Meet at Ella Restaurant + Bistro for the official down-valley launch of the 2009 Big Read Roaring Fork Valley. Enjoy sumptuous Southern fare, cocktails, and swingin’ jazz reminiscent of the 1930’s era, all the while celebrating Harper Lee’s classic American novel, To Kill A Mockingbird. Ella is one of many stops on this “First Friday” walking tour designed to highlight the innovative art of Carbondale. Mingle at gallery openings, business open houses, and other events in and near historic downtown. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the First Friday Art Walk as you browse exceptional work and unique gifts including pottery, sculpture, home decor and outdoor art. For restaurant reservations: call Ella at 970.704.0377 or visit www.ellacarbondale.com. For more information on this event: Aspen Writers’ Foundation, 970.925.3122 or visit www.aspenwriters.org.