We’ll be tabling next weekend at the Alabama Book Festival in stodgy yet decidedly artsy-fun Montgomery, the state capitol. If you’ve never been there it’s worth a trip if only to wander around in the weekend-deserted downtown and feel as if a Confederate general visiting a vanquished former capital or to visit one excellently famous Flea Market on the edge of town that’s, yes, very much like a mini mall. Which is, indeed, what I did the last time I was there, passing through on my way to the coast a couple years back. Sammy Stephens, owner of the mall last I heard, is a gracious host.
As for the Festival, I participated last in 2007; last year a coincidental fest in Montevallo an hour or so north where I was scheduled to read kept me away; but in 2007 the general vibe was upbeat, cool, and festive, no doubt.
Visit our events page for details, likewise of the DC/DC Spring Crafts Fair in Tuscaloosa the following day, at which I’ll also be tabling with our latest issue, THE2NDHAND soap by folks at The Left Hand, who’ll also be there, and sundry books. Hope to see you.