Books Reading Tonight
posted by February 19 at 14:43 PMon
There’s a ton of stuff to do tonight:
Mike Chinoy, the Senior Asia Correspondent for CNN, is at Town Hall talking about China.
Anne Enright is at SPL, reading from her Man Booker Prizewinning The Gathering, a book that I feel terribly guilty for not having read yet.
Charles Bock is reading from Beautiful Children at Elliott Bay Book Company. I have a copy of Beautiful Children at home, but I keep finding other books that I want to read more. It looks to me like one of those super-hyped first novels that frequently disappoint. But I could just be small-minded and petty, too.
Up at Third Place Books, Ted Van Dyk is reading from Heroes, Hacks, and Fools, a book that I loved and wrote up here. The only downside of Heroes, Hacks, and Fools is that it keeps getting “Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves” stuck in my head.
Today’s listings and tons of upcoming readings are here.
And lastly, something that my faithful calendar-assembling monkeys completely missed: Tonight at Bailey Coy Books (414 Broadway E, 323-8842) at 7 pm, Susie Bright will be reading. She’s in town to celebrate the launch of the fifteenth anniversary edition of The Best American Erotica series, titled The Best of Best American Erotica 2008*. The reading is free. Rumor has it that this might be the last time that Bright mounts the BAE’s editor’s chair, so this has all the makings of an exciting literary evening, in more ways than one.
* I think that this title is supposed to signify that it’s the Best of the Best American Erotica series, but it seems to me that it’s actually saying that it’s the Best of the Best of 2008. Maybe I worry about these things too much.