139. Author Encounters (Awkward & Awesome)

Out of the Ordinary 139

Today's Out of the Ordinary Book:

Opened Ground: Selected Poems, 1966-1996 by Seamus Heaney

Key Conversation Points:

  • When's the last time you've let yourself escape with a book for a long period of time? We have a plan for you as summer ends! Sources of inspiration are coming your way!
  • We're talking all things awkward and awesome about meeting authors, from screaming in the airport to giving the wrong book for the author to autograph.
  • Christie so graciously explains, "Writer finds reader and reader finds writer. No one is high and the other is low. We need one another."
  • What's a book that's really impacted you? Please tag us on social media!
  • Lisa-Jo observes, "The great thing about writing...your words can go out and really resonate with one person and then somehow that person is linked to your story...We are in this together."
  • "I could do a weird thing right now." If you've ever thought this, Christie may have you beat.

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