"Pay attention not only to the cultivation of knowledge but to the cultivation of qualities of the heart, so that at the end of education, not only will you be knowledgeable, but also you will be a warm-hearted and compassionate person." ~ His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
Hagridden’s birthday and the Burning River West Coast Tour
A few days ago, Hagridden turned 1 year old. It’s walking around and eating solid food and everything. (More tomorrow on Hagridden at one year old!) To celebrate, I took the novel on the road, joining Hagridden‘s older, smaller half-sibling, Box Cutters, and my sunnyoutside pressmate Christopher Bowen on his Burning River Prose and Poetry Tour up the West Coast.
Chris started in LA with Chella Courington and Jane Rosenberg LaForge, then he and Jane drove up to San Francisco and I took the train down to meet them and fiction writer Linda Lenhoff for a reading at Alley Cat Books in the Mission District. The next day, Chris and I drove back up to Portland for a reading here, at the American Legion Post 134.
Below are a handful of photos from the readings I was at, in San Francisco and Portland, as well as as a few shots while on the rails/road. After the pics, look for links to books by all these authors!