It’s such a joy and a privilege to have been asked to speak in St. Paul’s beautiful Ohrstrom Library. It’s a truly enchanting place with big, floor to ceiling windows that look out onto a gorgeous pond (where I come from it would be called a lake!), where students swim in summer and ice-skate in window.
The library is filled with nooks and crannies in which you can read, write and just hide from the world – I remember doing this in my much, much less beautiful school library. How I would have loved to have a place like this in which to think, imagine and escape.
Most importantly, however, the Ohrstrom Library is filled with glorious books and warm, kind, helpful and inspiring librarians. I can’t wait to speak to the faculty, staff, families and students of St. Paul’s as well as to members of the local community.
I’ll be discussing my novels: published, in the process of being published and currently being written and I’ll be talking about my style and preoccupations as a writer as well as my writing life. This will be followed by readings from What Milo Saw and The Return of Norah Wells, a Q&A session and a signing.
All welcome: just RSVP to Karla Kittler, librarian extraordinaire: email@example.com.