Lula Reading, Big Questions

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

This coming Tuesday, Anders Nilsen, the man behind, among so much else, the van overhead and all other images on the covers of The Slide, will present a “book release slide show art show multi-media reading event and food tasting” at Lula Cafe in Logan Square. John Porcellino will read, I will read, others may read too, and Zak Sally, who used to play bass for Low and probably gets tired of, I’m only guessing here, being referred to as a guy who used to play bass for Low, will be there to play bass and probably share his own comics. Things begin at 7:00 at the cafe where everyone waits for brunch, looking goooooood. Here is a Facebook page for the event. Hope to see you…

Friday Night, Book Cellar

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Many thanks to Patrick Somerville for inviting me along for The Pale King release event Friday night at Chicago’s perfect Book Cellar. Details here, but know that Adam Levin is reading, he behind the gigantic and unanimously adored The Instructions, and Marcus Sakey, a man I do not know from Adam(s) but look forward to meeting, and Jon Baskin, whose essay on Wallace I taught the shit out of a year ago in my large, terrifying Infinite Jest class at SAIC.

The event is free and will surely be full of laughter and insight, our Chicago take on events scheduled around the country to celebrate this rather phenomenal piece of literature (see extensive thoughts on the book below). Hope to see you.


Monday, March 28th, 2011

This Saturday I’m following Quickies! to Iowa City, town of towns, for a reading that’s part of this year’s Mission Creek Festival. Part of a lit crawl format, I believe? Some fine fine people will read, and none of us for more than four minutes. Then I’ll just post up at George’s for the remainder of the time, loving it.

Tamale Tamale Tamale Tamale

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Friends, this Saturday night I’ll read at The Tamale Hut Cafe, which if you’re a Chicagoan here’s proof it’s not all that far, so what say you we hop into the Jetta, crank some whatever it is this week, and have us a jaunt! I will read from The Slide and also from the novel in progress, a new chapter. Looking very much forward to it…

And there’s news to share and a schedule of upcoming interesting events, good times, all of it coming real soon. For now let’s focus on tamales…