|This annual celebration of the book is open to the public, free of charge.|
On a gorgeous day like the one we had yesterday, it draws tens of thousands,
making it the largest public book fest in New York.
|I organized the appearance of MWA-NY writers and arrived before our crew|
to get things set up and ready
|The first authors took their places at 10:30 AM: Terrance McCauley, Rich Trachman, and Bill Syken|
|The venue is just over the Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan. The throngs|
started building early.
|Charles Salzburg, Rich Zahradnik, and Scott Adlerberg, with me and my fellow|
volunteer--Jeff Markowitz in the background.
|The villain of the piece was a food truck. You can see it in the background|
of just about every shot. It ran its motor, emitting lots of noise and fumes.
|Some of the visitors were happy for the noodle truck. It went on all day.|
|We had a good time anyway--Gray Basnight, Sheila York, and Nina |
Mansfield. That's fellow volunteer Linda Frank looking on at the right.
Journalist-mystery writers Dick Belsky and Nancy Bilyeau, with
Tim O'Mara getting ready to serve the refreshments.
We had all the beverages that begin with W: water, wine, and whiskey.
|I took my turn along with Wendy Corsi Staub.|
|Me, Wendy, and Lyndsay Faye. |
They are great writers and lovely friends.
|Blue sky and lots of enthusiastic readers, what could be better. The crowds kept up until the end.|
For me it was a ten hour day outdoors, and I am finishing this post up at nearly midnight. Nighty night is all I can add right now.
Annamaria - Monday