I went to the Fair the other night, and found myself looking at the experience through the eyes of a writer. It might have helped that I’d forgotten my camera – this was the the first time in as long as I can remember that I didn’t bring my trusty case with me to an event like this. I’ve been using photography as a storytelling device since I was about 8, but only recently have I (re)discovered the joy of writing. I know it won’t be long before I meld the two together, but the other night, I had only one way to capture what I saw – the pad of paper and pen that I had remembered to bring.
And so, acting the part of a “journalist,” I paid attention to my surroundings and wrote about what I saw. Want to read what I wrote? Of course you do…
Lucky for you (and me), Linda Solomon, the publisher of The Vancouver Observer, has created a great platform for emerging writers (like yours truly) to have their work seen. So now you can read all about my Fair adventures here.
By the way, Linda posted my first published “story” about the Vancouver Folk Music Festival in mid-July, and I was blown away to have that one picked up by the Tyee as part of their “Best of the V.O.” series the very next day.
So far, so good.