An expat Californian building a new life via the tango in Buenos Aires since 2003, including information on learning the tango and where to dance it in Buenos Aires.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

My Book Reading at the Fair

U.S. Embassy Booth at the International Book Fair
I'm very proud and honored, as well as nervous, to have been invited by the U.S. Embassy to read from The Church of Tango at the International Book Fair.

The reading will be this Monday, April 30 (which is a holiday here in Buenos Aires), at 6:00 p.m. Following my presentation will be Donigan Merritt reading from his novel, Blossom, at 7:00 p.m.

Like many writers who are used to working alone in silent rooms, it's a bit traumatic to read aloud one's own work and in this case, about myself as well. I've always been afraid of public speaking, and for that reason joined International Toastmasters when I first arrived in BsAs, where I met some fabulous folks and got some experience but never conquered my fears. Still, it's a chance for personal growth, as they say.

So if you're around and enjoy books, come to the Fair, the largest book fair in Latin America, and give me some moral support while you're there.

Copies of my book will be available at KEL Books, close to the Embassy stand, for 100 pesos, and I will be delighted to sign it for you.

Hope to see you there!

For complete directions, go here.

2 comments:

Elizabeth Brinton said...

This is wonderful Cherie! I wish I could be there.
Just read as if you are reading to one person. And of course breathe. That might help....
I just love your writing and everyone who hears it in your voice is so fortunate.
Elizabeth

Nancy, La Reina said...

So, how did it go, Ms. Authoress? Hope the crowd was appreciative and you sold out all available copies and some publisher took you to dinner to talk about your next book.

XO