Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Poetry Conference

I flew to SLC rather than drive 5 hours one way then back. 
We have an airport in our city with connections to our capitol. 
With the price of gas, it's almost cheaper to fly and easier. 
 My conference was at the airport Hilton, so why not?

It's early spring in SLC, snow dusts the tops of the mountains.
My friend Marilyn Ball is with me in SLC at our lovely hotel.

We sat and listen to lots of poems and enjoyed several banquets
and socializing with other wannabe and experienced poets.

Our main speaker (R) is U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser from Nebraska

And the winner for Poet of the Year from 19 entries didn't include me.
These three poets from our chapter were runner-ups in the contest!
I submitted 28 poems but didn't receive any awards, it's back to work.
Although I just got another order for my book FIND YOUR VOICE:
Write Your Life Story from a distributor for Family History Expo 
who bought 12 copies, sold them all and wants 12 more...HURRAH!

Wonderful review of my book-I needed that today...

  Find Your Voice: Write Your Life Story, by Lin Vernon Floyd, 2011.
Floyd takes an unusual approach in this guide. She provides all the standard questions and topics one expects to cover in writing their own story. She also covers practical ideas and help for scanning photos, publishing options, and editing tips. But what make this book unique is that about half its pages are dedicated to Floyd's own story. By reading through a short version of her story, the reader gets a great example of how a short version of one's own story can be put together in just a few pages. Her writing style is enlivening and provides an excellent example of not just what to write but how to write. Blending story and facts with imagery and detail. Added to the story and ideas of the book is the theme that writing is therapeutic. Floyd states that the process of "recalling my own life, I discovered my VOICE who I am in my family, different from any one else in the world because of my unique experiences and personality." This book is Floyd's offering to help others discover their own voice, with the necessary details needed to start writing your own life story.
"I highly recommend the process of writing your biography to bring understanding to what life is teaching you, no matter how old you are. It can be a healing and enlightening process, if undertaken with the right attitude, and will help you leave a legacy for your family."


  1. This is such a well deserved review and the person took so much time to write it...I am sorry that you didn't get an award at the conference...hugs...

  2. Glad you are living your dream!

    Aloha from Waikiki
    Comfort Spiral

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  3. This is such a lovely review, Lin. I'm glad you had such a great time.

    Thanks so much for visiting and commenting when I was away. My life is so crazy these days with finishing my blog posts, getting ready for my daughter’s visit and working on the travel photo album for my mom. Sigh…. I should be back to normal by June. I hope.

  4. Looks like a great event. That's a super review. Good on ya!