STEPH OPITZ INTRODUCES WORDPLAY, COMING TO MINNEAPOLIS IN 2019
I have, of course, heard plenty of people using readiness as a metric for action. Like, being ready to get married, not ready to buy a house, ready to send in that manuscript. For me, I’ve never been fully ready for anything. Willing, yes. Able, sure. Ready? Not usually. If I had waited until I knew for sure I was ready to do things, I think I’d still be living with one of my parents. I wouldn’t have moved across country (four times), or internationally, wouldn’t have taken that new job, bought that car; I’m sure when I send this essay in, it won’t feel ready. Which is all to say, that when I talked to my now-boss about starting Wordplay, a Minneapolis book festival, when I was seven months pregnant, I wasn’t ready for any of it.
And whether or not I’m ready: Wordplay, a book party in the heart of Minneapolis, is coming May 11-12, 2019. Mark your calendars.