Léna is also a Regional Manager for Writopia Lab whose mission is to foster joy, literacy, and critical thinking in kids and teens from all backgrounds through creative writing.
"Well, the question is, what do you want to believe? Do you want to live in a world where things are possible, or in one where they aren't?" Cin, Edges.
Friday, December 10, 2010
Found My Edge
Here I am asking Santa for some magical mojo when I visited the North Pole beforehand.
And here with my agent, Edward Necarsulmer of Mcintosh and Otis. We look good together, don't you think? (Husband agrees!)
Books of Wonder is, was, and always will be, an amazing place. I had the first taste of it's magic when Peter Glassman had a much smaller store, and my grandmother and I read from The Glorious Impossible. Little did I think or dream that twenty years later, Peter would be hosting my first book party!
We walked in to a bookshelf facing the door, full of copies of Edges. What a thrill! The staff were awesomely helpful and soothing; Peter gave me a stellar introduction, surprising me with his intimate knowledge of Edges, radiating authenticity in his admiration of it.
And dudes - I got to sign books! With a black sharpie! I found my edge last night - pushing myself beyond spiritual complacency and right into the moment.
Tomorrow is the Writopia Open Mic/ Edges reading at the Borders in Mt. Kisco. I have to keep my expectations of attendance low, because Books of Wonder set the bar so high! Thank you so much to everybody who came out - I felt so loved and supported!