A couple dozen patrons sat in chairs Thursday night in Morenci’s Stair Public Library, waiting for the show to begin.
They sat in a circle of chairs; between them was a telephone and a photo of author Steven Sorrentino.
At about 7:01 p.m, assistant library director Colleen Leddy walked over to the group and announced that she had him on the line.
She pushed the button for the speakerphone and Morenci was suddenly playing host to a New York City author—at least they had his attention. Sorrentino was still 600 miles away, in his Manhattan office.
“This is a real first for me,” Sorrentino said. “It’s the first time I’ve ever met with a reading group while totally nude.”
Good joke, Steven, but someone in the reading group shot right back: “So are we.”
The session was clearly off to a good start.