For those in Upstate NY, I have two readings on the horizon. You have to come. Otherwise, I will probably hunt you down and flog you. Unless that would please you and serve as motivation for staying home waiting to be hunted down. In which case, no way I’m flogging you.
Saturday November 16th at Spotty Dog Books and Ale here in Hudson. I’m reading with dear friend Karen Crumley Keats, Norman Douglas (who I used to hear read at ABC No Rio open mic a long long time ago,) Melissa Holbrook Pierson, whose work I haven’t read but have heard about for years and Sara Kendall. And the whole thing will be hosted by Karen Schoemer -who has great hair.
t’s FREE. It’s a 7pm. There is a LOT of other stuff to do in Hudson before and after if, say, you live in FRANCE and want to fly over to make a day of it.
You can go to Carrie Haddad’s gallery to admire the truly excellent show “Storytellers and Conjurers” which I saw last night. I wanted to buy half the work in the show. Of course, I’m broke, so I couldn’t buy any of it, but it’s that kind of show and, the work is affordable to those of you who’ve had a good year.
Also, there are many good places to eat and many cool stores, including the totally eccentric Joe Doe Records (no relation to the guy from X) and two incredibly well-curated (and reasonably-priced) clothing stores, De Marchin and Kosa.
So come on.
I’m also reading Saturday Dec 7th with my friend Peter Aaron over in Saugerties, NY, at Inquiring Mind Bookstore. Peter will be flogging (in a different way than I was threatening to flog, here, let us visit definitions of my two uses of FLOG:
1. beat (someone) with a whip or stick as punishment or torture. ”the stolen horses will be returned and the thieves flogged”
2. BRIT.informal sell or offer for sale. ”he made a fortune flogging beads to hippies”
Origin late 17th cent. (originally slang): perhaps imitative, or from Latin flagellare ‘to whip,’ from flagellum‘whip.’ )
Peter will be flogging his new book, “If You Like The Ramones”. I will not be flogging anything. Except, as threatened, Y’ALL if you don’t attend. But I’ll read some things and possibly wear a really short dress.
This reading is also at 7pm and also free. And there MAY be an Extra Special Musical Guest Appearance by the astonishing August Wells, but I’ll keep you posted on that.
Until then, don’t flog yourself too much.