Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Brush With Fame

Allison Pottern-Hoch, Jeff Kinney & Dennis Lehane
One of the perks of being a bookseller (and an events coordinator to boot) is that I sometimes get invited to book-related events. On Tuesday, April 5th I had the pleasure of joining our friends at Abrams in attending 826 Boston's fundraiser, Night of 1000 Stories. 826 Boston is a non-profit writing and tutoring center for youth, a chapter of a larger organization founded by author Dave Eggers. Amidst literary themed appetizers and typewriter-based flash fiction contests, I met the guest speakers (Jeff Kinney! Dennis Lehane!) who were both charming, funny, and down-to-earth. Some of the students shared their stories and projects and everyone was very supportive and enthusiastic about the great work that 826 Boston does. It was so cool to see so many people turning out in support of writing and books! A big thanks to Jason Wells for the invite!

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