Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Bookworm blogger connects with literary figures

At the beginning of this year, Michelle Barber writes "Meeting Your Favorite Author" as a bucket-list exercise for bookworms. After listing four living writers she'd like to meet, she writes: "Luckily, I’ve met David Whyte and Thomas Moore and they were definitely bucket list experiences."

Barber met Moore at a book signing for A Religion of One's Own (2014) in Manchester Center, Vermont:
"Moore gave a brief presentation of his latest work, responded nimbly to audience questions, and detailed some of his current scholarly interests, which we all encouraged him to publish for us … soon!
The event was entirely too brief, but hearing Moore in person gave me, again, a three dimensional experience of who he is and how his ideas live.
He also signed two books for me with very touching comments." 
She reflects "for bookworms like myself, meeting a favorite author can be the highlight of a year. It certainly deepened my love of Whyte’s and Moore’s works."