Writers necessarily spend much time occupied with the contents of their own heads. But the work involves more than sitting in solitary trying to put the right words in the right order. Sometimes we get away from our desks and actually talk with other people. I’ll be doing that at least a few more times in the last months of 2010.
As mentioned previously, I’ll be taking part in back-to-back readings in Long Beach, California, on November 20th and 21st. At the first, I’ll read from Fighters & Writers and poets from the area will read from their new books; at the second, I’ll join other contributors to the forthcoming issue of Spot Literary Magazine.
I’ve also been invited to participate in a festival of the arts on December 4 at the University of Colorado in Boulder organized by Palimpsest, a journal that’s publishing an essay of mine called “Second-Generation Punks” about the enduring relevance of bands like Crass, the Dead Kennedys and Discharge. (More details to come.)
I look forward to being amongst fellow readers and scribblers.