Writers conference

Submitted by norma snockers

Monday, 30 March 2009

The theme of our community college's annual writers' conference was "Writing: For the Sell of It." I called a widely published author and asked him to be our keynote speaker. My request was met with a long silence.

Finally, he said, "I don't know what I would say to that audience."

"You're just being modest," I replied. "I'm sure you're extremely qualified to speak about selling what you've written."

He suddenly broke into laughter. "I thought you said 'Writing for the Celibate.'"

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