Can’t go

My wife asked if I wanted to hear Paula Young Shelton at Busboys & Poets ( tonight but I reminded her that today is Wednesday and I have a regularly scheduled event.  Seems like a good time to post about Paula, Busboys, and all related things.  First of all, we have discovered how accessible Bb&P is by metro.  That, combined with events which begin early and get us home early plus good food, has made us regulars at Bb&P.  We are looking forward to the Hyattsville Busboys & Poets which is scheduled to open early 2011.  We discovered Paula when her book came out because Barbara had previously read a book by Paula’s sister Andrea and realized they were sisters.  At the Gaithersburg Book Festival I watched Paula recite her children’s book while Barbara kept our table where we were selling Well Considered and Cologne No. 10 for Men; Paula stopped by to meet Barbara at our table after I told her the story about how we discovered her because of her sister’s book.  I later discovered Paula’s book A Child of the Civil Rights Movement (Google it — lots of info; also on Bb&P site – and Teaching for Change bookstore) in the religious education area for the kids at our church.  Barbara had previously read Andrea Young’s book Life Lessons My Mother Taught Me (Amazon).  The reason Barbara read this book was because the setting was Marion, Alabama, where Barbara’s mother and Paula and Andrea’s mother (who was also Andrew Young’s wife) grew up.  Interestingly, this is also the town where Coretta Scott King grew up.  Barbara enjoyed that book and passed it on to the cousin who keeps all things of a family nature.  Will wait until another post to tell you about our most recent experiences at Busboys & Poets and a theater opportunity connected with that.

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1 Response to Can’t go

  1. Richard,
    It was great to meet you at the Gaithersburg Festival. One of the real benefits of promoting my book has been all the wonderful people I get to meet. I can’t believe your wife is from the same small town as my mom and that she read my sister’s book. That’s only about 2 degrees of separation. I’m sorry you were not able to come to Busboys & Poets, it turned out nicely and we had good discussion about teaching civil rights to young children. It is always a treat to go to that place, there’s just always so much going on, it’s a wonderful place to meet and talk and read and eat.

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