Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A Haunted Tour Of D.C. vs. Multicultural Book Festival

This is the Octagon House Muesum in Washington D.C. which will be
the last stop on the haunted house tour. This image is courtesy of google.

I conducted a search on local activities that will occur between now and before Nov. 5 in my neighborhood, but I ended up with nothing, zero, zilch.

I decided to check out The Washington Post to see if I could find something fun as well as interesting to cover. After scouring a bit, I came across two events that I am contemplating over.

The first is event is a "Washington Walks Haunted Tours" that will be held tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. and on Halloween (Friday) at 7:30 p.m. for $10 fee. The tour will site the haunted houses and the stories behind them.

The tour will start from 17th and I street in Washington, D.C. and end at the Octagon Museum.

The second event that strikes my interest is the Children's Multicultural Book Festival that will be held on Nov. 1 from noon to 6 p.m. at The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts.

I am a bookworm. Even though the festival is a for children's books, the event it will feature readings from author Nikki Giovanni.

Nikki Giovanni is a African-American author who wrote several books on poetry for adults and children.

I thought is would be great if I could interview her for my story, plus the event is free.

One sources for my story (which every one I choose) will be the coordinators or organization that is hosting the event.

Another source will be the tour guide or the people are chaperoning or aiding in the festival. The last source will be from people attending the event. I would like to talk to at least three people.

Furthermore, there are standard questions that I will ask based on the person I am interviewing. If I am interviewing the coordinator of the event, I will ask questions like How long did it take to preparate the event? Is this event held every year? Are there knew aspects, features etc. that are included this time in the event?

Moreover, if I am interviewing a person who is a attending then I will ask questions such as What did you like or dislike about the event and why? or Why did you attend the event?

Overall, I am looking forward to the next story and I hope to execute it better than I did the first one.

1 comment:

Stacy Spaulding said...

Nikki Giovanni is a wonderful speaker. We saw her at the Baltimore Book Festival last year. After hearing her talk about politics last year, I'd love to hear what she has to say this year! You might have time for one or two questions if you wait around at the end. Make them good ones.

Both stories sound great. Good luck.