We did it. We made it through 2020.
I am sure that looking back, that this year was not the year that most of us had anticipated.
Life was turned upside down, and so many things have changed In what seems like such a short time and also a very long time all at once.
In the before times, (I.E. before the pandemic fully hit and lockdowns took place) we had so many plans for the year. 2020 was going to be The Henlo Press’s year.
We were going to attend readings. Run Workshops. Attend conventions.
While most of our events ended up looking very different that we had initially hoped, I would still say that 2020 was a good year for us at The Henlo Press.
We jumped into 2020 planning to be more consistent on social media (something we are still working on) and we came up with a regular posting schedule.
February brought us InCoWriMo (International Correspondence Writing Month) and an extremely active community of passionate letter writers were brought together. (Keep an eye out for InCoWriMo 2021 info coming soon!)
In March we started our work with Author, Mike Hornyak, that kept us going for many months that led to the successful Kickstarter and launch of The Dictionary Game: Stare Down the Moon.
In October we had the opportunity to run a digital writing workshop centered on The Dictionary Game in partnership with the creative writing program at Bowling Green State University and the Winter Wheat Writing Festival.
And In November we had the chance to join you all again, albeit digitally, for National Novel Writing Month.
In December we said goodbye to our dear intern, Kirsten Jorgensen and took a much needed time of rest.
But 2020 is gone, and It is time to get back at it!
We have a lot planned for this year and hope that maybe we may even be able to see some of you in person.
In January we will be welcoming our newest intern and we can’t wait for you to meet her!
We have a few other surprises up our sleeves, but you will just have to wait and see.
It is time to say goodbye to 2020 and Henlo to 2021!