Thursday, April 02, 2009

Poetry Reading

Tonight Lily went to her first major literary event -- a poetry reading by Billy Collins, former Poet Laureate of the United States. The reading was wonderful. I'd heard Collins read before, but it was still a very enjoyable event. We arrived early in order to get the coveted Mommy-and-baby seat: the one in the back row closest to the door. Lily behaved wonderfully; she was generally quiet and she lasted for about 45 minutes before she decided that she needed to get off of Mommy's lap and crawl around. Luckily there was a walkway behind our row of seats so Lily could play in the isle without disturbing anyone. At the end of the reading we bought a book and had Collins autograph it. Lily now has her first book that is inscribed to her by the author....

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