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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Osondu Booksellers



(Cheri Jones and K. Byer)

Osondu Booksellers presents “Women in Reflection,” an afternoon of readings by Nan Watkins (“East toward Dawn”) at 1:30, Cheri Jones (“Chains”) at 2, Joyce Sheldon (“From Fear to Faith, Seekers & Dreamers”) at 2:30, and N.C. Poet Laureate Kathryn Stripling Byer at 3 at 184 N. Main St., Waynesville. (828-456-8062.)

Thus the news release in the local papers ran. Such few words can't contain the reality of that afternoon, however. When real, living, breathing writers and their readers come together over quiche, tea, and brownies, something magical happens. And when those writers and readers push back their plates and begin to communicate with each other, something life-sustaining happens. How could those who love words exist without these moments and without people like Margaret Osondu who, against daunting odds, keep independent bookstores alive?

The quiche was good but the talk was better! Thank you, Margaret, and thanks to all the Indie bookstores out there doing their best to keep literacy and the love of reading alive in this country.

3 comments:

Glenda said...

What a grand get-together you all had. Wish I'd been there. Talking with writers is like manna from Heaven to those of us who love writing and reading.

I hope you had a good turnout for the event. And thanks to Margaret from Netwest. We love our Indie book stores.

Anonymous said...

I have enjoyed all your booksYou are such good storyteller.I'm looking forward to your next book.      bye for now,          Barb

Kathryn Magendie said...

Here's indie booksellers! and to supporting them! And it was a very nice afternoon, yes...