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|Activity Name:||Book Reading|
|Title:||On the evening of 18 February a couple of dozen people came in the freezing rain to attend the first book presentation of Soft Brushes with Death, by Trudi Lee Richards, in the little town of Davis, California, USA, at its Avid Reader bookstore.
“They came in response to a spontaneous spreading of the word by various friends, as well as an article in the local newspaper, which a neighbor clipped and put up on the bulletin board near the mailboxes where I live,” says Ms Richards.
“There was also a note urging people to come to the reading.” “Most of the people who came knew Jorge, but few of them knew our work,” continued Richards, “so it was a very interesting opportunity to spread awareness of Silo's Message and the Humanist Movement. The most wonderful thing was that after the reading and after people had asked questions, everyone just sat there, looking benignly at me - no one wanted to move or leave. When this happened it reminded me of the way it feels after our ceremonies. I was very moved and grateful.”
Richards is part of an interest group, Davis Community of Silo's Message, in the town. The local newspaper, Davis Enterprise, ran a report on the book launch as follows...(read more)
|Community:||Community of the Message - Davis|