This weekend was the Great 2018 Poetry Sale. We were recruited by Bob Nelson of Brick Cave Books, in part to spread the news about the next Mesa Book Festival that will be on December 8th.
Saturday, we headed out to the Downtown Mesa Festival of the Arts. We set up on our beautiful windy day, got to know our neighbors, Chiwowmedia, who was also helping to showcase poetry, Donna Wylie writing poetry while her husband Rick is a graphic artist. They were friendly and great fun!
We also handed out postcards and talked poetry with a few people, talked about the Mesa Book festival. Lunch was the Lemongrass Shack. I highly recommend their lemongrass chicken.
We had a lovely conversation about poetry with one of the volunteers for the Art festival, a sweet young lady who’s high school won a poetry slam. The energy and passion of the younger generation is wonderful to see, I know we’ll see great things along the way.
All in all, it was a relaxing day among the books. Our next event is Saturday 24th, 2018, 9 AM – 9 PM, just next weekend at DevFare, held on the ASU West Campus at 4701 W Thunderbird Rd, Glendale, AZ 85306. This will be a one day event. DevFare is a collaborative convention hosted by ASU Cos Club and ASU S.W.A.G. combining their two conventions to bring you this fun new event. The event is completely free and open to the public!
Cos Club, S.W.A.G., Teachers of the Future, and other clubs and organizations will come together along with ASU faculty, staff, and students from across all campuses, and members of the local community to display their interests in popular culture.
The event will host a vendor hall, exhibitor displays, panels, costume contests, a dance, tabletop gaming, and much more!
We’re hoping to see a lot of new faces out there but hope to see some familiar ones as well! This is going to be a family friendly event so I think it will be a lot of fun!
See you all out among the books!