Susan B. Anthony Project Luncheon

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

For my friends in the Northwest Corner, I've been invited to be a guest speaker at the Susan B. Anthony Project Luncheon at the Torrington Country Club in Goshen, CT on November 14 at 12 noon. The Susan B. Anthony Project promotes safety, healing and growth for all survivors of domestic and sexual abuse and advocates for the autonomy of women and the end of interpersonal violence.

I'm deeply honored to be the first male ever to have been invited to speak at this event. Click here to learn more about the tremendous work of this organization.

Note: This is a ticketed event. Contact: Hickory Stick Bookshop at 860-868-0525 for details.

Home from the South

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Had a GREAT time at the 2009 Decatur Book Festival. Daren Wang and company do an unbelievable job of welcoming writers and everyone else who loves books. I was on a panel with two friends and wonderful authors, Susan Rebecca White and Kathryn Stockett. Susan also put together an AMAZING dinner party for us in her home with her husband Alan Deutschman, whose new book Walk the Walk just hit the shelves. Next I headed up to Fripp Island, SC for a few solitary writing days and time to watch ospreys and egrets. Then off to the NC Lit Festival in Chapel Hill for another great weekend, thanks to Amy Baldwin and Mary Beth Hollman. I swear that place only gets more and more beautiful. A few things I ate: fried okra, pork barbecue, creamed corn, homemade pimento cheese, shrimp and grits, peach cobbler, hushpuppies, country ribs, cheddar pecan waffles, and pound cake (a whopping wedge of which made it into my carry-on).