Great Hopping Writers!

ArtHop is TONIGHT, and great visual and performing arts will be hopping at locations all around the town. At one venue, we’ll celebrate the art of the written word.

Writers Forum takes over Ethan Allen Home Interiors from 6 to 9 p.m., and several authors will be there to read from, talk about and sell their books. Some of the local writers on the lineup: Jamie Weil, Linda Boyden, Joel Stratte-McClure, Carol Giaccomucci and me. Our own Phil Fountain will be there, too, peddling his papers.

Other members of Writers Forum plan to swing by for quick visits/readings while they’re out ArtHopping. Ethan Allen is on Park Marina Circle near Movies 8. It’s No. 37 on the ArtHop map, which you’re going to go print out as soon as you finish reading this.

Bob Place at Ethan Allen is always a gracious host, and he says we can even sit on the furniture if we behave ourselves. (Except for Phil.)

Saturday’s a busy day for those of us on the Writers Forum board (they call me director-at-extra-large). At 10:30 a.m., Writers Forum hosts a free talk by suspense writer Simon Wood at the Redding Library. Details at the WF website here.

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Steve Brewer

is the author of CUTTHROAT and 17 other books. Read more of his columns at http://stevebrewer.blogspot.com/, or follow him on Facebook.

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