We had champagne, iced in old metal milk buckets, tall wildflowers, cherries and truffles. Jane Satterfield and I read our poems in the living room of the Virginia Center. I performed my poems by heart, and tried to engage the audience. The response was very strong and positive. People were surprised by the performance aspect of my work. But no one bought books! My fault for not saying, "We have books for sale after the reading." I took it for granted that people would know we had books, and would buy. Or is it the economy? Still, I've learned my lesson. Next time I'll remind people that books are for sale, and that signed books are great gifts. Cheers, Marilyn
Causes Marilyn Kallet Supports
Southern Poverty Law Center, US Holocaust Memorial Museum, ACLU, Amnesty International, Save Darfur.