[18.8.06] [Utahna Faith]
OVER HERE: SOME LIT EVENTS IN U.S. CITIES THIS WEEK
Lemuria Books presents Stories from the Blue Moon Cafe V, with readings and signings by contributors Howard Bahr, Stuart Bloodworth, Rick Bragg, Pia Z. Ehrhardt, Tom Franklin, William Gay, L.A. Hoffer, Frank Turner Hollon, Chip Livingston, Thomas McGuane, Jack Pendarvis, Ron Rash, James Whorton Jr., and Karen Spears Zacharias. Friday, 18 August; signing 5pm, reading 5:30pm; 202 Banner Hall, 4465 I-55 North, Jackson, Mississippi; 601-366-7619.
Tommy Chong reads from his new book The I Chong: Meditations from the Joint. Friday, 18 August, 7pm, Book People, 603 North Lamar (6th & Lamar), Austin; 512-472-5050. Comedian and actor Chong, of Cheech and Chong fame, spent nine months in U.S. federal prison on charges of internet sale of bongs. He appears in various U.S. and Canadian cities this month.
Antigravity's Alternative Media Expo has 'zines, comics, film, photography, handmade clothing and more. Exhibitors include the Iron Rail Book Collective, NOLA Fugees, New Orleans Craft Mafia, and Dirty Coast. Saturday, 19 August, at the Howlin' Wolf, 907 South Peters Street, New Orleans; 504-529-5844.
Thaddeus Rutkowski reads from his new book, Tetched: A Novel in Fractals. Tuesday, 22 August, Barnes and Noble, 2289 Broadway, (82nd & Broadway), New York; 212-362-8835. Check out Thaddeus' flash fiction stories: Dear Daughter and Waiting for the Phone to Ring at Failbetter, and Bee's Needs and Walking With Me at Problem Child.