Our third Crazy 8s event was held Thursday evening in the Salem Public Library’s gorgeous auditorium. From a chatty get-acquainted dinner together beforehand, to spirited presentations on center stage, the Crazies were spirited, full of humor, and even a bit prankish at times, as they shared secrets from their literary lives.

The audience listened attentively, generous with both their laughter and their applause. After a round of insightful questions and answers, everyone adjourned to the outer hallway of the auditorium where writers and readers got it on. Amid a hubbub of interchange, the Book Bin, our independent book vendor for the evening, managed a robust round of book buying.