Thursday, March 27, 2008

Appreciating Educators

As I said before, on Saturday, April 5, 2008, I’ll be part of a children’s book panel (that also includes my friend Jenny Whitehead, whom I haven’s seen in way too long) at the Borders on 119th and Metcalf in Overland Park, Kansas. Afterward, I’ll present a writing workshop in the café. The store is going all out to celebrate educators. Jenny at Borders sent me this flyer:

Educator Savings Week April 2nd-8th
Educators save 25% on purchases!

Friday April 4
Special Reception
4:00—8:00 PM
Food, fun and prizes!

Book Signing
4:00—6:00 PM
Dr. John Laurie, author of Managing the Game

Saturday April 5
10:00—11:00 AM
Mary Anne Demeritt, author of The Twilight Ride of the Pink Fairy

Children’s Author Panel Event
12:00—2:00 PM
Local authors on hand to discuss their books or answer questions about getting published!
• Leigh Legere: Do Antelope Eat Cantaloupe
• Mary Anne Demeritt: The Twilight Ride of the Pink Fairy
• Jenny Whitehead: Holiday Stew and Lunch Box Mail
• Sandra Jacob: Smiling Faces
• Mary Martin: Miss Lilly and the Hollyhock Garden
• Jancy Morgan and Tom Dunn: If This Old Tree Could Talk To Me
• Lisa Harkrader: Airball: My Life in Briefs
Join us for crafts, food, games, contests and lots of fun!

Kansas City Writers Meetup Group
2:00 PM
Lisa Harkrader: “Tips and Tricks for Writing Effective Dialogue.”

Acoustic Guitar
4:00—6:00 PM
Singer-songwriter Bayley Kate will perform folk/indie rock.

Sunday April 6
Educator Escape!
2:00—4:00 PM
Take some time out for yourself and enjoy:
• The Yoga Studio of Johnson County
• Mary Kay
• 24hr Fitness
• Massage demonstrations
• Coffee and Tea Tasting

Wow! If you live in the area, drop by. This is some weekend they have planned.


Matt Hudson said...


No, this is not spam. But it may contain cheese.

Actually, I am trying to find a writers group in the Topeka area, and stumbled upon your blog in my odd word pairings. There's a vague reference to one at Barnes & Noble, but it's almost a month off.

Surely, this town has more than one writers group. (Maybe it does, and don't call me Shirley.) Can you be of any assistance?

My email is And I'm not a total weirdo. I'm including addresses to my two Blogspot sites to validate I do exist and pretend to be a writer.

Suzanne Lieurance said...

Hey, Lisa,

Thanks so much for the wonderful presentation yesterday for members of the Kansas City Writers Meetup group.

Your tips for writing effective dialogue were super! In fact, I put some of them up at my site. Hope that's okay.

Happy writing!

Suzanne Lieurance
The Working Writer's Coach