Thursday, May 19, 2011

shaping up

So here at Mason, May 21 is Graduation Day. This year that's also Judgment Day. I don't remember Judgment Day from last year, was there a lot of traffic?

I've known it for a while, but I'll be debuting Death Wishing at the Fall for the Book festival in September, somewhat ahead of the official release date of October 11.

Then at the end of October, I've been invited to the Louisiana Book Festival, to be held in Baton Rouge.

November 9 will be the City Lights reading.

I've got about four and a half toes in the door of the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival for 2012. The Louisiana love comes courtesy of my friend and mentor, Darrell Bourque, who is just concluding his tenure as the Louisiana Poet Laureate. It also comes from Dorothy Allison, who blurbed the book and has been supporting my fiction for a while. They love her down in LA. I"m super excited about doing festivals, and the people who run them are so damn sweet.

So those are massive gigs, right?


katrina said...

Wow!!! Wow on your book which sounds amazing and wow on the Dorothy Allison love.

Adam Rabasca said...

I could find no other place to leave a comment about the selections of your writing, but am an instant fan (oddly enough, I was in a band called Moonmilk in college). I was hoping that you'd be take some time to review some of my writing at my blog: I understand if you're too busy and will continue to check your blog for updates on you're writing.