As you might notice, there’s a big ole gap in there between Texas and Oregon. I’m working on scheduling something in Tucson, but if anyone reading this is somewhere between Tucson and Portland, I’d love to get in touch about setting up an event in your town.
Further, if you live in one of these aforementioned towns, you would become my instant hero if you were to repost or twitter about the event, and even more so if you were to print out the flyers and distribute them!
I’ve been having a great time doing this presentation, and I really think it’s done a good bit for spurring appreciation for fiction in radical scenes, and of informing folks about the radical bias many “mainstream” authors have and had that has been left out of the classroom.
I’m really crap at this “posting about events beforehand” thing. I believe my new resolution is to provide better notice. I’ll be reading tonight at The Cyberpunk Apocalypse in Upper Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh. The address is 5431 Carnegie Street. I think the event starts around 7:30, and some really amazing writers are reading before me. (Most of whom are actually better performers than I).
I’ll be reading from my new novel, as the capstone to my writer’s residency here in Pittsburgh. The event is probably free or really cheap and the sort of thing where you could talk your way in free if you had to.
Tuesday, October 6th, 7pm. Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
I’ll be joined by the esteemed Lewis Shiner, author of Slam, among many other novels, as well as another secretive guest (guess you’ll have to come, eh?).
I’m excited to share an event with Lewis, whom I interviewed for Mythmakers & Lawbreakers. He’s a first-class writer and has a lot of interesting things to say. I believe he’ll be doing a reading from his 1990 skate-punk-anarchist classic Slam, and then we’ll have some sort of guided discussion about anarchism and fiction.
My good friends in Ego Likeness are heading out on tour again, and their music is getting even more interesting as the years go on. Ego Likeness is what you’re looking for if you want gothic dance with really intelligent lyrics, on themes spooky, mythological, and women-empowerment. Basically, Ego Likeness is mature gothic rock/dance. I’m remarkably biased, but you really can’t go wrong. Anyhow, if you’re anywhere near one of these shows, check them out. They’ll be touring with (and opening for) Bella Morte, who I really should find out more about.
BELLA MORTE with special guests EGO LIKENESS and Versailles
After years of waiting (well, of working, mostly. Only a few months of really waiting), my book Mythmakers & Lawbreakers is out today, October 1st! This is very exciting to me. Now you can march into your local infoshop or independent bookstore and demand copies! I’ll be working on making a PDF of it available at some point as well, since its Creative Commons. In the meantime, I’ll be speaking about it:
I’m trying to pretend like I’m not nervous about my book release tomorrow in baltimore, 3pm at the baltimore book festival in the radical book pavilion.
It’s been a pretty crazy couple of days. Last night, I was witnessing one of the more bizarre police states I’ve seen in my life (I suppose I’m something of a connoisseur of police states or something). Today, I drove through the rain for a bunch of hours and then got to see a print copy of my first real, honest-to-goodness book. Well, in English.
I will be speaking at the baltimore book festival in the Radical Book Pavilion set up by those fine folk at Red Emma’s. I’m not sure who will be joining me in my presentation, although I think at least one or two of the interviewed authors will be there. But come help me celebrate the release of Mythmakers & Lawbreakers on September 27th, 2009, 3pm, Baltimore.
I’ll be running a workshop, too, at 4:30, called “Intellectual Property Is Theft”, based a bit on that zine that we put out, Intellectual Property Is Theft. I’ll go over some of the basics of copyright and alternative licenses, plus promote Creative Commons as the greatest thing since dumpstered bread.
Anyone in NY or the outlying areas, you should really think about coming to the bookfair. Sure, all the tabling is usually pretty commercial, but, well, it’s a great way to spread ideas and also there are plenty of workshops, plus it’s a great chance to hang out.
I’ll be playing a show at Dundee House (4 Dundee Street), upstairs, in Asheville, NC tomorrow. Show starts at 8. I’ll be playing with Manson Family Picnic, who are from Brooklyn, and then my good friends Bob Villain and If Not I Then Who Then. It will be good. I will hopefully be playing new material. (Sorry, all the links are to myspace pages.)
I’m excited as hell to play with Old Horsey. Everyone in the band is grand, but my dear friend Sparrow (pictured) who plays in Old Horsey is the person who gave me my first accordion and taught me how to play. This is therefore up there in importance with the first time I played drums for Ego Likeness.
So yeah, I’m playing next monday, February 9th, 2008. At Bobo Gallery in Asheville North Carolina. It’s right in downtown on Lexington, near the top of that hill that Lexington is. Can’t miss it unless you’re not looking or you somehow miss it. Come! (Not that anyone in Asheville reads this blog, but ah well). If you miss me there, I’m playing a house show on the 19th as well. Do people announce house shows (with addresses) on the internet? I’ll have to look into that.