It's going to be the gala literary fete of the year and you'll be able to say you were there. Garth Stein is an ongoing phenom: race car driver, documentary film maker, award-winning script writer, generous contributor to good causes, and the author of The Art of Racing in the Rain, a touching story that America has taken to its heart. It has been on the New York Times best-seller list for over a year. Last week it was still Number 6. Garth lives and writes in Columbia City. The story happens here and in Madrona and Madison Park. Garth will talk and read and take questions. It's a rare opportunity to meet and greet a famous author who knows what it's like to be on the top. The Art of Racing in the Rain is being made into a movie starring Patrick Dempsey, the unbearably cool doctor in the Seattle hospital show, Grey's Anatomy. Of course, we're going to premiere it right here in Columbia City. Our local treasure, Bookworm Exchange, will have copies of Garth's books for sale.
Opening the show and hogging the spotlight will be Columbia City Cinema owner and blog writer Paul Doyle, reading from his novel, Nioka, Bride of Bigfoot, one woman’s eco-adventure set in the Pacific NW rainforest.
$12 advance tickets are available now at the Cinema box office or through [http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/158783]
Doors open 7:30pm
Rainier Valley Cultural Center
4515 Alaska @ Rainier Ave S
Sponsored in part by SEEDArts