Saturday, July 24, 2010

Local Authors for Libraries!

Today's Book Fair at the Barnyard was a huge success! 60 authors were scattered around the gardens: their presentations and book displays as colorful as the surrounding flowers.
Pagrovians were in full force. Everywhere you turned someone was wearing an "I Love PG Library" button. One Friend was wearing 4!
Several Pacific Grove Library Supporters were lending a hand selling raffle tickets.Other Pagrovians were on hand to sell their wares.
Diane Grindol's table featured her delightful Haiku poem collections: Dogku, Haiku, Catku.
Patrick Flanigan was busy at his table selling When Sunflowers Speak.
Walter Gourlay represented authors in Monterey Shorts and Monterey Shorts II.There were thought-provoking and humourous presentions. Belle Yang spoke on her creative process and journey.
Elliott Ruchowitz-Roberts shared a "library" poem by Billy Collins: Marginalia.
And Patrice Vecchion put out a call for a collaborative poem by the Monterey Peninsula: Why I Love Libraries. To send her your contribution visit her website.

A huge round of applause to the Local Authors Live! Committee for a wonderful afternoon. Thank you Phil Bowhay, Dick Burns, Patricia Hamilton, Michael Hemp, Flo Snyder, and May Waldroup.
And Thank you authors. Thank you library volunteers.Thank you to all who came. (For those of you who missed it, I have a feeling it will be happening again next year!)

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