I love watching my niece read a book. There she is, tucked away, silent and cozy on a couch, her big blue eyes lost in a sea of words. It immediately transports me back to her age, where I could be found doing the same thing much of the time. Reading is this perfect mix of opposites: learning and leisure, indulgent and important, dreamy and grounding all at the same time.
Next week, on April 12th at KCC, there is a free event celebrating reading and literature. From 5:30 to 7:00, a selection of five authors will engage in a panel discussion about writing, the themes and issues they tackle in their books, the state of literature today and more, with the adult community. The authors range from poets to short story writers to novelists to historical non-fiction writers to slam poets and more. They are really good at their craft, and have been chosen out of many to share their process with us.