Photos from the June 17th Reading

Mary Robinette Kowal & lonely dinosaur
Brian Francis Slattery & his folk band

It was a truly unique night at KGB on Wednesday.* With a full house, Mary Robinette Kowal began with a puppet show tribute to Ray Harryhausen about a mournful latex dinosaur who has fallen into desuetude. (Though the dinosaur was more than happy to pose for the camera a la Kermit.) Then Mary read a section from her forthcoming novel, SHADES OF MILK AND HONEY. Brian Francis Slattery, accompanied by a violinist, bassist, and his own slick banjo playing sung selections from his novel LIBERATION in folksy, Appalachian style. (Yes, you read that right: “sung.”) Everyone was enthralled with the night, including myself.  I caught a brief video of each reader.  The lighting is bad, but you can get a taste of what the night was like. Photos & videos of the evening can be seen here. *Ellen could not attend, but we missed her!