Sep 16, 2023/
A new book has the incredible power to stir a multitude of emotions. On a memorable Saturday, September 16th, 2023, the enchanting book “Leave the Door Open” by Adi Memeti took center stage at Blackstone’s in Stamford, Connecticut.
Adi Memeti has been a beacon of literary creativity, and his unwavering support for Albanian-American writers is an inspiration. During this remarkable event, the author unveiled his latest collection of poems to an eager American and Albanian audience, generating an electrifying buzz of anticipation. The gathering became a vibrant platform for profound conversations between the author and engaged readers. Guiding the discussions with charm and eloquence, Ashley Wilson shed light on Adi Memeti’s remarkable life and literary journey, emphasizing the profound impact of his latest publication.
Providing a cultural feast, Yani Delaney and Lila Metalia graced the event with their enchanting recitations of select poems from “Leave the Door Open.” The occasion also boasted the critical insights of researcher Teresa Shafir, who offered a tantalizing analysis of Adi Memeti’s poetic style. The American audience, captivated by the rich cultural heritage of this gifted Albanian poet, who also happens to be the president of The Society of Albanian American Writers, eagerly posed an array of intriguing questions.
Setting the stage with flair and creativity, the dedicated volunteer group fittingly named “Book Friends” decorated the room and table with enchanting decorations, paying homage to “Leave the Door Open” as a significant addition to the Adriatic Press Publishing House. In this warm and inclusive atmosphere, each participant yearned for an autographed copy of the book, a testament to Adi Memeti’s profound popularity and the deep respect he commands within the Stamford community and the wider Albanian diaspora.