This is a book party for THIS IS NOT A CONFESSION.

It looks something like this here…

(All photos taken by Rich Silivanch, except where noted.)

Olimpio Book Party, Short Stories, May 2016

At the book party, it is important to have the good playing of music by talented friends like Adam Gustavson and Sheri Butts to get things started.

Olimpio Book Party, Short Stories, May 2016

Olimpio Book Party, Short Stories, May 2016

Olimpio Book Party, Short Stories, May 2016

At the book party, we do the wearing of hats and signing of books.

Olimpio Book Party, Short Stories, May 2016

Olimpio Book Party, Short Stories, May 2016

At the book party, we do the posing with friends.

Olimpio Book Party, Short Stories, May 2016

We be sure to stand next to purdy girls to make ourselves look purdier.

Olimpio Book Party, Short Stories, May 2016

(Photo: Paul Rabinowitz)

We sing the same big train songs to friends who have heard those same big train songs a bunch of times already. And they react with the same skeptical look they always do.

Olimpio Book Party, Short Stories, May 2016

Or they just laugh politely.

Olimpio Book Party, Short Stories, May 2016

We have a great bookstore Short Stories Community Book Hub, owned by Barb Short, to host.

Olimpio Book Party, Short Stories, May 2016

(Photo: Paul Rabinowitz)

We get the brilliant Executive Director of the arts organization Arts By the People, Paul Rabinowitz, to MC.

Olimpio Book Party, Short Stories, May 2016

We get the killer fiction writer and author Chris Tarry and the captivating poet Jenny Williamson to read from their awesome work.

Olimpio Book Party, Short Stories, May 2016

Olimpio Book Party, Short Stories, May 2016

Then we get up and do a lot of talking with our hands, and that looks a lot like this here…

Olimpio Book Party, Short Stories, May 2016

Olimpio Book Party, Short Stories, May 2016

Olimpio Book Party, Short Stories, May 2016

Olimpio Book Party, Short Stories, May 2016

Then we have a sit-down and do the drinking of beer and the talking about stuff.

Olimpio Book Party, Short Stories, May 2016

Then we go back to our comfort zone: singing songs about big trains.

Olimpio Book Party, Short Stories, May 2016



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