A literary soirée

The third event of the recent Pacific Northwest Library Extravaganza was a soirée called Author! Author! at the gorgeous offices of architects Rice/Fergus/Miller in Bremerton.  Over the Puget Sound area’s most tasty appetizers, thriller writer Kevin O’Brien and I talked books–

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This was the inaugural event in what is proposed to be a series of salons with, yes, an Author! and an Author! talking.  Also eating and drinking and oh yes, signing books for others who love libraries, and eating and drinking and books.  This was a fundraiser for the library, but it was also an example of the kind of thing that libraries can do, bringing writers from afar to talk to readers.

We love libraries.

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Thank you, Jaime Forsyth, Jeannie Allen, Chapple Langemark, and all the great people involved with the Kitsap Regional Library, for making me so welcome.

If you’d like to see more pictures, the Facebook album of photos is here.

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