Gather round and hear Brad Craftwho admits to having wanted to be Holly Golightly as a teenagerread Truman Capotes recollection of yuletide bliss. His story A Christmas Memory revisits his Christmas past as a 7-year-old in rural Alabama, as he and his sixty-something cousin prepare fruitcakes to mail to those they admire. Adventures along the way include buying illegal whisky for cake soaking and getting tipsy on the leftovers. Craft, University Book Stores used book buyer, first heard Trumans holiday tale in San Francisco, and was later inspired to start a Seattle reading. Perhaps not as well-known as Capotes Breakfast at Tiffanys or In Cold Blood, Craft feels its the most perfect thing he ever did because it was close to his heart. Although Capotes Christmas is not all harps and happiness, Craft observes that his story has a warm fuzzy factor that has brought audience members to tears. This year he says hell do his best not to tear up while reading, but if you plan on going to hear him, bring tissues.
Tue., Dec. 4, 7 p.m., 2007