The Author Fair, held at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library last month, was a great opportunity for Echoes, Neo-Victorian Poetry. The fair ran very smoothly, especially so for an inaugural event. True, this library has hosted events before, but not quite like this.
The ground floor entrance area was ringed with author tables, each one displaying stacks of books and related materials. Emily Thompson and I decorated our table in Steampunk fashion.
At one point, we each took a turn at the podium to introduce ourselves and our books to a very receptive audience. With the camera rolling, I eventually made my way to the microphone as well.
Following my brief introduction, I opened up Echoes and read two poems: Emery and Shanty Town. I am currently relying on these two pieces as I endeavor to find my onstage voice.
At the end of the day, the director of the Author Fair approached us and asked if we would like to donate a book or two to the library catalog, to which Emily and I both replied with a resounding "Yes!"
I donated ten copies of Echoes to the library system, right then and there. Emily Thompson donated copies of Clockwork Twist, as well. So now, within this system, you can go and check our books out ... literally! And that is the "news" that I had promised a few weeks ago.
A quick query at said library confirmed that these books are in the San Jose Library system, indeed the titles are searchable in the library catalog, but it will take a few weeks for them to actually appear on library shelves. So, no need to alter the title of this post. LOL!