

  7. Andrea, I just sent you an invitation from the Google group that was started for Nashville Kidlit Drink Night announcements. Hope you get it!

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