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March 22, 2013
Futuro-retrists, take note! On Monday, March 25, I’ll be reading in an evening of digital multimedia work at The Kitchen, 512 West 19th St., NYC, with Mark Amerika, Ian Hatcher, Yael Kanarek and Illya Szilak. 7pm, free. Details here.
January 14, 2013
If you happen to be in San Francisco on Wednesday, January 16th, please come to a spectacular reading at the Adobe Bookshop, 3166 16th Street, in the Mission: Stephen Elliott, Rebecca Solnit and Michelle Tea will celebrate the long existence of one of San Francisco’s best-loved bookstores, its proprietor, Andrew McKinley, and its possible transformation into a collective art space. More information is available here. The reading is at 7pm. Admission is free but you’ll want to come early: it’s going to be packed.
October 15, 2012
The Luminous Airplanes site has been revised. The story begins in a different place (although the old beginning is easy to find), and there is — finally! — a working map. This is just in time for its appearance on Very Short List.
Please take a look and tell me what you think.
September 21, 2012
Early risers take note: I'm going to be on a panel about Novels and Cities, sponsored by the London Review of Books. at the Brooklyn Book Fair. This Sunday 9/23, at 10AM, location TBA but presumably somewhere in Brooklyn. (A partial event schedule is online here.)
And this for the Albanians: on Thursday, September 27th, I will be reading at the New York State Writers’ Institute at SUNY Albany. 8pm at the University of Albany Campus Center Assembly Hall. Free.
August 12, 2012
My future-scanning device tells me that in far-off September I will be reading with Lynne Tillman and the art duo LoVid at the season opener of First Person Plural’s reading series. Monday, September 10th at 7pm, at the Shrine World Music Venue, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. We all have theme songs. Come and find out what they are.
July 2, 2012
I have a story in this week’s New Yorker: it’s called “Another Life,” and you can read it here. There is also an online Q&A with Lee Ellis, who edited the story, and asked some very good questions about it.
May 31, 2012
This from the Dept. of Criticism: my review of Sergio de la Pava’s 700-page self-published novel A Naked Singularity (now republished by the U of Chicago Press) is online at the Barnes & Noble Review. Or honestly just skip the review and read the book, which is much better than the phrase 700-page self-published novel would make you think.
May 13, 2012
I’m going to be reading on Thursday, May 17th, as part of Albert Mobilio’s Double Take event: the idea being that two writers have an experience together and then write about it. Emily Barton and I have done something together — I won’t tell you what it is, but it’s very exciting. Darcey Steinke and Shelley Jackson have done something. Joshua Cohen and Justin Taylor have also done something. Come hear us all at Apex Art, 291 Church Street, New York, NY, at 7pm. More info here.
March 14, 2012
Jesse Miller has written an essay about Luminous Airplanes and Nicholas Carr’s The Shallows in Full Stop. Here’s a short excerpt:
Read the whole piece here.
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