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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Reading Tonight

posted by on July 15 at 10:38 AM


A book about a con artist mom and three other events tonight.

Up in Port Townsend, Anne Waldman, who is one of the last surviving Beat poets (well, depending on who you ask—I’ve talked to quite a few old men who think that women can’t be Beats), will read work from one of her 40 books. This is part of the Writer’s Conference that’s going on up in Port Townsend all week.

Over at Elliott Bay Book Company, Rachel Kushner reads from her novel Telex from Cuba, which is a debut novel set in Cuba just before Castro. I hear that Colonel Sanders is a character in the book, which is an automatic plus.

And then, up at the University Book Store, Connie Willis, the author of To Say Nothing of the Dog, reads from her newest work, All Seated on the Ground. Willis is an amazing sci-fi author, and she’s been around for a while now. This is the reading of the night, and you should obviously go.

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

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paul, are you wearing those ugly hipster pants? you better not be!

Posted by scary tyler moore | July 15, 2008 11:08 AM

I highly recommend the Anne Waldman reading. Not only is she a highly talented writer and performer, but she has many great stories to tell.

In Boulder, CO in 2006 I was fortunate enough to be part of a conversation with Waldman and Thurston Moore which basically basically covered the last 60 years of poetry in this country- complete with anecdotes from Waldman about her time spent with Allen Ginsberg.

Posted by Jonny H | July 15, 2008 11:13 AM

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