Yesterday, my Mah Jongg Meetup group, “Mah Jongg Fever” sponsored an Author Talk at the Beacon Hill Branch of the Seattle Library. Gregg Swain, co-author of the beautiful book, “Mah Jongg, The Art of the Game,” presented a collection of full-color photos on screen of some amazing art related to Mah Jongg and shared fascinating facts about this ancient game with us. She explained the whole book writing process as well. The program was a great success!
We had a terrific turnout of 14 Mah Jongg enthusiasts who enjoyed Gregg Swain’s visually stunning presentation. After the talk, Gregg was on hand to examine several Mah Jongg sets brought in by some of us.
Then we had about a dozen people who stayed and played some Mah Jongg games. Much fun!
Two cool announcements:
1.) Gregg drew the winning ticket of the door prize (a copy of my flipbook) – Congrats to Kate W.!
2.) Gregg was happy to submit some comments about my Mah Jongg Flipbook to help me promote it. Gregg wrote, “A wonderful, easy to use guide for beginning Mah Jongg players.”