Friday, July 18, 2008

Busy weekend

Well, that was a lost couple of days. I was struck down by some vicious virus and spent the last two days in bed feeling rotten - so rotten in fact (and here's the really bad news!) that I couldn't even read because my head hurt so much. Now that is really mean.

But I'm back on my feet now, if a little wobbly, and it's just as well. Because this weekend I'm heading over the other side of the country, to Hale , Manchester where I'm running a workshop there on Saturday morning. This follows on from the opening of the Centenary Exhibition in the Central Library, which I told you about last month. And of course I'll be teaching from the 12PGTWR2.

I'm told the workshop is totally booked up so at least I know I won't be talking to myself or just one or two people. (I did have to do that once, when just two peole turned up for a talk I was giving!) So if you've booked for the workshop then I'll see you soon. I'm looking forward to it. I've never been to Hale so I shall be exploring a new place.

One other thing - as a small PS to my blog about the books I sent to Ghana and the lovely pictures of Hanana with them. Some of my lovely author friends (Margaret McDonagh and Anne McAllister ) have already written to me and asked if they could help by sending books too. So, not wanting to overload Tony, in case he could't handle an flood of books, I checked with him , and this is what he said:

Your idea sounds really good - the more books the better. Literacy in Ghana's northern regions is quite low, so any additional books would be great. Individual authors can send them to me direct and then there will be no customs duty to pay - it will be just be receiving gifts from the UK. I can stockpile them and then make a decision on whether the individual donations should go to the library or to a women's NGO.

So if any other authors reading this would like to get involved by sending a book, please email me for details and I can put you in touch with Tony. And maybe we can help put a smile on more faces and more women get lovely books to read!
I'll be back on Sunday - see you then.


Anonymous said...

I hope you feel better soon, Kate. Nothing worse than being too sick to read.


EllenToo said...

So sorry to hear you were struck down by a vicious virus. Glad you are feeling better but take it easy until you are steadier and make sure you are completely over it. Wishing you well on your workshop.

Donna Alward said...

OH hugs...I did wonder when you said you had a headache the other day. Hope you're better now.

THere is a parcel in the mail for you!

Anne McAllister said...

Glad to hear you're up and about again, Kate. Good luck in Hale. I'm sure your listeners will learn a lot.

Will be posting books to Tony this week.

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear that you're feeling better, Kate. I'd love to be a fly on the wall at that workshop!

Has the 12 Step Guide 2nd. Edition been released in the U.S. yet? I went to Barnes and Noble, but it doesn't say which edition it is. I have the first one, now I want the second!



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