Joe Hill’s on tour

Tue 16 Oct 2007 - Filed under: Not a Journal., | Leave a Comment | Posted by: Gavin

and he’s coming to visit us (almost) at the Odyssey Books (one of our awesome localish bookstores) in South Hadley, Wed., Oct 17th, 7 PM.

This is at the same time as KGB will be packed with a Halloween-ish reading with Thomas Tessier and F. Paul Wilson. Where will you be?

Hey: Joe gives us a shout out!

If you get a chance to stop by a bookstore in the next week or two, and grab a copy of 20TH CENTURY GHOSTS, my thanks to you as well. And if you have a couple bucks to spare, I hope you’ll throw ’em down to pick up one of the few remaining short story magazines on the rack (Lady Churchill’s and McSweeney’s are two good ones that come to mind), or take a couple minutes in front of your computer at home to browse the online offerings of the small presses like PS and Subterranean. I don’t ask you to do it out of charity, or because it’ll be good for you in the way eating cauliflower is good for you, and certainly not out of pity for struggling under-the-radar writers. I suggest it because magazines like Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet and publishers like PS are helping to get out some of the most entertaining and electric fiction in print, and if you read for pleasure – for the thrill of it – you’ll find your money was well spent.

Although at least some of us like eating cauliflower, esp. in Indian food. And reading is good for you if your decision matrix is something like this:

a) read a book

b) record comeback album with Gary Glitter

c) vote Republican

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  1. Fred on October 17th, 2007 3:03 pm

    Sadly, I will be at the dentist (or not long since departed from there). That’s still far above voting Republican for me, but it’s pretty low down the matrix. Still, can’t be helped. One of these days I do hope to make it to a KGB reading after work. It just won’t be tonight.

    Very glad to see Joe Hill’s book get a wider American release.

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