Hello Chi-town, nice to see you again! I flew in late yesterday afternoon and was pleased to find the weather much warmer than my chilly visit last month. So there are some scattered thunderstorms in the forecast. The Lake Effect, right? Fine, fine. I’ll take a summer storm so long as the temp stays high. I’ve got hairclips and anti-frizz gel to shellac back my humidity fro, so I’m ready for anything. Let’s dance, Windy City.
Tomorrow, Saturday, June 18, is the Glen Ellyn Bookfest 2011, and I couldn’t be more excited for the Literary Luncheon. Luis Urrea, Cristina Henriquez, Brigid Pasulka and I will be pulling up a chair to your lunch table and chatting about how our histories inspire our writings. If you haven’t gotten your tickets, these are the last few hours you can so don’t miss out. I’ve flown all the way from the Wild West (a.k.a. El Paso) to meet you and feast. Margie and Sue from The Bookstore have done a tremendous job organizing this event. Again, here are the details:
The 2nd Annual Downtown Glen Ellyn Bookfest is pleased to welcome four noted authors to the Bookfest Literary Luncheon from Noon to 1:30pm on Saturday, June 18, 2011 at Glen Oak Restaurant, 479 Pennsylvania in Glen Ellyn.
This year’s Literary Luncheon, ”Inspired by Our History” includes Luis Urrea (author of The Hummingbird’s Daughter and its highly anticipated sequel, the Queen of America, coming in December 2011), Cristina Henriquez (author of The World in Half), Sarah McCoy (author ofThe Time It Snowed In Puerto Rico), and Brigid Pasulka (author of the PEN Hemingway Award-winning book, A Long, Long Time Ago & Essentially True). The authors will rotate around the restaurant and discuss their books, which all involve stories inspired by the authors’ own ancestors, who herald from Mexico, Poland, Panama and Puerto Rico. The Glen Oak Restaurant will pair their stories with unique ethnic menu choices created specifically for this event.
I’ll post pictures once I’m back in my home office next week. If you’re at the luncheon, you just might see yourself here!
Yours truly, Sarah