Steve's reading last night at Lit Crawl was great, as were the other events we attended. Here's a picture of him reading at Faye's Espresso Bar, and another outside the Mexican crafts store where some kick-ass Latino poets and fiction writers read.
And there I am in a surprise appearance (to most of them and to me) at the Black Lawrence Press Reading this afternoon at the Octopus Literary Salon, a GREAT reading with Genanne Walsh, Cynthia Manick, and Matthew Raymond. What happened was Genanne was in Steve's Lit Crawl reading, I introduced myself, and she said, "Come read with us tomorrow. Someone just dropped out." So I did, and had a lot of fun.
A bunch of readings coming up.
Faculty Writers Reading and Book Launch
with poet Susan Gubernat
Wednesday, October 18, 7pm
Biella Room, Cal State East Bay Library, Hayward
Under the Gum Tree Sixth Anniversary Reading
with Deborah Meltvedt, Gary Lomax, Tricia Saveloy, and Jennifer Cross
Saturday, October 21, 6pm
Sol Collective, 2574 21st St., Sacramento
Here are the editor Jana Marlies Maron's instructions:
visit underthegumtree.com/live at 6p Pacific/9p Eastern and you can watch the event from the comfort of your own couch, with beverage of choice in hand. Join the conversation on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #gumtreelive and I'll see you there! (I'll be doing shout-outs to the virtual audience, so be sure to tag us @undergumtree and use the hashtag so that I see your comments!)
Reading with Peg Alford Pursell
Wednesday, October 25, 7pm
Rebound Bookstore, 1611 4th St., San Rafael
10-21-17 p.s. When two of the authors bailed, Under the Gum Tree cancelled tonight's reading in Sacramento (a bit of a relief because that's a long trip from Castro Valley, but I was also looking forward to it). Still waiting for details about the San Rafael reading next Wednesday; so many readings North of San Francisco were canceled or postponed last week and the week before, and this is a very small one anyway. When a Canadian author cancelled, I got a last-minute invitation to read at a fund-raiser in Napa Tuesday night, which I would have loved to be part of, but I teach until 6pm on Tuesdays, and have already cancelled a couple of classes for readings. Really chafing at the constraints created by my job this quarter.