Come to a literary happy hour, raffle & fundraiser for the Petworth Library — with me reading Updike!

The Friends of Petworth Library is joining up with Petworth Citizen for a special happy hour to raise funds for the Library on Tuesday, March 21st from 5-7pm. There will be a raffle for some excellent books, and five locals will be reading their choice selections from authors who have March birthdays. Petworth Citizen will donate 10% of the alcohol sales during Happy Hour (5 -7pm) to the Friends group.

So come out and drink and listen to excerpts of the celebrated authors as read by local peeps -- including me reading from Rabbit, Run by John Updike.

Readers include:

  • Brandon Todd, Ward 4 Councilmember, reading Ralph Ellison at 5:15 pm
  • Drew Schneider, Petworth News, reading John Updike at 5:30pm
  • Jonny Grave, Jonny Grave and the Tombstones, reading Jack Kerouac 6:00pm
  • Kristen Barden, FaPL and Adams Morgan Partnership Business Improvement District, reading Gabriel Garcia Marquez at 6:15pm
  • George Morgan, Petworth resident extraordinaire, reading John McPhee at 6:30pm

Each reader will explain why they chose their book and passage and read for about 5 minutes. 

You can learn more at the Friends' Facebook Event page.

Raffle tickets are $1 each, or 7 for $5 and you could win:

  • Ezra Jack Keats - Louie 
  • Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss) - Green Eggs and Ham
  • Douglas Adams - Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • John McPhee - Coming Into Country
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez - El Ontono del Patriarca
  • Robert frost - Various poems
  • Tom Wolfe - The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flaked Streamline Baby
  • John Updike - Rabbit, Run
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning - Various poems
  • Ralph Ellison - Invisible Man
  • Jack Kerouac - On the Road

See you at Petworth Citizen!