January 28, 2008
Our first-ever Can I Sit With You? event was a smashing success! Liz Henry, SJ Alexander, Sarah Glover, and Michael Procopio all read their stories from the Can I Sit With You? book. Then we sold a gazillion copies of said book. And then -- in an act of generosity that would have gotten Shan teary even if she hadn't knocked back two beers to combat severe stage fright -- host (and CISWY author) Cindy Emch donated the entire night's proceeds to SEPTAR! All told, we wrangled $400 for those adorable kids and their families and teachers. *Sniff*
If you didn't have the good fortune to attend, check out our brand-new Flickr photostream for documentation. If you were there and took pictures, please link them up. And don't forget to add us as a contact.
Cindy Emch sporting the world's greatest tattoo
We gots the videos, too! (Please excuse the Cinéma-Vérité camera action. Again, there was beer.) Have a look at the excerpts:
Liz Henry reads from The Sex Change of Zyax II:
SJ Alexander reads from All's Fair in Love and Mucus:
Sarah Glover reads from Love Hurts:
Michael Procopio reads from The Sound of Musicals:
Thanks again, everyone. More events and more authors will be coming, so if you couldn't make this one, stayed tuned.