Friday, May 30, 2014

Ready, Set, Go: Chicago Printer's Row Lit Fest

Friday morning greetings on a a beautifully sunny day here in Chicago.

My head is spinning right now as I think about the next nine days. I am so looking forward to the next two days; a clear calendar; a rarity; a thing of beauty!

Then the whirlwind begins. I have a 6:00 A.M. flight to Los Angeles on Monday morning and a meeting there late morning and into lunch. Tuesday morning a flight back to Chicago. Unpack, re-pack. Early Wednesday morning it's off to Lafayette, Louisiana, where J.S. Paluch and WLP will be presenting two seminars on Thursday, one on "Building a Better Bulletin," and the other (with me presenting) on "Building a Better RCIA." Then the drive to New Orleans where the same seminars will be repeated on Friday. Then the flight back to Chicago. If you are interested in attending these events, send me an e-mail at

Then the excitement continues. On Saturday and Sunday, June 7-8, WLP, ACTA Publications, and LTP will be joining together at the 30th annual Printer's Row Lit Fest here in Chicago, an outdoor book fair, one of the largest in the United States. Read more about it. We will all be in the same exhibit tent, "Chicago Catholic Publishers." Over 150,000 people attended last year. It looks like somewhat of a grueling weekend, with set-up at 6:00 A.M. on Saturday morning, June 7, exhibiting all day, then the same on Sunday, with tear down early evening on Sunday. I am so excited to see what kind of interest these Chicago Catholic publishers engender. If you live in or near Chicago, be sure to stop by. Exhibiting in an outdoor venue has its challenges. Just imagine a sudden Midwest thunderstorm! We are planning on being well-prepared with tarps and plastic tubs to protect our resources. Looks like it will be lots of fun!

Gotta travel.
Gotta exhibit.
Gotta sing. Gotta pray.

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