Thursday, October 13, 2011

Seattle: Day 1

There's nothing like hitting the ground running when you get to a new city. After arriving in Seattle, I headed to Highline Community College to meet the fabulous Susan Rich.

Then it was off to Elliott Bay Books for our poetry reading. What a great bookstore! The staff there was excellent; can't thank them enough for their support.






Susan and I have now read together in Cambridge MA, Miami, and Seattle. We're looking to do our next reading in the Southwest corner of the United States but have not ruled out Hawaii.





We had a great crowd, which included Martha Silano and daughter Ruby.





Ruby and Martha


Martha and me














Then off to the Richard Hugo House to attend the party for the winners and finalists for the 2011 Washington State Book Awards. Thilled to celebrate the occasion with Susan and Oliver de la Paz (both were award finalists), and to meet members of Seattle's writers' community. I have lots of books from the event take back with me to Boston.





Susan, Olie, and me















Today, we're off to Highline Community College for my reading and talk with Susan's students. (No Starbucks yet, but you know it's coming!)

2 comments:

Martha Silano said...

Thanks for posting these pics, January. I am so glad you're enjoying Seattle ... you sure picked a great time to visit. I hope you and Susan DO make it to Hawaii for a reading or some such one of these days, but the southwest sounds sweet too.

January said...

Martha, we'll have to find a way to bring you out to the East Coast! Hope last night's reading went well.

Meeting you was a high point of the trip.

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