A quick view from the “stage” at Georgetown Brewery last week, where a sold-out house packed in to enjoy the awesome beer, eat fantastic food (courtesy of Kevin Davis and the Steelhead Diner) and listen to Jack Berryman, Cameron Scott, John Larison and me read. That’s Jason Rolfe (Writers on the Fly founder) revving up the crowd for Larison’s (back of the head, foreground) beautiful and moving performance.
What an evening! The other readers flat-out blew me away with their work, and it was uplifting to feel the vibe of support–for the readers, and for wild steelhead conservation. Huge thanks to G-Town Brewing, Kevin Davis, Jason Rolfe, Dave McCoy, my fellow readers, and everyone who came out to make it a great event. It was a hell of a party.
The highlight for me, though, was the opportunity to hang out with my good friend Larison. Awesome guy and incredible writer, steelhead angler, hunter and father. Big inspiration for me. Watch out for his new novel–it’s going to be HUGE–and well-deserved mainstream literary recognition in the coming year. I’m just happy us fish people had him to ourselves this night.