March 22, 2013 - 12:21pm
Sarabande Books brings Frank Bill and James Arthur to 21c Hotel
Poetry pants? Oh, I think we are indeed going to wear them soon. Suit up this Monday, March 25th, for the 21c Reading Series featuring writers Frank Bill and James Arthur at 7:30pm.
Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.  Here is the picture in my head for this sentence: a human face with the whitest white skin – this is where people use the word “milky” – translucent, fluorescent in brilliance.  An incredibly white human face with its...
March 18, 2013 - 10:58am
Jenny Lawson brings black humor and real life to Barnes & Noble with her new mem
I think I’m already a fan of what’s happening here. I have not read this book, but I appreciate anything that is described as “a poignant and hysterical look at the dark, disturbing, yet wonderful moments of our lives”. Join Jenny Lawson tonight at the Summit area Barnes & Noble for a signing of her new memoir ‘Let’s Pretend This Never Happened’ at 7pm.
This article is about Jenny Lawson and her new memoir, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened.  She’s going to sign it at 7pm at Barnes & Noble.  Tonight is when she’ll do this. But this part of the article is not about that at all:My mother apparently didn’t...
March 18, 2013 - 9:00am
Trek to Carmichael’s for an event with hiking experts Sean Patrick Hill and Vale
Spring is going to happen. Like – almost tomorrow (Wednesday, actually). Rediscover the outside world and traipse the trails with the nature nuts and writers, Sean Patrick Hill and Valerie Askren today, Monday, March 18th, at 7pm.
They tell you not to look at the sun, but when it’s this bright and this everywhere you are going to break the rules by simply opening your eyes.  And so you do.  And you were right: it’s everywhere.  It’s golden hair in between the branches of trees.  It...
March 15, 2013 - 11:22am
The Jane Austen Society celebrates the 200th Anniversary of ‘Pride & Prejudice’
Two centuries later, and people are still obsessed. Join the fine folks of the Jane Austen Society tonight at Locust Grove for a special celebration of the classic novel starting at 7pm.
This is not a good day for me to write about Jane Austen.  Because today I am wearing the high polish space helmet of insanity.  The Good kind.  We’ve talked about it before.  The spider-fingers dash of Crazy creativity that gives me thousands of words at a time, and I...
March 15, 2013 - 10:06am
Wild Words: Andrew Shaffer tells a history of brilliant ‘Literary Rogues’ at Car
This makes me so full of the Crazy that I can’t even speak. Wonderful. Join author Andrew Shaffer tomorrow, Saturday, March 16th, at Carmichael’s Bookstore for a special reading and signings of his new book, ‘Literary Rogues: A Scandalous History of Wayward Authors’.
My greatest dreams at 7-years-old:  To be a shepherd, to marry David Bowie.  I had a small journal with a silver cover that was full of puffy, fluffy padding so that when you squeezed it you could hear the air shifting around inside.  Like a mattress topper.  Or a sponge. ...