Author Event - "The King of Karaoke" with Bob Sylva

The Avid Reader is pleased to welcome former Sacramento Bee reporter, Bob Sylva for a reading, discussion, and signing of his debut collection of short stories, "The King of Karaoke" on Saturday, November 25th at 7:30 p.m.

Sylva  brings a reporter’s eye for detail, a keen sense of irony, and a touch of Magical Realism to the surprising stories in The King of Karaoke. From the poignant title story to the quirky tale of a Delta bait store and its resident sage, these memorable stories reflect the richness and diversity of the Sacramento Valley and Delta regions. Inspired by the hopes, dreams, and idiosyncrasies of people he wrote about during his long career as a columnist for The Sacramento Bee, this keepsake edition is a gift to Sylva’s fans and dreamers everywhere.

Bob Sylva is a native Sacramentan. He enjoyed a long career at The Sacramento Bee, where, well before the era of farm-to-fork, he wrote seasonal features and a column which showcased the city’s then-unheralded diversity. Today, he continues to write, struggles to acquire a primitive French, and spends hours in his Japanese- inspired garden, imagining what-would-lsamu-Noguchi-do, while divining the whims of large rocks.

Event date: 
Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
The Avid Reader
617 2nd St.
Davis, CA 95616