Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Book tour continues as"Lilian's Last Dance" is acquired for Montana Room in Miles City


Top, Miles City Public Library director Sonja Woods with Christene Meyers, adds her novel, 
"Lilian's Last Dance," to the Montana Room at the library. Below, Writer's Voice director Corby Skinner
introduces Christene Meyers to a lively audience at Parmly Billings Library.
Her reading from "Lilian's Last Dance" capped "The Big Read: Wednesdays with Willa (Cather)"
 at the library. Writer's Voice also booked Meyers to conduct a series of workshops on memoir. 
The West Coast tour launched in Oakland, Calif., with
Kathleen Mohn introducing Cookie at her home.
We've done 15 readings as of this June, here at the home of
 Elizabeth McNamer, Billings, who is seated next to Cookie.
 HERE ARE some photos of readings the past few months, and links from recent stories about me. Summer was full and frantic, and now we are escaping the first snows in the Northern Rockies to enjoy the green, green grass of our Southern California home -- and a chance to see old friends.

WE'VE DONE 33 readings since we kicked off  the book tour just a few frantic months ago in Oakland, with a view of the spectacular Bay Bridge from the reading venue at the home of Karl and Kathleen Mohn.

Reading at the home of Kent and Linda Harris, Absarokee, Montana.
READINGS chart their own course.  Some readers want to know the history, the research, the moment the idea began to take shape.
Others want to know how the characters were created and researched.
I'VE TRIED to answer many of the questions here in this blog....the cameos (Buffalo Bill Cody, Gertrude Stein, Charlie Chaplin fascinate people.)  The Big Read crowd in Billings heard that I had plans for "Lilian's Last Dance" to become a musical.  We played three of the songs -- with Marian Booth Green singing. So have a look at the other pages by returning to the blog and clicking on the labels at the top of the page: (CLICK RIGHT HERE:)
And here are links to two recent interviews and stories about me and "Lilian...." Fun to be on the other side of the footlights after reviewing hundreds of books and interviewing their authors!