Those of you who weren't able to make it will be happy to know that the Kathy Cook's reading on Sunday and her launch party tonight for Stolen Angels were both well-attended successes.
The reading had a nice feel to it. After Kathy read, she was interviewed by someone who knew how to do a good interview and then the audience asked good questions. It was like a really good university class without an exam or paper requirement, and much, much less costly.
Tonight in the Market, the launch party was all about schmoozing with journalists, politicians, writers and activists. There was also the weird part when all these very young women in slinky dresses showed up. They had helium ballons and gift bags and only seemed to be interested in speaking with the women at the Launch.
I believe they had started with their own private gathering in another part of the Foundation, then moved out to promote one or more local women's clothing shops, and later left for other fashionable Market venues.
I don't think they deliberately chose to start at the event where Kathy Cook was selling and signing her book about girls who were kidnapped into sexual slavery.