The Las Vegas Literary Salon team says THANKS! The response to our book launch featuring Tapestry: Tales, Essays, Poetry was amazing. We were busy greeting everyone and failed to count noses, but the guesstimate was forty attendees, twelve of whom were writers represented in the book.
We also want to thank Jan and Frank Beurskens for allowing us to use their venue – Stella’s – for the event. It was perfect. The setting, the historic vibe the building gives off, comfy seating, and a welcoming spirit. The building continues to be a work in progress, but it is clearly going to continue the Estella’s legacy of being a place where folks want to gather.
The Lit Salon also extends warm thanks to our writers and anyone who contributed – and continues to contribute – to the success of Tapestry. If you have the book already, please don’t skip over the acknowledgements. Take note of the folks who made the Las Vegas Literary Salon’s dream of an anthology of local writers come true.
As has been noted, this is a fund raiser for Las Vegas Literary Salon, so continued sales are important to our ability to achieve our mission of providing a safe space for writers, readers, and thinkers to meet, talk, and exchange ideas about writing and the written.
This will involve providing a platform for writers to exchange ideas about the art, crafts, excitement, and responsibilities of writing; to offer programs in publishing, writing, editing, book design, and other writing related topics; to support writers of all ages and abilities.
Readers may join in discussions that examine a variety of genres from poetry to fiction to non-fiction as well as to experience excitement, joy, and enlightenment. Read more about our ambitious but doable agenda here.
Tapestry is available on Amazon. More important, it’s available right here in Las Vegas from Paper Trail on Bridge Street and Books of the Southwest at FrankieAnnTiques on the Plaza. The Las Vegas Arts Council, our fiscal sponsor, also has books on hand for purchase.
Tapestry is worth the price – $10.99 – and an excellent gift idea for Christmas giving. If everyone is all sold out, never fear! I have copies.
Now for a wee bit of housekeeping. One of our guests on Dec. 5 left behind this cozy coat. If you know who it belongs to, email firstname.lastname@example.org so we may return it to its owner.
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Last, but by no means least, thanks Mary Rose and Bob Henssler for all your help in preparation for and implementation of the launch event, and to Patti Romero, whose thoughtful suggestions helped along the way.
Photos: Bob Henssler