Sept. 2: Let's celebrate Tom Robbins

Townwide celebration to speak volumes of author's community impact


August 30, 2023

A display of Tom Robbins' book covers

Bill Reynolds

TREE-MENDOUS IDEA - A Tom Robbins Tree at La Conner Swinomish Library is among the signature attractions that will highlight Saturday's celebration of the local author's career and witty, whimsical approach to life.

Some people, no matter how dire the situation, always see things with a glass half-full perspective.

And then there's Tom Robbins.

The acclaimed La Conner author, who famously quit his gig at the Seattle Times by calling in "well," has during his more than 50 years here earned repute as a joy hunter, always seeking and cherishing life's "cup runneth over" moments.

That tireless devotion to optimism, regularly punctuated with wit and whimsy, will be saluted during "Tom Robbins Day" festivities in town Saturday.

Robbins, whom the Los Angeles Times hailed as the new Mark Twain following release o...

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