Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Columbia County Reads Together:
After the Event

This year’s “Columbia County Reads Together” author was Kathy Reichs. As a community we read her books, Break No Bones and Bare Bones, and we were fortunate to have the addition of the author to conclude the program on April 18th to help us make this year’s program wildly successful. The event was well attended, overfilling the PAC’s seating capacity of 294 by 25-50 people who stayed in the lobby during the program. Ms. Reichs provided a Power Point presentation that was both informative and entertaining. She discussed some past cases and the process of creating a full-length novel from real-life cases. Unfortunately, the Q&A was cut to 15 minutes in order to ensure adequate time for the book signing following the presentation. Refreshments of variety of food, tea, and punch as well as both beer and wine were available both before the author’s presentation and during the book signing. Fifty-five attendees filled out comment cards and all gave the author visit an “excellent” rating.

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