June 30, 2010

Many Thanks Abound

Back in the temporary VA home where all my things live in the basement. 
I wanted to say a big big shiny thank you to everyone who set up the readings, housed us, and came to hear us read. 
Philadelphia: Ben Orlock and all the good folks at Book Space. 
Wash, DC: Adam Robinson and Dan Brady, and the good people of Barrelhouse and Publishing Genuis. And Janet and Vade for housing us and having fresh
bagels in the morning!
Richmond, VA: Liz Canfield, Ward, and Chop Suey Books. Also, good friends Maya, Stephanie, Tim, and Tyler for housing us and feeding us and just being really sweet in the heart area.
Atlanta, GA: Blake Butler, Jamie Iredell, and Amy McDaniel, and Beep Beep Gallery. (Jamie made us a feast! There was pate involved!) A big thanks to the Seths, Lyndsey, and my mother for being really into having us lounging around their homes as they all worked hard at working.
Raleigh, NC: Chris Tonelli and his lovely wife and baby. These are super super nice people and we all should be so lucky as to share Lebanese cuisine with them on a regular basis. Also, all of Chris’ students who came to the reading, all sixty of you, thanks!
Charlottesville, VA: Samantha and Noah, sweet natured in-laws who opened their home to us, not just us who were reading, but others who came to hear us read. And let us sleep there and fed us pizza, and lemonade, and cereal. Thank you!
Baltimore, MD: Adam Robinson and Publishing Genius and Josh and Foo at the Hexagon. Youtube, singing, movie of an unseen circus, and reading. This was truly awesome.
And Mike and Rachel and two lovely lovely people. And their books are amazing. Nothing short of it, really. Seeing both of them read seven times was spectacular. And driving with them for ten days was really really fun. They are good eggs.

June 18, 2010

tour tour

1. Tour underway. Two great readings (one in Philly and one in DC). Thanks to Ben Orlock in Philly
and Dan Brady and Adam Robinson in DC for the goodness of the readings.

2. Check out Mike Young's awesome tour diary.

3. Here we are at the White House. Hoping to see Michelle O gardening (alas, it did not happen).

4. Right on. Next up, Richmond, VA!

June 7, 2010

Going On The (American) Road!

During June 16th-24th I will be on the road in the company of Rachel B. Glaser and Mike Young!
We will read at the places below:

6.16.10 Philadelphia, PA @ Book Space, 8pm, (w/ Rachel B. Glaser & Mike Young)
6.17.10 Washington DC, Barrelhouse Presents, 7 pm, Wonderland Ballroom ( w/ Rachel B. Glaser, Mike Young, Adam Robinson & Ric Royer)
6.18.10 Richmond, VA @ Chop Suey Books, 7pm, 2913 West Cary St (w/ Rachel B. Glaser & Mike Young)
6.21.10 Atlanta, GA Solar Anus Reading Series, 7pm, Beep Beep Gallery, 696 Charles Allen Drive, (w/ Rachel B. Glaser & Mike Young)
6.22.10 Raleigh, NC, "Imporomptu So & So Reading", 8pm, Morning Times Cafe, 10 E. Hargett St (w/ Rachel B. Glaser & Mike Young) (TBA)
6.23.10 Charlottesville, VA, House Reading (w/ Rachel B. Glaser & Mike Young) (natalie.lyalin@gmail.com for details)
6.24.10, Baltimore, MD, 2010 Publishing Genius Party, 7pm, Hegaxon, 1825 N. Charles St(w/ Rachel B. Glaser & Mike Young)

It will be a southern--driving--poetry--and--fiction extravaganza! Hope to see you here and there!