Books Reading Today
posted by March 30 at 9:17 AMon
Not a whole lot going on today. Alan Katz, who also read at the Seattle Public Library yesterday, is reading at the University Village Barnes and Noble. His book Oops! is a collection of poems for children, and his press releases refer to him as being ‘silly-dilly.’ I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a silly-dilly author read, excluding John Updike, of course.
And at Elliott Bay Book Company, Roland Kelts reads from Japanamerica, which is about anime and manga. Presumably, he’s in town because of SakuraCon. If you’ve been wandering around downtown wondering why all these people are dressed up like naughty Japanese schoolgirls, you might want to let Kelts explain it to you. I just noticed that the book is blurbed by Pete Townshend. I’m not sure that this is the same Pete Townshend from The Who blurbing a book on manga and anime, but if it is, that’s kind of creepy when you consider the kiddie porn charges from which he was recently cleared.
Full readings calendar, including the next week or so, here.