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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Flyleaf in the rain...

Thanks to Jamie Fiocco and Flyleaf Books for a lovely reading (from both A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage and The Throne of Psyche) last night--I had so much fun that I completely forgot to take a picture... And I had the pleasure of writers-and-artist in attendance: Laura Frankstone of Laurelines, Jeffery Beam, Lauren Winner (with Emily Hylden, hurrah!), Erica Eisdorfer (with family in tow), and the ever-elegant Elizabeth Spencer (who pointed out that she came out in the rain for me--thank you, Elizabeth!) And I saw Leslie Jaffe and many other people out of my past in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, as well as Connie Leddicote who was part of a week's class at NCCAT in Cullowhee. Quite a hugfest.

6 comments:

  1. You were WONDERFUl, of course! So glad you came here and spread the good Marlyean word! Hope lots of good comes from this, dear heart.
    I'd tried to imagine your voice reading A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage and the reality exceeded all expectations.

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  2. How especially wonderful to have friends amongst strangers at the reading, rather like at an art opening! Wish I could have been there to hear and see the Marly glow.

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  3. It sounds like a wonderful trip.

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