Ward Tefft and his popular Chop Suey Books welcomes Marietta for a lively 6pm talk, warming up with a casual meet and chat at 5:30. Marietta spent a lot of time in Carytown as a child and as a teenager especially enjoyed the balcony at the Byrd Theater across from Chop Suey. Maybe catch a film before or after the talk and the area is packed with restaurants. There’s a parking deck around the corner from Chop Suey, but there should be plenty of street parking within two blocks. Take a look at this New York Times article on Chop Suey—a destination place for travelers and Richmonders alike. Ward has copies of Leaving 1203 in stock now and more will be available for purchase and personalizing the night of her talk. The book is set in Marietta’s hometown of Richmond—come on in to celebrate home and the good life.