Saturday's event on Tate Street
was a big success. Our little Greensboro Review table was decked out for
the first day of fall complete with some zinnias fresh from the S.
Lindsey Street Farmer's Market. We covered the table with issues of The
Review and sold quite a few copies of back issues (which were going for
$2 a piece!). We also raffled off a copy of resident novelist, and UNCG
faculty, Michael Parker's book The Watery Part of the World, as well as David Roderick's Blue Colonial which won the APR/Honickman 1st Book Prize in 2006, and Spring Garden Press' Brewing in Eden by Elizabeth Volpe. All of the books were generously donated by the authors and Spring Garden Press.
We also teamed up with the fabulous folks at Tate Street High Society
for a wildly popular street-side poetry contest! So many Festival
attendees participated in the contest that we ran out of paper and
people were seen hunched over constructing their verses during the
festival. Please check out the Tate Street Blog for lots of fun literary
stuff to read.
Thanks to everyone who stopped by our table, and a special thanks to our new subscribers! Congratulations to our raffle winners: GREG BROWN, Spencer Auten, Mike Peake, Nina Yourt, Olivia Carteaux, and Lucy Barden!