Dear All You Youngstowners and those who will be hereabouts come this weekend,
This Saturday will be one big party downtown. Why? Because I’m throwing a party for the release of my new book, which comes out tomorrow, The Love We Share Without Knowing. There will be food (cross-cultural selections, since the book is set in Japan) and drink (wine and sake), and art (from the Artists of the Mahoning Commons), and though last year we also had music, this year we will be directing you down to the Cedars Lounge, where my favorite local band, The Zou, will be celebrating the release of their first CD, Archeopteryx. Together, it will be a celebration of the local talent that inhabits this little Rust Belt city.
The Love We Share Without Knowing Release Party will be held at the Oakland Center for the Arts, on Boardman Street downtown, from 7-10 PM. Come drink, be merry, listen to me read a section of the novel. Then head down two blocks to Cedars for the Zou’s New CD Release Party from 10 to 2 PM (23 N. Hazel).
It’s going to be a fun evening. I hope to see you out.