Some big-name authors are coming to town Nov. 1, thanks to EG’s own book-obsessed Robin Kall, who has taken her love of books and transformed it into a career. The Greenwich Odeum will host Kall’s 9th Annual “Evening with Authors,” featuring a remarkable trio: Alice Hoffman, Nicole Krauss, and Wiley Cash.
“I’m thrilled to be holding the event at the Odeum,” said Kall. “They’ve done such a great job with the refurbishment and being able to be at the local theater is so cool. To see it on the marque – I’m so excited!”
A number of local businesses have jumped on board to participate, including Rasa, Feast, Safehouse, Sweet Twist, Besos, Dave’s Marketplace, Panera Bread, Silver Spoon Bakery, and Robin b. clothing store and Cyclebar PVD.
The net proceeds from the event will go to the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation.
Kall started down this path 15 years ago, with the radio talk show “Reading with Robin.” Today, she and her daughter, Emily Homonoff (EGHS Class of 2009) are working together on a variety of author-related events, including the very popular Point Street Reading Series, a monthly gathering at Bayberry Beer Hall, in which authors present readings, tell stories or even play an instrument. As many as 150 to 175 people show up to these events, proving Emily Homonoff right. She urged her mother to initiate the series.
“Everyone gets 15 minutes – a lot of cool stuff happens,” said Kall.
They hold a number of more traditional author events year-round. And, instead of radio, Kall has switched to podcasting – you can find “Reading with Robin” on iTunes and other podcast apps.
“We’ve tapped into something and people are responding to it. The more people who are interested, the more events I can do.”
You can find out more about Robin Kall and her events at her website here.
– Elizabeth F. McNamara