Monday, February 9, 2009
City of Destiny
A lot of writers get nervous before their readings. Some of them have a drink or two to take the edge off. Others have their friends dress their pets in reindeer outfits. Whatever works, you know? Tonight, we read in the Community Room at the shiny and relatively new Garfield Book Company on the campus of Pacific Lutheran University, where Jason Skipper, our co-reader, handed out candy to the crowd: A lot of my former students showed up and so, of course, I had to take their picture: We know we need to go to bed relatively soon, because our flight tomorrow is at the crack of dawn. But Jen and Jason were nice enough to buy us an entire container of Western Family brand peanut butter, so I made us some sandies for the road tomorrow: Super-special thanks to Jen Smith for doing the introductions this evening. If you happen to be in or passing through the Twin Cities tomorrow, be sure to stop by and see us read at the Loft with Rebecca Kanner.