Dubbed by the New Yorker as "one of America's best singer-songwriters," folk musician Dar Williams has made her career touring small towns. In WHAT I FOUND IN A THOUSAND TOWNS: A Traveling Musician’s Guide to Rebuilding America’s Communities—One Coffee Shop, Dog Run, & Open-Mike Night at a Time, Williams writes about places that have taken steps to cultivate what she calls “positive proximity.” By embracing their public spaces, drawing on their area’s unique attributes and identities, and allowing all willing citizens to put their gifts and talents to good use in the commons of town, these locations have become the types of places in which communities are vibrant and joyous—and the economic benefits have followed. Williams's book celebrates the creativity, hard work, and determination of average people who want to build something meaningful, and offers a roadmap for other communities seeking to do the same.
She will read from her book in-store, and we'll cross our fingers that she'll treat us to a few songs, as well. :)