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Intensities in the Twin Cities and an Upcoming Incident at Exeter

Posted by on Jul 6, 2008 in Ed, Writing | 3 comments


Yeah, that’ll work!

I’m reading in Minneapolis!  The land of Husker Du and the Replacements!  Soul Asylum! And the seldom-heralded Man-Sized Action!

I’m also going to Exeter, N.H., which is probably best known for the Phillips Exeter Academy and for this infamous UFO account.

After that, it’s Portland, Maine, and then Boston.

Although I’ve been to Boston many times, these are my first visits to the states of Minnesota, New Hampshire and Maine!  So show up, or be abducted by a UFO!

Monday July 14, 2008, 7:00 PM

The Loft Literary Center
Suite 200, Open Book, 1011 Washington Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55415
With Bryan Thao Worra and Saymoukda Vongsay.

Wednesday July 16, 2008, 7:00 PM

Water Street Bookstore
125 Water Street
Exeter, NH 03833

Thursday July 17, 2008, 7:00 PM

Longfellow Books
One Monument Way
Broadway & 117th Street
Portland, Maine

Friday July 18, 2008, 8:00 PM

East Meets West Bookstore
934 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, Mass.


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  1. Lois Lane

    i’m sure there was a guy who almost went ballistic and shot his boss, but then put flowers on his desk and got a promotion instead.

    hey, ben is reading “this is a bust” right now. i think he’s enjoying it. 🙂

  2. Christopher Rushlau

    Chris at Longfellow Books in Portland, Maine, describes you and some Arkansan lit. major* (pardon my bigotry and paranoia) as writing honest books. Let me get the other name. I’m talking about the email announcement of your respective readings. “Greetings Dear Readers, re. Two of a Kind:
    One is set in New York’s Chinatown in the 1970’s, the other in present-day Arkansas. One stars a cop who wants more out of life, the other two fledgling criminals who’d like a little less. What the two books do have in common is a revealing honesty that makes these characters truly memorable. And both authors are coming to the store this month for readings.”
    Chris is understatedly radical: it is memorable to hear honesty.
    Is that a theme? What can art be if honesty is illegal? About it being illegal, I guess. What if that kind of art is also illegal? Then art has to be about that kind of art being illegal. Are we getting to where art operates today?

    *”John Brandon’s work has appeared in McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, The Believer, Mississippi Review, Subtropics, The Duck & Herring Warm Weather Field Guide, and Words & Images. He was raised on the Gulf Coast of Florida. During the writing of Arkansas, he worked at a lumber mill, a windshield warehouse, a Coca-cola distributor, and several small factories producing goods made of rubber and plastic. His favorite recreational activity is watching college football. Arkansas is his first book.” Brandon is here the 31st of July. I guess he’s not even from Arkansas.

  3. Chang

    Woot! I saw the listing for your reading in Portland this AM! For once I am free to attend something cool! I’m gonna bring my kid so could you please swear more than usual? (Seriously, I’ll tuck her away in the appropriate section, like Graphic Novels or Fine Art Photography).

    Chris Bowe is the John Brown of independent booksellers. I worked for him back in the day and didn’t appreciate his dedication then so I will now go ahead and say he is the man! I once heard him tell a person in his store (I hesitate to say “customer” to go to hell for asking where Borders was.

    Chris Rocks! Ed Lin Rules! I’ll be there with bells on!

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