We will be holding an online conversational salon on Monday, May 18, 2020 at 7PM. If you've never been to a salon before, it will be similar to this. If you have been to a salon before — or if you used to attend mine —and would like to join us, welcome! We will be talking about solitude and leadership, using this essay as a starting point. For more information and meeting particulars, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you there! ~VB
Inspired by Iceland's Jolabokaflod, but timeshifted to a day when most people should be back in town and recovered from the holiday brouhaha. [more inside]
I want to go to Tamara Shopsin's reading with John Hodgman at Books Are Magic if work doesn't wear me out too much. If you'd like to come too, that'd be cool! We could also get dinner and/or drinks at one of many nearby drinking and dining establishments (like Leyenda, perhaps?). [more inside]
Read and Resist is a monthly book club featuring books relevant to the Resistance. Our sixth meeting will be a discussion of "White Fragility" by Robin DiAngelo. We will have coffee and donuts at the book club. We are meeting in Room 302 from 1-3pm at The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center. [more inside]
Bring a book, we'll be reading. This goes from 2pm until 4pm. During that time, I will provide one billion flavors of tea for you to sip on. Caffeinated and herbal options available. All readers welcome. MeMail to RSVP and for the actual (nearby) address.
Liars' League is a themed monthly fiction night, where professional actors read new short stories by writers from around the world. The stories this month feature baby rats, traumatised soldiers, uppity moths, self-consuming metafiction, 80s action figures, and a very sinister housing committee. No narrator is too unusual, no story too strange for our Us & Them event, as we hand over the mike to collective voices, extraordinary viewpoints and life-or-death clashes and connections. [more inside]
Interested in good conversation? Exploring ideas? Reading the odd article to jumpstart a thoughtful exchange? Then join us for the next Salon—now in Brooklyn—on Monday, April 25, 2016. [more inside]
So captivepredator and I were talking about a pre-meetup meetup on Saturday before the Writers with Drinks event. If you can't go to WwD or if you just want EVEN MORE Mefite time, come hang out with us at Borderlands. (It's just a few blocks away from the main meetup!) [more inside]
Interested in good conversation? Exploring ideas? Reading the odd article to jumpstart a thoughtful exchange? Then join us for the next Salon—now in Brooklyn—on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. [more inside]
Interested in good conversation? Exploring ideas? Reading the odd article to jumpstart a thoughtful exchange? Then join us for the next Salon on February 9, 2016 (newly) in Brooklyn. [more inside]
The End Of All Things (not the Big One) comes to Seattle and jscalzi will be reading from his latest book at the Central library.
Come and discuss ideas about utopia - fiction, historical, contemporary, philosophical, political, scientific...! Surrounded by bad news so much, it will be nice to meet and think about how things could be. [more inside]
The epic story of an anti-Semitic riot in 1903 told in the form of a Jewish folk tale. A young female mystic and her community of Hasids experience the event through the lens of Yiddish legends and the daily details of Jewish life in turn-of-the-century Eastern Europe. [more inside]
Seven local writers, including yours truly, will be reading short pieces on the theme: "Stories from the Other Side." If you're in the New York's Capital District and not otherwise occupied, come see us. It's free. Details at this website.
I'll be doing a presentation about Chinese social media censorship for my book launch at the University of Toronto. Come out and buy a copy of the book if you feel inclined. Event is free and there should be drinks/snax if that's your jam. [more inside]
I teach a class at NYU about generative, procedural and conceptual writing. This is the final performance event for the class. It's a poetry reading where computer programs generated all of the poems. More information and poster here. [more inside]
You've been waiting for it, the very first WRITE CLUB Toronto. Live lit as blood sport, we pit writers against one another in the name of CHARITY. Two writers write, but there can only be ONE WINNER [more inside]
After a successful season in my hometown of Melbourne Australia, I am having a one-night only reading of my play, PAINTING WITH WORDS & FIRE, in New York on August 10 at Primary Stages. [more inside]
Cool Date: I'll be reading a monologue by your dad (who loves you kids very much, and who's maybe cooler than you kids give 'im credit for) at Cake Shop. Also appearing: @arealliveghost, @leh0n, @PIZZASHAMAN, @dry_hugs, and an in absentia piece by @THPD. The whole thing seems like it'll be a mixture of standup, poetry, and performance art, which frankly sounds like a perfect nightmare to me. It's seven bucks and 21+. You can RSVP on Facebook if you like.
The Brixton Book Jam is an eclectic gathering for people who are passionate about books and the written word. It’s a mix of readings, talks and panels, chatting and socialising. [more inside]
On Saturday, April 14, I'll be reading from and signing my new book How Not To Kill Your Baby at One More Page Books in Arlington, VA. MeFites are cordially invited. No babies will be harmed. [more inside]
(Last Second Event-Filter) I will be reading from my comic PUPPET MAKERS with artist Molly Crabapple tonight (Tuesday 5th) at 7pm as part of The New York Review of Science Fiction Reading Series at The SoHo Gallery for Digital Art 138 Sullivan Street (between Houston & Prince St.). Doors open at 6:30. 7$ suggested donation.
Hey folks! I am one of the writers of Write More Good, the humorous writing guide from @FakeAPStylebook (yes, I write for them too). I will be reading and signing Write More Good at Octavia Books in New Orleans on June 16 at 6pm. Come on by and say howdy if you're in the area!
I'll be reading a few letters from my first book, Post-Apocalypse Dead Letter Office (see entries in Projects and MetaTalk), at The Raven bookstore in Lawrence. Free snacks and homebrewed beer for folks who attend.
I've been hosting these readings at Rancho Parnassus for a few months now. It's a fun venue with good food and beer, and these poets are great. [more inside]
An evening with McSweeney's Columnist Susan Schorn and friends. Reading! Drinking! Chuck Norris Bingo! [more inside]
Join Ambit magazine for an evening of poetry and prose with readings from Sonja Besford, Anthony Howell, Abigail Parry and Penelope Shuttle. Entry is free (although a suggested donation of £3 would be much appreciated), and readings from the floor are welcome! [more inside]
I'm hosting a free reading with poet Lee Ann Roripaugh (who's coming all the way from South Dakota for the reading!), poet and critic Kaya Oakes, and wildly inventive saw musician Cynthia Weyuker. A good time will be had by all. [more inside]
I'm hosting a free poetry reading at Rancho Parnassus in San Francisco. Featured readers are Carrie Hunter, Della Watson, and Jessica Wickens.
I'm making my first official, booked convention appearance at Horrorfind Weekend 12, and I want to see a few MeFites there! Hear me read stories from MicroHorror and maybe even buy a book or CD. [more inside]
Writers, actors, directors, audience members! Come one, come all to the second event in the Melbourne Cold Reading Series on Tuesday August 10th, 2010. Excerpts from plays and screenplays will be read on the night, plus a full read of a short two-hander of mine, "Cleopatra's Shadow". [more inside]