I stood in line at the Afterwords Café and tried to decide what two Pulitzer Prize winners would like to drink.
I arrived an hour early to claim a table for my interview with Geraldine Brooks and Tony Horwitz. Their books, Caleb’s Crossing and Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War, are the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle selections for Week Three.
Water? Iced tea? Pop?
I glanced out the door, and I saw the pair walking toward the Colonnade. Horwitz gestured at something, and I assumed they were lost.
My first instinct was to run out of the shop, go down the steps and yell, “Tony!”
So I did, which is the best first impression any journalist could ask for.