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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Reading Party Is Tonight at 6!

Posted by on Wed, May 1, 2013 at 4:53 PM

Heres what Kelly O will be reading tonight.
  • Here's what Kelly O will be reading tonight.

As you read on Slog yesterday, tonight's special guests are artist Amanda Manitach and Stranger photographer Kelly O. Kelly O just showed me what she'll be reading: Thee Psychick Bible, a manual about ritual, "practical magick," and the importance of doing things with meaning; and Pissing in the Snow, a 1972 collection of folktales from the Ozark mountains, including stories such as "The Half-Wit and the Eel" and "He Done It With a Bucket."

Amanda Manitach says she'll be reading a Gideon's Bible she picked up at a motel in Northern California on a road trip over Christmas, as well as Justine by the Marquis de Sade.

Two other past reading party special guests crossed my path today—the musician John Roderick and the entrepreneur Linda Derschang—and both of them mentioned they'll be at tonight's reading party too. (After all, it's the last one until September.) So I asked them what they'll be bringing to read. Roderick will be reading Nora Ephron's I Feel Bad About My Neck, and Derschang will be reading James Salter's latest, All That Is.

Nice choice, Derschang. I'm jealous. Although I'm bringing along some Joan Didion, so I'm not that jealous. And you? What will you be reading?

As always: This happens in the Fireside Room at the Sorrento Hotel, 6 pm to 9 pm. There's live music from 6 pm to 8 pm, it's all ages, and it's free. If you have never heard of the reading party before, start here.


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biffp 1
Roderick should read, "Never Mind the Pollacks," and stick to writing about subjects he knows something about.
Posted by biffp on May 1, 2013 at 5:18 PM · Report this
I have the privilege of meeting Vance Randolph, drinking with him and listening to his readings and then some... Can't go wrong ":pissin' in the snow.." Had a signed copy, but it went with the ex..;-D
Posted by pupuguru on May 1, 2013 at 8:24 PM · Report this
skjaere 3
Holy shit! I used to own a copy of Pissing In the Snow when I was in middle school! I didn't know anyone else had ever heard of it.
Posted by skjaere on May 2, 2013 at 3:00 AM · Report this

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