April Events

I’ve heard that April is the cruelest month, but don’t believe it. After all, April brings us the return of Major League Baseball, those Cadbury caramel eggs, and (by the end of the month, I hope) green grass and budding trees, plus it’s national poetry month despite some poet maligning April. Lots to love about April.

April also brings back the metrop book tour, which so far has taken me to places as far away as St. Paul, Minnesota and Crystal, Minnesota and… um… a different neighborhood in St. Paul, Minnesota. Now, at long last, I am reading in my home town of Minneapolis! But first I’m doing the West Coast swing, by which I mean, the western suburb of Wayzata. (I hope I don’t have to pronounce it when I’m there… I don’t think I’ve ever said any variation of “Wayzata” without somebody correcting me. I’m sure I have the consonants right, but the vowels aren’t what they seem to be).

Here are my April events:

Thursday, April 16, 2009 4:30 PM
Reading, Signing, Q&A… and cracker jack!
The Bookcase
607 E. Lake Street, Wayzata, Minnesota 55931

Thursday, April 16, 2009 8:00 PM
Chapter & Verse Book Club meeting and signing
The Bookcase
607 E. Lake Street, Wayzata, Minnesota 55931

Saturday, April 18, 2009 7:00 PM
The Loft Literary Center’s Festival of Children’s Literature
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55415

So… please come to any or all of these if you can! I’m excited for all three — the first since the very first kid who ever read Mudville will be there (he read it in manuscript form three years ago); the second because it will be the first time I’ve talked to a group of people who have all read the book; and the third because I’m sharing the stage with Anne Ursu, excellent author of children’s fantasy books and “close personal friend” of the all time greatest Twins baseball writer there ever was, plus I think agent extraordinaire Tina Wexler will be in the audience.

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