with Burlington author, Gary Chapman
Sterling Lord, who was born (1920) and raised in my hometown, Bulington, Iowa, and who graduated from BHS, is a major literary agent who has represented such authors as Jack Kerouac (On the Road), Ken Kesey (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest), Lawrence Ferlinghetti ("A Coney Island of the Mind"; co-founder of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers), and Stan and Jan Berenstain (the Berenstain Bears books for children). In his honor, the Burlington Pulbilc Library is sponsoring a celebration of local authors. I'll be there with my books, each discounted for festival attendees. I'm looking forward to meeting other Burlington-area writers and those coming to the festival.
The local author showcase is from 11-1:30. At 1:30, Stacey Cordery, one of Lord's clients, will talk about her work. At 2:00, Mike Berenstain, son of Jan and Stan and now author and illustrator of the Berenstain Bears series, will speak with us by Skype. At 2:30 Lord will also speak with us by Skype.
The Burlington Public library is at 210 Court Street, just a stone's throw from the beautiful Mississippi. The event is free and open to the public.
For more about Sterling Lord, check out "Out to Lunch with Sterling Lord" in the February 2013 issue of Vanity Fair.http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2013/02/agent-sterling-lord-launching-jack-keroua