Come and Set a Piece: NYC Reading

Sept 18th: Reading in NYC with Luc Sante at 6:30. Here's the blurb from the New Yorker:

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Luc Sante reads from his essay collection "Kill All Your Darlings:
Pieces 1990-2005" and Jana Martin reads from her short-story
collection, "Russian Lover." The two books are newly published by
Yeti, an underground arts magazine from Portland. (74 Leonard St.,
between Broadway and Church St. No tickets necessary. Sept. 18 at


Heading to Bumbershoot

I'm writing from Holocene, the 3nd night of the Halleluwah Festival, listening to a group hum. Tomorrow it's up to Bumbershoot, where everyone from Steve Earle to Joan as Policewoman are playing, and I'm reading:

Seattle. Sept. 3rd. 12:30-1:45

Have been thinking, all this time, of the amazing Grace Paley. RIP. Something tells me even to say that with her is to start a conversation, so — I'll hold up my end when it quiets down —