Friday, October 03, 2008

Da Count - McMaster Writer in Residence

On Wednesday, we had the distinct pleasure of welcoming the Mabel Pugh Taylor Writer in Residence for McMaster University, Lawrence Hill for a special lunchtime meet and greet and reading.

Lawrence is not only an incredible writer, but he is also a fascinating speaker and a delightful person. He spoke a bit about writing, about the program and read from his award winning novel The Book of Negroes (which we still have signed copies of). There was a wonderful turn-out for this lunchtime event. We only had room for about 15 chairs, which were filled and there were another dozen or so people standing in the back.

It always warms my heart to see people gathered at a book-related event.

I only wish we could host events like this every day at noon.



lime said...

yay for books! double yay for people being enthused about books!

Anonymous said...

That is wonderful. Glad the turn out was good. I have attended several of these type of events where the speaker turned out to be... well, blah at best. So, extra wonderful that the speaker was good. Cheers!