Friday, 9 October 2009

readings, etc.

i have some readings coming up this month:

Saturday, 10th Oct -- Cheltenham Literature Festival, in a special free Canongate/Highland Park 'Keynotes' tent, 3:30 and 7:30pm (think you get a free glass of whisky at this one)
Monday, 12th Oct -- Bolton Octagon, w/ Annie Clarkson, 8pm
Thurdsday, 22nd Oct -- Edge Hill, Liverpool, 7:30pm
Friday, 23rd Oct -- Lancaster Litfest, w/ Jenn Ashworth and Richard Milward, 9:30pm
???, ??? Oct -- Keele University

we're also organising the next NO POINT night for 19th of October at Matt & Phred's in Manchester. Matt Welton, Jacob Polley and Adelle Stripe booked to read. should be good fun.

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i went on holiday somewhere for a week and had a nice time and then got scratched on the face by a cat.

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read SHOPLIFTING FROM AMERICAN APPAREL recently. really liked it. feel somehow completely unable to write a review of it, even a subjective one, further than 'really liked it'.

also really liked the "JESUS CHRIST." (the indie band) track here.

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reading A GATE AT THE STAIRS. about halfway through. don't want it to end. my favourite sentence so far has been about lawn furniature.

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my girlfriend looked up 'Cat Scratch Fever' on wikipedia after i got scratched on the face by the cat on holiday. apparently it takes up to three weeks to materialise.

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Peter Wild from Bookmuch asked me if i would like to interview Lorrie Moore by email. said yes. feel very excited and terrified at the idea of this. want to somehow simultaneously become 'BFF-s' with Lorrie Moore and also send the kind of icy-cold questions that will impress her with my 'professionalism'.

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my mobile broadband dongle is broken.


4 comments:

Frank Morgan said...

and he's back!

i haven't just been waiting for you to update your page BTW, like a creepy cyber stalker refreshing the page every minute, not sleeping, growing a massive beard, endlessly refreshing and waiting.

just popping by - honest

cat scratch fever sounds like it could be a song or dance from the 1920's

FM

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