On Monday, November 8th, at 6:30, I’ll be reading in DC at the downtown Borders. I hung out there a lot as a kid because my mother’s office building was across the street, so it will be fun being back as an adult. Speaking of growing up, the 8th is also my birthday, so I’ll be accepting gifts/drinks/ reassurances that I still have time to do everything I was trying to do before 30.
On Sunday, November 14th, at 5:00, I’ll be reading at Politics and Prose. I promise to read something different, but if that’s not reason enough for you to come out twice, I will be reading with Patricia Engel, whose book Vida is really fantastic, so even if you’re sick of me, you should come hear her read.
This weekend I’m off to Carbondale, IL, for the Devil’s Kitchen Lit Festival, where Ill be on a panel with Jennine Capo Crucet and Julie Schumacher on Friday, and reading with Adrian Matejka on Satruday. Hopefully at some point I’ll get to wear my Halloween costume. I’ll be missing an action packed weekend in DC, so Happy Birthday to American University’s MFA program, which is celebrating its 30th year next weekend, and happy travels to everyone headed this way for the Rally to Restore Sanity.
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Just dropping by to say thanks again for your time. I’ve been eyeing Engel’s Vida for a minute but haven’t actually picked it up.
I just passed Vida on a new display at work the other day and now I read it mentioned here. I will listen to the signs and check it out.