Kidlit Drink Night: Seattle SCBWI Style
It’s true, it’s true! This approaching week-end I will be in Seattle where I shall make a truly magnificent fool of myself in front of untold gobs of people. What better time to have a Drink Night where I can add "hangover" to my list of other points against my favor?
What: Kidlit Drink Night in conjunction with the regional SCBWI Conference in Bellevue, Washington
Where: The Parlor,
THIRD FLOOR OF LINCOLN SQUARE
700 Bellevue Way NE. Suite 300,
Bellevue WA 98004
No, Really, Where?: Somewhere in the bar. We do not have a reserved space.
When: Friday, April 25th at 8:30 p.m.
Who: You. If you wanna come.
I’ve had some trouble organizing this particular outing because Seattle, or more specifically Bellevue where the conference is being held, is crazytown. In New York you can call up a restaurant or bar, tell them you want a room reserved, and PING! Instant free space for you and your guests. Not so the Pacific Northwest. Those of you who know me are aware that I have a strange ingrained fear of talking to strangers on the phone. The only time I can ever make myself do it (particularly when I want the stranger to give me something) is during my lunch breaka at work. Unfortunately, there’s this annoying little thing called a Time Zone or three that threw my normal plan of attack out of whack. So after busting through my personal inadequacies three times, I found that each place I asked wanted roundabout $280 for a room.
Which brings us to Plan B. We just go to a bar and meet informally. Why not? There is the possibility that there will be untold hoardes of SCBWIers present, but if that’s the case then we can always break off, go elsewhere, etc. I will be there in any case. It looks like a nice place with lots of space, and that’s all anyone needs anyway. So come on down and see me sometime! I’ll be wearing . . . . uh . . . . a dress of some sort, I guess. Dunno. Haven’t thought that far in advance. Maybe I’ll wear the red/coral number from ALA last year. That’s an eye-popper!
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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