This and That

Reading May 7th, a talk show, a workshop...

Hi, subscribers.

I’ve been meaning to write a new installment, but have been a bit overloaded. Before long I will post again, with the intention of bringing you back to the crazy mid-90s — I had fast-forwarded to 2001 when the pandemic hit, because aspects of it reminded me of 9/11. But I skipped over a lot and soon I will rewind to where I left off.

In the mean time, though, I wanted to let you know about a few things:

  1. Thursday, 5/7 at 7pm I’ll be taking part in Ryan Matthews’ activism-minded Rally Reading Series, usually held at Pete’s Candy Store in Brooklyn, but now held where everything is held: on Zoom. (I really miss PLACES.) I’ll be reading something having to do with sexism in publishing, and will be in the good company of James Arthur and Laura Read. (I love that illustration above, of the three of us, by Tag Hartman-Simkins.) The reading is free, but you need to register first at this link.

  2. I’ve been conducting brief interviews with memoirists for LitHub’s Virtual Book Channel, on a weekly show called “Personal Space.” So far I’ve spoken with Sue William Silverman, Hadley Freeman, Samantha Irby, Alia Volz, and Maya Shanbhag Lang. I hope you’ll check it out.

  3. If you’re looking to pick up some new skills while you’re sheltering in place, check out Skillshare. Sign up for my essay writing workshop and you’ll get two months free, during which you can try many other courses, as well.

That’s all for now. More soon. Stay safe and well, everyone.