These days I’m frequently finding myself at the intersection of Baltimore Avenue and Jefferson Street in the Arts District of Hyattsville, MD. A couple of weeks ago I knew I was due at Busboys and Poets-Hyattsville restaurant at that location to celebrate my birthday. I didn’t know the details of the bash, so you could call it a surprise. It was great, thanks to my wife, the party planner!
Then it was back to Busboys on Saturday for the Busboys and Poets Book Club @ Hyattsville. We meet the last Saturday of each month, so the next meeting is September 28. From 9:00 am to 9:30, the group will discuss Chapters 7 & 8 of Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States and from 9:30 to 11:00, Chapters 1 & 2 of A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide by Samantha Power, current United States Ambassador to the United Nations. I won’t be able to attend that meeting: I’ll be selling my books at the Old Bowie (MD) Fall Festival.
This morning I received word that I will presenting my books at Busboys and Poets at “FIRST FRIDAY ARTIST TALKS” THIS COMING FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, AT 5:30 pm as a preview of the Hyattsville Arts Festival, which is on Sept. 14. This presentation will be a little different for me, as I will focus on my book cover artwork painted by Audrey Engdahl.
includes artist talks, local studio visits and more! Mixing up the First Friday Gallery Walks popular to many U.S. cities, whereby arts venues all open their doors at the same time, Busboys’ “First Fridays” will combine a reception, artist talks and the unique opportunity to meet other local artists, as well as see their work in the surrounding areas. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served.
Then the following weekend at this same intersection I’ll be back for the Hyattsville Arts Festival on Saturday, Sept. 14.