The BookMarks festival in Winston-Salem, North Carolina was fabulous: well organized, promoted and attended. My reading and talk took place
Saturday yesterday, September 7, at the stifling hot gorgeous Artworks Gallery. About ten minutes into my introduction, the room was full of curious, open-minded folks, many of whom were either ancestral DNA aficionados like me, curious about embarking on their own genetic adventures, or memoir lovers. My only complaint is that I wish I had more time to engage with the audience. I really, really, really had a blast.
The icing on the cake was stumbling upon a stack of the free weekly paper, Relish, also a supplement of the Winston-Salem Journal’s Thursday edition, featuring me on its over. I was also featured on the cover of the Spanish language free weekly paper—it’s the only one that caters to the Latino/Hispanic demographic in the surrounding areas—Qué Pasa.