Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The book is here!

Last night we celebrated with a reading and signing at the Hastings Public Library. This library, by the way, began in the early 1970s in the concession stand of the old high school football stadium. It is now located in the renovated former Hastings High School which also houses an assortment of county offices.
We had a full crowd of parents and friends and students listening to amazing poems by the kids who have become accomplished poets. Standing room only. Thanks so much to librarians Harold and Michelle for being wonderful hosts.
You can purchase Juice up the True Say, Volume I, directly from the publisher here. All proceeds go toward publishing Volume II. If you're local, books are available at Johnny's Kitchen on Main Street, Hastings -- you may want to come for breakfast -- doesn't a plate of Johnny's biscuits and sausage and grits sound good? Or stay for lunch -- fried chicken anyone?

Psst....We're going to be spending more time at the library. Beginning in April, we'll meet for a monthly poetry readings. More information on that later.

Kids! I'm so proud of all of you.

1 comment:

mike said...

I was so proud to live in Hastings seeing all of you get up and read your incredible poems in front of friends, family and strangers. You represented yourselves and Hastings very well. I can't wait to come to the next one and hear more great poems.