So, you’ve never been to an author reading? Really? Where have you been your entire life? For the uninitiated–and for you veterans, too, if you’d like to brush up a bit–here’s a guide by Nicola Griffith on what to possibly expect when (if?) you attend my reading of Trout Kill at Annie Bloom’s Bookstore Monday, April 22, 7:00pm.
Here’s the first part of Nicola’s guide: “An author reading is an informal, free event. (As in *free*. Costs you nothing. At all. Sometimes–rare, but not unheard of–there’s even free food.) You can plan in advance or just show up on a whim, wearing what you like (most bookshops, however, do require some kind of clothing), and sit anywhere. Bring a date, bring your family, bring your fine self.”
I hope to see you there!