June 29, 2011
The turnout of the event last night at the West Portal Book shop was great. It was inspiring to me to see so many interested people and I was especially happy to see my San Francisco fan base.
I had prepared a 30 minute presentation and I was glad that everyone participated so nicely. I spoke to many people I didn’t know and were inspired by “To Drink the Wild Air”. Thank you to the WNBA who gave me the chance to participate and thanks for colleague writer and friend Teresa LeYung Ryan whose support and expertise was indispensible.
Here are some picture from the evening. Pictures capturing the essence of the moment, capturing the interaction and enthusiasm shared with me , pictures of all the happy faces looking at me while I was speaking about my adventures and thoughts in life.
It was great!! Thank you for being there.
Introduction of the authors by the book store owner Neal Sofman
” To Drink the Wild Air” San Francisco fan club !!!!
Teresa LeYung Ryan and Birgit Wild Air
Wet Portal Book Shop
June 21, 2011
Not to say that Location, Location, Location doesn’t matter. It does! Exposure in the right location is most ideal.
I can talk about a busy and eventful weekend. With summer coming into full swing I also had to take advantage of the rare sunshine blessing us. Who knows how long it is going to last. Hence that’s the reason for the delay.
Last Saturday I was part of a very dynamic group of authors who gathered at the San Mateo County Fair / Literary Arts event to introduce their books. It was interesting to see the passion of each author about their accomplishment. These are the moments when it is most important to recognize the fact that a book made out of paper, pages, covers is something special. It is a different world and we only can hope that books will never fade away.
In the evening of the same day I went to our group launch party from the San Francisco Writers Community. By the time I arrived there was already a crowd. We had ten participants reading from their published books and spent the rest of the evening with good conversations and socializing. Also here I met again interesting people although I have joined the group already 2 years ago. This is the beauty in the Writers community. The constant flux of likeminded souls looking to bring their thoughts to paper to share their writing with the world.