Bumbershoot

Tom Robbins

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5:15pm Sunday 8/31

Words & Ideas Stage

We can’t say it better than he, so here is best-selling American novelist Tom Robbins, in his own words: 

“I've published eleven books, all of them written in or around Seattle. My idea is to read aloud the openings of each one of those books. In both content and style, these prefaces, introductions, or initial pages invoke the essence of the narratives that are to follow, yet are lively, provocative — and I believe entertaining — enough to stand alone. Thus, my appearance at Bumbershoot would provide a survey, a summation of sorts, of my life  — literary and otherwise — in this damp thigh of the woods.”

Words & Ideas