I’m in PDX right now at the lovely Heathman hotel, having a “drinkable chocolate” (as decadent as it sounds) for lunch and cruising the stacks of their amazing library of books signed by authors that have stayed here. If you’re nearby, come see me tonight at Kevin Sampsell’s Booty Call at the Blue Monk at 9. It should be down and dirty and I’m reading with the likes of Steve Almond, Dena Rash Guzman and Chloe Caldwell.
Scott is leaving for tour, so I’ll be meeting Tariku and Jen, our intrepid treasure of a babysitter, in SF tomorrow. Tariku’s “aunties” (who are really men with an occasional fondness for women’s footwear) already have a carousel/beach outing planned for Sunday, so I imagine that this leg of the tour is going to be much work and much fun, topped with a heaping measure of balancing-baby-and-book-tour stress. I’m looking forward to showing T the Golden Gate Bridge. No one loves bridges like that kid. I’ll let you know how it goes…
I’ve got three Bay Area events scheduled.
Saturday October 8, I’m doing Writers With Drinks at the Makeout Room at 8pm- with Rebecca Solnit, Tomas Moniz, Diana Turkin and Geekporngirl. Because it ain’t San Francisco unless you do at least one reading alongside someone who has the word “porn” in their name.
Monday, October 10, I’m doing the Litquake edition of the Porchlight Storytelling Series at the Verdi Club at 8pm, with Donnell Alexander, Rob Baedeker, Susan Freinkel, Jillian Lauren, Marc Maron, Vanessa Veselka. Get tickets for this one in advance, as it’s going to sell out any minute.
Wednesday, October 12, I’m thrilled to be throwing a party at the Hotel Rex at 8:30, with the fabulous Elissa Schappell, Tony DuShane and musical guest Paul Myers. The flyer is pictured above.
Tariku might actually make an appearance at the Rex. Special guest- Tariku Moon Shriner and his one man band! He’ll be performing selections from his “pre-school adaptations of pop songs” album, including his hit single “Jump Up Whales” (based on “Pumped Up Kicks”). Sing along: All the little whales, all the humpback whales and the mommy whales, JUMP UP my whales!
Hope to see some of you there!