April 25: Talking Books, Boats, and Publishing with Henriette Lazaridis

Get ready for another fantastic evening at the Curiosity Store! Author Henriette Lazaridis is coming back to Rhode Island next Thursday to help launch her third novel, Last Days in Plaka, and I get to interview her as part of this year’s Independent Bookstore Week celebrations.

Reading an advance copy of this pithy book has already inspired an Author Spotlight, which in turn helped inspire another event at Curiosity. A year ago, Henriette and I had a fantastic in-depth discussion about her second novel Terra Nova, so I’m quite excited to help launch this very different story. 

I always come away from Curiosity’s events both inspired and joyous. Of course they do have an excellent wine selection… but they also bring the writing and reading community together to exchange ideas in a supportive atmosphere. Since Henriette is a fantastic teacher as well as a thoughtful novelist, I’m sure she will have plenty of fresh wisdom to share. I’m definitely going to ask about her new publishing venture, Galiot Press, which promises a tantalizing “sea change for the written word.” If there’s time, I’ll ask about her recent travels to Antarctica—and maybe even find out why she ran the 2023 Athens marathon.

Tickets include a glass of wine (or other beverage) and excellent appetizers; reserve yours here. The store is also offering a special “bundle,” which adds in a hardcover copy of the gorgeous book. Either way you should sign up soon, as space is limited—and this is the only RI event on the book tour.

I’m so grateful to have a local independent bookstore within walking distance, as well as author-friends like Henriette who both educate and inspire. I’m also grateful to you, my readers. So if you can’t join us next Thursday at 6pm, add any questions you’d like me to ask to the comments below; I’ll do my best to include them.