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Nutshell poems chronicling the exploits of backwoods gamine Tomboy. Rucksack hardcover, with graphite pencil illustrations.
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Story Circle

Posted by Stefan Lorenzutti (Creator)

(A sizeable chunk of you are New Yorkers, and so I'll leave this note here for the moment.)

Dear all,

I'll be leading something of a troglodytic story circle in a Brooklyn bookshop two weeks from now.

Reading and discussion of Cedar Toothpick at the estimable (and scrappily independent) Community Bookstore of Park Slope in Brooklyn, New York.

Thursday, March 7 at 8 p.m.

Having decided that the inner polog of Community's late-winter yaranga—which is to say its cozy back room—is the best of all possible cocoon-spaces in which to incant stories, I will be carrying the remainder of Cedar's first edition across the ocean in my steamer trunk.

Cedar will be read by candlelight, after which I'll trundle on for a bit about creating books collaboratively and from scratch—and getting (happily) cut in the process.

And so:

A book. A story. A story about a book. Some shrew beer, dandelion wine. Maybe, if we're lucky, a wickedly grinning Cheshire Cat perched atop the brick wall bordering Community's garden, and lion-to-lamb zephyrs allowing us to swing open the back doors, invite in the toads.

Until then,


Community Bookstore, by the way, is at 143 7th Avenue, between Carroll and Garfield. B/Q to 7th Avenue, F to other 7th Avenue, 2/3 to Grand Army, or M/R to Union Street. Unless the lines have changed since I moved to Poland thirty-three months ago.

(Photographs by Johan Österholm.)


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