Some of y’all received an invitation from the Wren’s Nest recently. Some of y’all didn’t.
In case you were feeling left out, behold! Here’s your invitation to the Wren’s Nest Writers and Bloggers Spring Cleanup Day, presented by the Duck and Herring Co.
Catchy, isn’t it?
First, the heading (which is, incidentally, a sneak preview of the tenor of our new website):
Too small, you say? The image is a little blurry?
Tough! It’s only a sneak preview, after all. You’ll have to wait a little longer for the real thing.
Next comes the actual invitation, and it goes a little something like this:
Writers, Bloggers, and other miscreants–
We’ve got your loophole for your week’s good deed! The Wren’s Nest, home of author Joel Chandler Harris and Atlanta’s oldest house museum, is aching for some fine spring-cleaning.
Join The Duck & Herring Co. at The Wren’s Nest on Saturday, April 14th at 12pm to meet other wordy folks, put faces to names, and revel in the glory of a beautiful spring day on 2.24 lovely acres, complete with amphitheatre. Come prepared to get down and dirty in our backyard.
Good beer, good food, and reasonable music will be yours—free, of course—to enjoy throughout the day. Consider us your friend who asks you to help move furniture in exchange for a slice of pizza and some Bud Light—except our beer is better and there’s the opportunity to meet other totally awesome writers. Plus, instead of feeling guilted into something that makes you want to cross your arms and glower, this time around we’re inviting you to hang out and have fun.
Bring your work gloves, beach balls, and any inflatable pools you have lying around. If you want to wear your beer helmet, we won’t hold it against you.
You have kids? Well, their legs ain’t broke. Bring ’em along if you’d like! Let us know about it, and we’ll have some root beer available.
Beer, by the way, will be provided by Twain’s. Considering Joel Chandler Harris and Mark Twain were friends, I’d say this turn of events is pretty darn appropriate, if not a little too endearing for its own good.
Anyway, Twain once said, “Go to heaven for the climate, hell for the company.” Come to the Wren’s Nest on April 14th, writers and bloggers, and you’ll find both.