Let’s Get Lit!
There are things in the world that can be considered absolutely good. Dogs come to mind immediately. Books and libraries are two others. So, here on the cusp of March, I’m mightily pleased have been asked to attend a pair of events in support of books and the houses that hold them.
Firstly, Seattle’s getting back a bookstore that it was a tragedy to have lost in the first place. Luckily, it wasn’t gone for long. The Queen Anne Book Company is having its Grand Opening Weekend from March 1 to March 3 and there’ll be lots of writers showing up over the weekend to help them celebrate. I’ll be there March 1 from 3 pm to 5 pm to stand around and talking about books and reading and try and not look like too much of a dope. Come see me, I’ll sign some Wilderness for you…
And, secondly, the King County Library System is holding its annual Literary Lions Gala on March 23, 2013. I’ve been invited to rub elbows there as well, and will be joined by a bright constellation of NW lit talent. As an added bonus, I’ve bought (and plan on wearing) a suit. So, if nothing else, come out to see how uncomfortable I’ll be! Dennis Lehane is the Keynote Author and the Gala proceeds go toward King County Library System programs.