Category Archives: festivals

Summer of ’69 / ’94 / ’19

Alakazam, Postcardians!  #notsorry, but I did suggest in my previous post (now private) that “Goodbye for Now” might turn into “Merely a Hiatus,” and/or that I might take a break from Other Big Projects to sneak in a post or … Continue reading

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The greatest Independence Day party ever

And by Independence Day, I mean the Lithuanian one, of course. The ultimate expression of Lithuania’s year-long 100th anniversary celebration happened the first week of July in Vilnius, and hardcore LT fan that I am, I was there to see … Continue reading

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A song for the solstice

In honor of Midwinter and the world not ending, I’d like to share the following video from a folk song festival I attended back in October. First, a little background:  When my mom and her sisters were little, they used … Continue reading

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Sheboygan Book Fest: Year 2

And we circle back to Postcards’ beginnings!  As in October 2010, I drove up to Sheboygan, WI last weekend for the Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival.  Thankfully, the forecasted showers never came, so in addition to attending author presentations and visiting … Continue reading

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Sheboygan Children’s Book Fest

I took a day trip to Sheboygan, Wisconsin yesterday for WI’s first children’s book festival. First, I met Kathi Appelt, who writes the kinds of folklore-inspired fantasy novels that I’m dying to finally translate from brainwave to book.  My inner 7-year-old … Continue reading

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