We Did It! A Romance Yarn Report
The first Romance reading program in Richmond, A Romance Yarn, was held November 4th. What a great evening!
First, Dances with Wool proved to be the perfect venue. The shop is cozy and welcoming. There were comfy chairs as well as folding ones. Some people brought their knitting and settled right in. There was wine, cocoa, tea, and chocolate.
Second, the authors were delightful. If you haven’t attended an author reading, you should. There is something about hearing the writer sharing the inflections she hears when she created the characters that adds an extra bit of insight. Mary Behre, Tracey Livesay, and Lorraine Heath all read sections of their books that had humor and gave a great taste of the story. We wanted to broadcast the event live through FaceBook but had a technical difficulty. Fortunately, we have some video so we may be able to get that up for you.
Yes, we are going to do it again. Dances with Wool would like to have another A Romance Yarn (because Romnce readers are fun), so plans are underway.
But what gave me pleasure was to connect readers to new authors. Organizing this event was a labor of love for me and one I hope to duplicate many times in the future. I am indebted Debbie Floyd who offered her lovely shop and was a great hostess and to the authors who generously donated their time.
Plus, through the five dollar donations we asked for the event, we were able to donate $125 to the Women’s Clinic at the Free Clinic in Powhatan.
Doesn’t get better than that! And look for a new program coming this Spring.