Mark your calendar for Sunday! The West Hollywood Book Fair is on from 10 am to 6:00 pm that day, and there’s so much to see and do with readings, panels, discussions, authors, special celebrity guests, food, exhibitions, writing workshops, discount book offers, signings, swag (no doubt), and so forth. I’ve not been before, but as you know from reading here I’m a big fan of cities going gaga over books for a while, being a regular visitor to the LA Times Book Festival when it comes in the Spring. The calendar of events and much more about the event can be found at the website here.
Here’s another thing. Despite the fact there was no mention of a spankingly splendid after party, and certainly no mention of chocolate fountains (more’s the pity; click the link to figure out what I’m talking about) I nevertheless agreed to serve on one of the panels. It is quite an honour of course! It’ll be at the Open Book Pavilion at 2:30pm (with K C Cole and Kevin Grazier) and is entitled “Eyeballing the Universe: Big & Small”. No, I’ve not a clue what it’ll be about either, but spontaneity should be part of the fun of it, right?
See you there perhaps!