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Saturday, April 5, 2008

Reading Today

posted by on April 5 at 8:25 AM


An open mic, three authors reading work that celebrates the body alongside portions of a documentary titled Got Breast? and then some actually interesting-looking readings going on today.

Grant Baille is reading at Elliott Bay Book Company at 2 pm. He’s reading from his second novel, Mortarville, which is about a test tube baby found in the wreckage of a mad scientist’s lab. When the government realizes that he’s just a normal human being born in a jar, they send him off to the Secret Government Home for the Products of Mad Science. Eventually, he gets a job as a mall security guard.

At the University Presbyterian Church, C. Michael Mellor will be reading from his biography of Louis Braille, the famous inventor of…wait for it…braille. I think that braille is crazy interesting—what does such a different reading experience have do to one’s comprehension?—and there should be a good Q&A afterward.

Full readings calendar, including the next week or so, here.

Also, if you haven’t already, you should check out the nifty, brand-new books page, which has a ton more reviews and a mini-blog revue of the last week’s books-themed Slog posts, over here.

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They should ban Fnarf from the reading today.

God has appointed him the arbiter of what can and cannot be called literature.

He likely will attack the authors for their over use of ellipses or some other nonsense.

This happens when you get old. You start getting a little testy.

Good luck to the authors. These sound like some great events! The one on Braile sounds particularly interesting.

Posted by ecce homo | April 5, 2008 8:41 AM

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Beverly Morris, bottom right, screams and collapses as the casket carrying her brother, U.S. Army Spec. Charles Jankowski, arrives at the Panama City-Bay County International Airport in Panama City, Fla., on Friday. Comforting Morris are her sister, Felicia Kirkland, left, and Jankowski's girlfriend, Karen Hainley. Jankowski died from wounds from an exploding improvised explosive device near Baghdad, Iraq, on Friday, March 28, 2008. He will be buried on Monday, April 7, 2008.
(April 04, 2008)

Posted by Brave and mighty SAVAGE warrior Dan | April 5, 2008 9:03 AM

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