Why is it called a “Story Salon”?

At first, I too was under the impression that I could get my hair did and nails touched up while we read stories at the first Columbus Story Salon on August 27, but apparently that’s not the case.

The salon is a type of gathering to share ideas, poetry and culture for “pleasure and education” that was popular in Europe, mostly France, around the 17th century.  You can find a much better explanation on wikipedia here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salon_(gathering)

When event organizer Amy S. Dalrymple first suggested the name, it took me a few minutes to get over the fact that I can’t breathe noxious fumes while we listen to great live stories.  But I got over it, now it just seems like a great title.

Will you be attending the first Columbus Story Salon, a free story reading event at Kafe Kerouac on August 27?  I hope to see you there.

Also, check it out on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=163246000416941