Eugene’s Mid-Valley chapter of Willamette Writers had a great turnout last night for the Author Celebration and Reading showcasing eight members reading from their published work. I was happy to be one of the eight. It was a wonderful program with excellent reading from a variety of genres, and will no doubt become a regular June feature. Here we are afterward, gathered with our books onstage at Tsunami Books on Willamette Street, where the group meets regularly.
From left to right: Anthony St. Clair, A. Linda Ash, Bill Cameron, Randi E. Golub, me, JS Bird, Mary E. Lowd, and Terry and Tiffany Jacobs.
We read, sold and signed books, had refreshments, and shared a most enjoyable evening.
I was also happy to see the display at Tsunami Books, just as you come in the front door. Scott Landfield, proprietor, has a poster behind the books telling about my upcoming Signing Party and Reading at Tsunami on Saturday, June 21, from 5 to 7 pm. Nice display.
We plan something a little different for the reading at that event. With the help of my cousin Don Fisher on trumpet and my friend Patty Wilgus on piano, we’ll have a reading set to music. The Civil War plays heavily in Martha’s story, especially in Lane County, so I want to bring that into the presentation. Don and Patty will also provide background music while folks mingle and I sign books. And we’ll have wine with cheese and crackers. More on that later.
But before this June 21st event in Lane County, I’ll have several Douglas County events, including the launch party at While Away Books in Roseburg this Saturday, the 7th; the Reedsport market Friday the 13th; and signing and reading at Books Gallery in Sutherlin Saturday the 14th. Details on the Events page.