This Friday night, I’m getting in the ring with one of Richmond’s favorite (and best named) storytellers, Slash Coleman for Literary Mischief, his refreshing and oddball take on book events.
We’ll be at The Crossroads Art Center and here’s the basic set up. Four authors get a few minutes to talk about anything they choose. Then they face Slash for offbeat interview questions and plenty of audience participation. Yes, you can buy a book and we’ll sign it, but the night is about relaxing and connecting with the authors who live and work in this city.
I’ll likely talk about what it’s like to write for kids when your book pushes all the wrong buttons for school administrators.
If that doesn’t suit you, don’t worry. I’ll be joined by some of Richmond, Virginia’s favorite faces in the arts, too. The lineup:
I admire everybody on the list, but we are a far-flung bunch, so who knows how Slash will knit us all together. That’s the fun. Our work spans the Renaissance, ragtime, China in the 1920s, and modern-day Queens, New York. We touch on sex, murder, bullying, and syphilis. We write for adults and sometimes for little kids.
In Slash’s hands, anything can happen.
Join us – free!
Crossroads Art Center, 2016 Staples Mills Road, Richmond, VA 23230
6 PM – 8 PM, meet and greet
8:30 PM – 9:30 PM show time