For some reason, two big events didn't make it into the print edition's readings calendar this week that I want to tell you about. Conveniently, both events are happening at the Hugo House—one on Monday night and one on Tuesday night. First of all, on Monday night, Genius Award-shortlisted cartoonist David Lasky and his writing buddy Frank Young will be debuting their brand new book, The Carter Family: Don't Forget This Song. It's a comic book biography of the first family of country music. Here's a Carter Family song from 1927:
This party will feature a cartoon slide show, music, and a chance to talk to two people who are presumably now among the country's foremost Carter Family experts.
And then, on Tuesday night, former books intern Catherine Smyka has founded a new quarterly journal called T(OUR) Magazine. In it, she will publish literary fiction, essays, poetry, and artwork by queer and queer-friendly artists. This is a party to celebrate the first issue of T(OUR), with readings, raffles, food, and a "big gay dance party." Copies of the magazine will be on sale at the event. You probably don't want to miss this.
Find all the information about these events and everything else going on on Monday and Tuesday (A.M. Homes! Sherman Alexie!) in our readings calendar.