John Kessel and Greg Frost are on the road this week (no this isn’t an APB) reading at three great North Carolina bookshops (damn, wish we were there! but they’ll be up here are Readercon which will come soon enough):
— Wednesday May 14 at 7PM at Malaprop‘s in Asheville.
— Thursday May 15 at 7PM at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC. The Charlotte Observer reviewed The Baum Plan for Financial Independence last week and described it as “dark, wacky, wide-ranging short stories.”
— Friday May 16 at 2PM at McIntyre’s Fine Books, Pittsboro, NC.
If you go, post pictures!
And next Saturday & Sunday from 11-5 Small Beer will have a table at the Philadelphia Book Festival.
- Washington DC is rightly excited to have a new bike rental program up and running. But if you live in or visit Lexington, Kentucky, for the second year in a row you take part in the program for a mere $10 (or free if you paid your $10 last year). Rumors that Christopher Rowe takes part in this just to ladies wearing little black dresses and heels “pedaling one down Main Street” are unsubstantiated and would not be repeated in any journal worthy of the public trust.
- Shake Girl, a collaborative graphic novel based on real life experiences of Cambodian women attacked with acid.
- Jacob MacMurray not only posted his annual Clarion West poster, but also—and this is wild (although it would be even better if VW were making a new hybrid/greaserunning van)—pics of his design for a VW van. (So now we will go buy Pacifico beer because any company that does this kind of thing has to make good beer.)