Festive celebration writes a new chapter for author Tom Robbins


September 6, 2023

Author Tom Robbins waves

Nancy Crowell

THIS KING LIVES FOREVER IN THE HEARTS OF HIS FANS – Author Tom Robbins was celebrated Saturday with – what else? – a parade and proclaimed king for the day in La Conner. Of course there was a Spam carving contest. Joining Robbins in the La Conner Fire Department parade truck is his wife, Alexa Robbins.

A master storyteller, La Conner author Tom Robbins lent his name to another well-received work here Saturday.

Only this time he did so not with his pen, but with his mere presence. And it had everything to do with fun rather than work.

That's because a large crowd – many dressed as characters from his best-selling novels – descended on town for a festive, sun-splashed afternoon celebrating the La Conner wordsmith's decades-long mastery of wit, wisdom and eclectic thought.

The timing couldn't have been better. Twenty-four hours later La Conner was shrouded in heavy overcast, a cool mist dampeni...

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