Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Life is Good in Delaware, Ohio

Sometimes when you plan an event at an independent bookstore in Delaware, Ohio on a Tuesday evening in late September, you think to yourself---It's a good date. What else could possibly be going on?

It turns out there was a lot going on in Delaware last night.  Our event with the poetry group House of Toast was one of 3 other events that I knew of within a 1/2 mile radius of our store (walking distance).  And we had a full house of people listening to an incredible group of poets.

Among the other events were OWU professor Sean Kay, whose book launch of Celtic Revival we hosted back in June with a discussion led by Fred Andrle, who was a featured poet at our House of Toast event last night.  Kay spoke about Africa's Wars and Global Security at OWU's Benes Room for the Sagan National Colloquium, at 7pm.

I also learned that the talented and dynamic OWU music professor Nancy Gamso was giving a performance at Sanborn Hall at 7pm.  She has played at the Beehive many times with groups of her amazing students.

And at Andrews House across the street Alec Johnson, a Beehive customer and supporter, was giving a presentation about his experience with the Tar Sands Activists in Washington DC, at 7pm.

I'm sure that all of these events were as well-attended as ours and I wish I could've been at each one. 

I love that on a cool and misty autumn evening on a Tuesday in a seemingly sleepy little town, that there is a hell of a lot of stuff going on.

If you did miss our poetry event last night, please stop in to check out our selection of books from the poets.

And mark your calendar for our next event with artist Matt Kish on Thursday October 20 at 7pm.  His forthcoming book, Moby-Dick in Pictures, will be published in early October by Tin House.  He started documenting his project on his blog which we have been following for several years.  Check it out!

posted by Mel

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