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len-boswell's picture
Sep.22.2011
The waves crashed again and again against the side of the ship, sending up a warm salty spray that soaked us to the bone as we struggled to hold on . . . Wait, it wasn’t exactly like that. We were sitting in the front row in a small conference room where folding metal chairs had been arranged...
darlene-arden's picture
Sep.22.2011
The Red Room's topic for the week caught my interest. Reading in public is an interesting topic, especially for someone who writes non-fiction and whose first book was about Toy dogs. I once passed on a reading at a meeting of The National Writers' Union because I thought I wouldn't fit in. All...
adira-rotstein's picture
Sep.21.2011
The Georgina Public Library event was a great success!  Thanks so much to Jo Scott, Bev Walsch and Amanada for organizing.  I was worried I wouldn't get there on time, so I got to the GO Bus at Yorkdale Mall ahead of schedule.  I thought it would take longer for the bus to actually...
lisa-jensen's picture
Sep.21.2011
Here's how much I hate public speaking: I switched my major in college in my junior year when I found out Lit majors had to pass an oral exam. Oral, as in talking? As in, NOT writing? No, thanks. (For those keeping score at home, I graduated with a degree in Aesthetic Studies (hey, it was the '70s...
margaret-duarte's picture
Sep.21.2011
by London Public Library On June 11, thirteen authors participated in an "Author Read-In" sponsored by Friends of the Franklin Library.  I was fortunate to be one of the readers. By fortunate I mean, I was able to learn what not to do during an author reading as I fumbled...
thaisa-frank's picture
Sep.21.2011
I'm reading at Off the Richter Scale on Sunday, October 9th at 1:50.  I'll be reading from Heidegger's Glasses  which is out in paperback, but may be persuaded to read a story from my new book, Enchantment, which is out this spring.  I might read  The Enchanted Man or The...
margaretdilloway's picture
Sep.21.2011
Since my book got published last year, I've read in public at variety of venues. I've read in a room at a festival where people were more interested in the other stuff going on than in me. I've read at a luncheon. I've read in bookstores and libraries. I've read to rooms full of people, and to...
red-room-well-red's picture
Sep.19.2011
 “…the key is that you have got to be connected to your readers, whether it's one little old lady who has come in for the free cookies you've provided or 100 enthusiastic fans. That's the covenant of a reading, the promise of some sort of connection beyond the page.” – Bestselling novelist...
jennifer-kathleen-gibbons's picture
Jul.22.2011
I’ve been lucky living in the Bay Area. For any given week, there’s a great author reading somewhere. Sitting in a chair, watching the author read is always a treat. There are times when, as they read their work aloud, the writer looks like they are going to fly. I always envied them; that...