Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Kurt Vonnegut, 1922-2007: celebration of his work at West Edge Books on Tues, May 1, 7 pm


Kurt Vonnegut 1922-2007
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West Edge Books, 725 Milam St., will host "So It Goes: A Celebration of the Life and Work of Kurt Vonnegut." This will be an interactive event, and will take place at 7 p.m. on Tues, May 1, says Michael Parker.

The gathering is free and open to the public, who are asked to share memories of and readings of favorite passages by the late novelist and WWII veteran who was known as a humanist, countercultural icon and outspoken opponent of war. Vonnegut passed away recently at the age of 84.

To avoid duplication of readings, those wishing to participate are asked to sign up with event organizer Michael Parker.

221-6961 or mpbookfreak@hotmail.com.

Vonnegut's works include Slaughterhouse-Five, Cat's Cradle, The Sirens of Titan, Galapagos and God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater.

Michael Parkers' ramblings round the country and his stint at the protean Powell's Books of Portland have enriched his uranium. He's operating his spot at the West Edge Artists Co-op as though he were in a college town. It's a lovely situation for those who care about books and those who want something literarily spicy. Attendance at the lectures and readings he sponsors have run from 20 to 40, he says. In Shreveport, and on Milam St, those are healthy numbers.

Parking is plentiful and safe. In the evening West Edge Artists share the big First Methodist lot.

What's not to like?

2 comments:

Debbie Buchanan Engle said...

These literary events are a great workout for your brain. Plus, we have lots of coffee at our gallery.

Parker rocks!

trudeau said...

So do you, Ms Engle, for your thoughtful feedback.