There are a few things that will likely not suck that are happening in about a month or so. Even though I am involved in them. The first is that I’ve been asked to participate in Authors for Indies Day, taking place all over the country on April 30th. I will be hunkered down at the Book City in Bloor West Village, Toronto. That is also a place where I some days work and tell people to read my book and the books of my friends and of Cormac McCarthy and Daniel Woodrell and nobody else. So that is nice.
Check the Authors for Indies site to see what bookstores you can visit and where and why. There are many excellent writers and reasonable human beings who will be part of this day, so get out there and talk to them. Do not let them sit in a chair weeping while you all try and find Yann Martel between his crossfit classes.
A couple days later, on May 2nd, I’ll be at Rowers Reading Series. I’m not sure who the other guest authors are that night, but it’ll be up soon enough and I’ll invite people using the internet. The readings take place at The Central, on Markham and Bloor St. in Toronto. They tend to start early, before 7pm, but I’ll post the exact details when the event page is complete. I don’t have any other readings lined up that I know of, so this might be the last one until fall. Go to it. Thanks.
The last thing that I never posted on here was a playlist I did for Largehearted Boy, the excellent music and literature site out of NYC, run by David Gutowski. As part of the Book Notes series that many other big deal and emerging writers have participated in over the years. The list goes along with my short story collection, Debris, as it was just released to massive fanfare in the United States. Anyway, check out my playlist by clicking the link in the above text, or the Spotify playlist below. At the actual site you can read my write-ups on all the Drive-By Truckers, Springsteen, RATM, and Sinead O’Connor I chose and learn the whys of them all. Thanks to Mr. Gutowksi for asking me to do this one, and to Grant Munroe at Biblioasis for setting it all up.
That’ll do it for today. I have more news that I’ll talk about separate, probably in a post to be posted over the weekend. Until then, cheers and keep the dream alive…