The tour to the seacoast was a delight. My interview with “Word of Mouth” host Virginia Prescott at NHPR was fun and educational. I was very impressed by the timely orchestration required of her, the producer, and engineers, to pull off a successful segment of live-radio broadcast. Go to http://www.nhpr.org/wordofmouth to hear the interview.
The evening reading at River Run Books in Portsmouth attracted an audience of 28 stone enthusiasts. The next day in Portland a similar number came to Longfellow Books. I read some from “Listening to Stone” but most of the ninety minutes at each event was spent in conversation. Many in attendance were looking for advice concerning stone projects they were working on, or were planning for the spring. It’s heartening to witness the enthusiasm so many folks have for working with dry stone. Elin and I felt very welcomed by these two excellent, independent bookstores. Many thanks to Michelle Filgate and Chris Bowe.
Back in Montpelier, VT on Saturday the presentation for the Hardy Plant Club was a hit. 48 people came to the Bethany Church basement to see slides and hear about dry stone art and design. Bear Pond Books graciously set up a sales table at the venue for those wishing to purchase books. I was very pleased to be able to inscribe copies after the presentation.