Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Labor Day has come and gone as has the CLF/carnival

I was supposed to be a vendor at the Charlotte Literary Festival this past weekend but that changed due to the fact that the CLF folks decided to change venues and make it no longer a "literary festival." It was turned into a street carnival to "attract the non-readers and allow the opportunity for more people to attend since they wouldn't have to pay at the door to get in".

I've been hoodwinked, bamboozled and whatever else you can imagine here. I've been told so many things since first contacting these people about getting a spot (which originally was "guaranteed" to be inside at the Charlotte Convention Center) that I am putting them on Mr. Hughes' "don't like" list or whatever he has it labeled (lol). "Jaz" is supposed to be this druggie who turned his life around to encompass reading but trust me, it seems his old life has a way of sneaking out and showing its true colors in a matter of seconds. He is a non-truth sayer and until I see the refund I won't believe him or anyone else associated with the CLF. I will never look at participating there ever. They couldn't pay me to be a guest speaker or anything.

It's a shame that this has happened because that area would have been a great place to really get the word out - and it isn't that far from me. As a matter of fact, I made two trips up that way in August and was pleased with both of them. I look forward to being up there for other opportunities but will never even consider the CLF again.

(Going to post office after being in class with Mr. Hughes to see if monies are there.) -- See you all in the postings - E :)


Donna M. McDine said...

optonlinWhat a shame and very frustrating.

You are doing a terrific job promoting. Keep up the great work!

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elysabeth said...

Thanks, Donna. I'm trying to do what I can. You have a long road ahead of you with promoting your new book but I think you will do fine. I hope you have a study guide to go with yours since it seems very appropriate for schools and teaching about the civil war and things associated with that time period - Good luck with everything - chat soon - E :)

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