The Boston Book Festival 2011

Whether you’re a voracious reader or not, The Boston Book Festival was the place to be this past Saturday, October 15th. Taking place at Copley Square, the Boston Book Festival is the largest literary event in all of New England. With over 100 world renowned authors and literary leaders, the event caters to all ages and areas of interest.

Among the group of inspiring presenters and guests was Richard Russo, a Pulitzer Prize Winning author who has written seven novels, including Empire Falls, for which he was awarded the 2002 Pulitzer Prize. He has also published a short story collection,  dabbled in the art of writing screenplays and has had several of his novels made into films.

Can you tell I’m a fan? The Rabb Auditorium at the Copley BPL was filled to capacity as Russo discussed his work, “The Whore’s Child”, in the presentation of One City One Story on Saturday. I had always wanted to hear Mr. Russo speak, and I was not disappointed. Unfortunately, my participation stopped here, as my busy schedule took over most of the weekend. Even with my fabulous marketing team behind me, client service is a full-time commitment. It’s been busy (with several new listings on the horizon) but my time spent at The Boston Book Festival was well worth it!

If you haven’t gotten your hands on a copy of Russo’s fiction, bound copies of his short story have been being distributed at bookstores, libraries and other venues throughout Greater Boston.

If you missed out on the Festival this year, don’t sweat it. The Boston Book Festival will be making its return in 2012, and there are more ways to get involved in the event than just attending. The Festival is always looking for volunteers, donations, sponsors and exhibitors. They always expects to attract thousands of visitors and every contribution counts!

Special features include book signings, kid-friendly presentations, live music, and of course, a ton of delicious food!

If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you know there are plenty worthwhile events that take place throughout Greater Boston year round. Stay in touch with my blog or subscribe to keep up to date on everything and anything, including buying a home, selling a home, and local events in and around Roslindale, Jamaica Plain and West Roxbury.

Real estate moment: many of my home-seekers, as well as those working with other brokers, seem to be professionals in the medical and academic fields and are relocating to Boston from other areas. This demographic,  combined with steady prices, are what keep Boston real estate healthy and resilient even in a less than perfect economy.

If you’re thinking about putting your home on the market, your timing is great! More sellers are hoping to sell sooner rather than later, especially with the holiday season approaching, and this is motivating buyers to intensify their search as well. Get your home sold or find your new abode before 2012 with my real estate expertise.

Please contact me if you’re ready to begin your next (or first!) real estate transaction.

Linda Burnett

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