WHY attend a bookstore reading?

~ a leading American poet and anthologist supplies three reasons ~

 "#1. Supporting writers is a very good thing.

 #2. Supporting bookstores (especially independents)
is a terrifically good thing.

 #3. Witnessing the moment when a poem or a story sizzles to life and makes literature come alive for a crowd of people all at oncethat's priceless."

Ryan Van Cleave