Back in 2006, I thought it would be a good idea if the Creative Writing program that I teach had a display table in the exhibitor area at the Alabama Book Festival. It was a much smaller event then, and we were among only a handful of vendors. That first year, I had one student, Madison Clark, who volunteered to work the table with me, and she stayed all day. We only had a three issues of Graphophobia to sell, so we did our best to make the table look full and talked to absolutely everyone who walked by.
#TBT: The Alabama Book Festival, 2006