Jon Sindell curated a wonderful reading on the theme of fatherhood as part of the Rolling Writers Series. I read a piece excerpted from my essay "Traces of a Life" in KESTREL. I've always wanted to read the last paragraph of the piece and was glad to have the opportunity. The essay, and the photo of my father that I provided, have made me sad for the last few weeks, though. He looks so happy and hopeful in the picture!
Here we are at the Rolling-Out Cafe after the reading. Top row of the group photo: Jon Sindell, Bonnie McManis, Michael Alenyikov, Gary Singh, Richelle Slota. Bottom row: musician Michael Crabtree, Sandra Wassilie, Kathleen McClung, Kalpana Mohan, me, Kathy Wall. The room was packed, more than are visible in the photo. We got the last two seats and latecomers had to sit upstairs.