If you're in New Jersey this weekend, there are a half dozen excellent literary events to fill your first October days. A little simple searching will flag them all, but if you want to know what my choices are, these links will lead you:
Saturday, come early (10:15 start!) for the workshops and stay all day at the Warren County Poetry Festival.
Sunday. come to Hoboken and hear Kathleen Shea, as introduced by her son, J. T. Aregood, at Symposia Bookstore at 3PM.
If you're out of the area, please take in my poem "The Big Bounce", which was recently posted at Identity Theory. It's in the September Verse selections alongside some fine company. Check out the Verse archive while you're there; it's a young journal, but quite a good one. And visit the Poker Blog, too.
And if you're still looking for something to write about after all these choices, pop over to the 32 Poems blog for a challenge from Deborah Ager.
And if you're still stuck for something to do this weekend after all this, it's not my fault.