Terry Fallis, author of The Best Laid Plans, could come to visit our group. How? If we enter (always a good prerequisite) and win (by random draw) a contest sponsored by the CBC’s Stranger Than Fiction. Check out the website:
Numerous book clubs have already submitted requests which are to appear in the form of comments on the appropriate page on site. The request is to include why a group should be chosen and what Terry would be asked about if he were to attend a meeting.
For a bit of fun and to be a little different, I penned a poetic request:
A visit from Terry would be simply grand
We’d roll out the carpet; we’d strike up the band
We’d ask about podcasts, rejection and pain
Redemption and tension as we’d ascertain
The life of a writer – the life we would lead
If we could get published, if we could succeed.
A book club? Well, no, we’re writers (we think)
We meet every week, our group’s Writers” Ink
We’ve chatted by Skype ‘cuz we’re way out West
But an author in person? Yes, that would be best.
So Fate, you cold finger, please make it your mission
To point to this plea and choose our submission.
We know about “random,” but here’s our petition –
Please randomly draw this poetic submission.
I AM NOT SURE ABOUT THE LAST TWO LINES SO HAVE OFFERED A CHOICE. DO YOU HAVE A PREFERENCE?
Individuals are allowed one entry each. Please consider sending one in on behalf of the club.