Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Ahoy, Metrobus Riders!

ATTENTION BUS-RIDING CITIZENS OF OUR NATION’S CAPITAL

DO NOT BE ALARMED by the picture of a scruffy-looking individual staring back at you from an advertising poster behind the driver’s seat. He is harmless.

I should know. I am that scruffy-looking individual.

What?!

Yes, it’s true. My picture and quote are being used in an advertising campaign for The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, MD (read past blog about what The Writer’s Center has meant to me).

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I take every opportunity to sing the praises of the Center, so when they asked if I’d like to participate in this awareness campaign, I said, “How high?” I’m thrilled (and honored) to be among the authors chosen.

The ads will be on selected Metrobuses in Montgomery County, MD, Northern VA, and Northwest D.C. during the month of February.

A diorama, including me and the three other writers in this campaign, Patricia McArdle, Eugenia Kim, and Glen Finland, also will be in the Woodley Park/Zoo Metro station (subway station, for you out-of-towners).

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Come back to the blog on Friday to learn about a fun and exciting contest involving mass transit, cameras, free books, and my face.

Late-breaking news: there already have been sightings!


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13 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Alan - Oh, that's a great campaign! I'm so glad you've found the Writers' Center to be a good experience for you.

Karen Dionne said...

How COMPLETELY cool! Congrats!

Molly Swoboda said...

Somehow being at the Zoo stop makes writerly sense to me. But that's because my non-Florida life is off the Yellow Line. Great promo, Alan!!

Beth Groundwater said...

Very cool, Alan! Not only good promo for the Writers' Center, but good promo for you.

Terry Odell said...

That is SO COOL! Congrats!

Terry
Terry's Place
Romance with a Twist--of Mystery

Hart Johnson said...

HA! You're officially a poster child! Erm... poster person? teehee. I love it! I think it's great that you are helping them out, and can't hurt your own publicity, so very cool.

Ingrid King said...

That is so cool - congratulations!

Elspeth Antonelli said...

You'll know you've really made it when you see your picture with sharpie additions. That's fame.

Seriously, holy wow.

Jan Morrison said...

yay - you've attained famousosity - cool dat!

Mason Canyon said...

Congratulations, that is so nice.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

You have become a real celebrity. Congratulations!

Alan Orloff said...

Thanks, everyone. I may have to ride a bus or two this month. I should sit right under my picture and see if anybody notices.

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