|Meeting authors such as Bill Looney makes any book festival worthwhile.|
Monday, February 27, 2017
Richland County Library
AUTHOR SHOWCASE IN COLUMBIA, SC
Yesterday, the Author Showcase at the Richland County Library drew a steady but thin crowd. I shared a table with Bill Looney who writes mystery novels. We commiserated about the challenges of marketing our books.
A highlight of the afternoon was visits from writer friends who dropped by to say “hello.” I found out Len Lawson, poet and teacher, will become a student himself this summer. Len was one of the presenters at the Deckle Edge Literary Festival taking place throughout the weekend. Len and fellow poet Al Black have published an anthology, Hand in Hand: Poets Respond to Race.