Published authors to read latest works at Bob’s

Luis Martinez, Entertainment Edior

Bob’s Bookstore will host a fiction book reading with two authors reading excerpts from their novels at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

The authors speaking at the reading are Mary Maddox, author of “Daemon Seer,” and Letitia L. Moffitt, author of “Trance.”

Joe Judd, the owner of Bob’s Bookstore, said he was excited to have published authors come into the store and read some of their work.

“We had a class come in last semester, who was a fiction class and they read some stuff,” Judd said.

Judd said this was the first time the bookstore had managed to bring in two published authors to discuss some of their work.

“They approached me,” Judd said. “Mary’s a customer, and she came in and she was asking about it and I’m always encouraging people to come.”

Judd said he thinks the reading would be an interesting thing for students and Charleston residents to come and enjoy.

“I think that it would be a fun thing to go to,” Judd said. “I think for everybody who (studies) English and studies poetry, I think this is a fine example of what people who are professional writers do.”

Judd said for writers and published authors, it is normal for them to go to bookstores and give book readings.

“I’m hoping for a big, healthy turnout from people,” Judd said. “It’s one of the reasons we stay open later, to have these types of things go on.”

The upcoming fiction book reading is the first reading Bob’s Bookstore is having this semester.

The poetry reading will feature three authors, coming into the bookstore and reading off some of their own work.

Maddox and Moffitt will also be available for questions following their reading at the bookstore Wednesday night.

“The authors are introduced and they’ll tell a little bit out what they are going to read and it’s usually from a novel of theirs, sometimes it’s something they are working on,” Judd said. “People get to hear it, and people get to ask the authors question about their technique, what it is like to be an author.”


Luis Martinez can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]