Gray’s Lake Author’s Fair

Yes, yes, another event that happened almost two months ago. See what you missed? Mark your calendar for next year – September 26 at the Brenton Skate Plaza.

Sunday, September 21.

Sunny day. Nice view of Gray’s Lake.



Nearly 40 authors. Walkers and joggers and bicyclists and dogs, dogs, dogs.

And windy.


This was the first year for the Gray’s Lake Author’s Fair. We gathered on the south terrace with set up time at ten in the morning. Set up was a challenge. We were fifteen feet above the surface of the lake and the wind blew.

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Each author brought his or her own table and chairs. Most everybody had tablecloths and the concept was strategic arrangement. Because the wind blew.

Some artists brought partitions from which they hung various pieces of art. During set up, one partition fell over…because the wind blew.

All day.

I thought about wearing a short sleeved shirt and tie but thought I might attract more people with my taekwondo uniform. I was glad I wore it because the sun was warm but the wind was cool.


However…it was a nice day with a steady trickle of people passing through.

We were entertained by jazzy, bluesy, big band-y, Don C. Brown who played two saxophones and flute (no, not at the same time).


And authors. I met authors from Sioux City, one who traveled the world attending World Cup Soccer, and many friends I see often.


Thanks to Larry Stumbo for putting this on. I hope we do this next year…where we can avoid the wind.

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  1. Thanks Steve! Yes the wind did blow!

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