Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Local Publisher Provides Entertainment for an Evening of Expensive Cars and Business Schmoozing

I attended the Evenings on the Waterfront event last night, at which KenArnoldBooks was asked to provide the entertainment. And entertain they did!

The first reader was David Hill, author of Consumed, and I don't think the laughs ever stopped the entire time he was up there. Hill offers a fantastically funny view on people consumed by lust, by money, by food, and how they consume those things.

The second act was Greg Mandel, author of High Hat, accompanied by Ken Arnold and Connie Kirk. High Hat is an inventive novel in which the pope moonlights as a detective. Complete with song and dance, the act had the crowd in stitches.

Might I add that all this was held in the presence of fancy cars? Yes, this event was hosted in a car dealership that surely had every attendee drooling. Other businesses who sponsored the event were a kayaking company, artists, a bank, and a catering company (with delicious food!). Once the readings were over, people were free to schmooze some more, buy books, buy cars (or just pose in them), and generally have a good time.

If you're in Portland, I highly recommend you watch for the next Evenings on the Waterfront event and for more KenArnoldBooks readings. You'll be glad you did!

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