There are only three things that I can never tell my kids no about: Eating fruits and veggies, playing outside, and reading or buying books. Supporting small books stores is so very important. Not only do they keep small businesses thriving, but they also support local writers. Books make great gifts for everyone.
This week there will be a small display of Woodland Arts Editions at The Green Toad, Oneonta, NY. The anthology that was published a couple of months ago, will be available for purchase and was created out of an intensive writer's workshop entitled Seeing Things under the tutelage of Robert Bensen, author and teacher from Oneonta, NY. Over 20 local writers contributed work to the anthology. It is a beautiful tribute to the world around us and what makes us human.
Stemming from that workshop four authors pursued publishing their own chapbooks of poetry: Lynne Kemen, David Bachner, Vicki Whicker, and me. We worked many months to create our little works of art. The display text for The Toad is below, but there are links to contact each author under the banner tab for "other writers," and there is a link to The Green Toad under "Community." You may purchase the books at The Green Toad or directly from the author at those links.
Advice for today: Keep Reading. Buy books from small book stores.