Last night I was lucky enough to participate in the It’s About Time Writers’ Reading Series at the Ballard Library. A small but attentive audience came inside on a gorgeous Seattle evening and were treated to a smorgasbord of readers/speakers.
First up was Donna Miscolta, author of WHEN THE DE LA CRUZ FAMILY DANCED, who gave a Writer’s Craft lecture on plotting.
After a brief open-mic reading, I read two scenes from FLYAWAY and talked about the inspirations behind the novel.
A few more open-mic readings followed, and then Steve Hersch (not pictured) read a moving selection from his novel-in-progress about his late wife’s struggle with both Alzheimer’s and cancer. Last up was Mitsu Sundvall, who brought me to tears with her essay about the regret she and her sisters feel for not taking their mother to the March on Washington.
All in all, it was a great evening, and I encourage any writer who has an opportunity to take part in the series to go for it!
I’m on a bit of a library blitz these days. See you Monday at 7 p.m. at the downtown library in Everett!