I’m going to appear at RASP later this month to read from Dopefiend and sign books. I’d love it you came over and said hello. I’ll have a bunch of books and the readings usually include a little Q&A at the end.
I’m at LitQuake with a bunch of fine writers. Look at the wealth of fine authors and performers who I get to appear with: Alan Kaufman, Ali Liebegott, Wendy Merrill, Bucky Sinister, and Cary Tennis. Yes, I’m very intimidated.
Re Write: An Evening of Prose from Writers in Recovery
Tickets are $10 at the door. $8 in advance.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Last night’s reading at the Seattle Book Fest was fun.
I surprised myself by getting nervous about three hours before Matt and I spoke. Holly said you couldn’t tell from listening to me, but I don’t see how that’s possible. The good news: I didn’t faint or throw up.
But I kept reading.
Fortunately for me, Matt was there. What a pro! I’ve attended enough of these panels and workshops to know what’s expected, but each time Matt interjected something helpful, it seemed like a revelation:
“Can everyone hear?” “Is anyone interested in learning where to submit their own flash for publication?”
In the end, it seems like it’s the simple, obvious stuff that makes or breaks a good reading. I am pleased I was able to participate. Once I started writing, it took me a long time to start sending things out for publication, but it was an obvious next step, and one I’m glad I finally took. Now I’ve done my first reading. I just need a book deal (and maybe a groupie) and then I’ll be solid.
All kidding aside, I want to thank Matt Briggs for allowing me to read with him. What a great opportunity.
Thank you, Matt!