Pam Grange hosted local poets Idris Anderson and Charlotte Muse at Kepler's on March 19, 2009:
Poetry is alive and well at Kepler’s!
I really enjoy events like these: local authors who have tons of family, friends, and students/former students. I had sorely underestimated the turnout! People kept coming and coming and coming, and our staff kept setting up more and more and more chairs!
Idris Anderson is from Belmont, and a very large group of her students from Crystal Springs Upland School showed up – both to support her and to hear the “sexy” poem in her collection that she’d promised them she’d read. Her book was dedicated to her parents, who died within 10 months of each other, and who sounded like the world’s most extraordinary parents. Several of the poems Idris read were about them.
Charlotte Muse lives in Menlo Park. The Almanac wrote a great story about her the day before the event which also contributed to the attendance. There was a problem with getting her books printed, but, happily, they arrived several days before the event. She had given us 25 originally, on consignment, but luckily had more with her – as we sold out. Lots of her friends brought in small bouquets of flowers for her, and she was so delighted!