Those poets with recent books are invited to put out copies for sale. The library provides volunteers to handle the sales and the money. I ask my readers to volunteer to bring home-baked cookies. (This year I had so many volunteers that I had to ask a few bakers not to bake.) Then following the reading we have a reception with poets and readers invited.
Here are some photos from the afternoon to give you an idea of our day.
Books for Sale
Christine Waldeyer, Editor-in-Chief of Adanna
Dawn Gunther Bernstein, first-time reader
Deborah Gerrish, poet and contributor of roses
Denise LaNeve, runs the North Jersey Literary Series
Julie Maloney, founder of Women Reading Aloud
Priscilla Orr, editor of The Stillwater Review
Vasiliki Katarou, curates the Panoply Reading Series
Cookies, cookies, and more cookies
Beautiful roses contributed by Deb Gerrish—each poet gets to take one home