On March 30, I had the pleasure of joining the Lit and Libations Book Discussion Group for a little chat about THE DEVIL AND PRESTON BLACK, hosted by the Frostburg State University Center for the Literary Arts and the Allegany County Library System at Dante's Bar.
A few takeaways from the night:
- Most people don't know--nor do they care--about the subtle differences between a Martin D28 and D35.
- Twelve years in as a practicing Catholic scarred me more than a month in rehab.
- The bartender at Dante's makes a mean Negroni.
- The only thing worse than telling the guy sitting next to you on the plane that you're a writer is telling him you're a poet.
- Readers expect you to be able to answer questions about the things written in your book.
And many thanks to the Frostburg State University Center for the Literary Arts and the Allegany County Library System for hosting such a fine series of events and opportunities for writers.
And I also have to give a quick shout-out to Dante's for absolutely being the coolest joint between DC and Morgantown.