Loveland Loves to Read, with Alexandra Fuller
"Marvelous!", "Wonderful!", "Wow!" were some of the comments after Alexandra Fuller’s presentation at the Rialto Theater on Sunday, September 21. Loveland Loves to Read’s book selection for this year was her Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight, and she proved to be a charming, engaging and thoroughly entertaining speaker. The audience roared at her tales of her family’s idiosyncrasies, and they were humbled by her perspective on our freedom of speech—something that is not a right in central Africa where speaking one’s mind can lead to imprisonment or death.
Fuller spoke passionately about issues that matter to her—family, the environment, justice and racism. Her background and exposures to unique and sometimes frightening experiences make her who she is and provide her with the impetus to speak out without apology for her strong beliefs.
Thanks to the LLR committee and others who contributed to the success of our 11th author event. Special thanks to Barbara Haynes and Book Haven Book Store and to Shelley Widhalm for her coverage in the Reporter Herald. We also thank the Friends of the Loveland Library Foundation who fund this annual event, and our many sponsors whose support allows us to keep an incredible evening with award winning authors at a reasonable cost for the entire Loveland community.