Wednesday, February 24, 2010

JRL in Boston tomorrow night, 2/25

If you live in the Boston area and are up for some lit or would just like to say hello, I'll be reading at The Suffolk University Poetry Center, in the Sawyer Library, on the Suffolk U. campus, tomorrow night at 7. I'm not totally sure yet, but I think I'll be reading some odds and ends, a few bits from Pieces For The Left Hand, and a new short story. Please come! I fear the Big Snow will keep my ostensible audience at home.

8 comments:

Hope said...

Wow, have fun! If I had known about this earlier, I would have planned a trip to Beantown. I'm only an hour away.

rmellis said...

How'd it go? Did anyone brave the storm??

Didn't make it further than the mailbox today, myself. Postal service didn't make it that far.

James in London said...

I wasn't able to make it either, I'm afraid, but that's only because I live in London (!). I just wanted to say hello and tell you how much I like your blog, which I've just come across. I'm currently re-reading On the Night Plain and enjoying it as much as, if not more than, the first time I read it - so thank you! ... I'm very lucky to have a local independent bookshop (actually, that's a full and unusual sentence right there, but I'll carry on) run by a great advocate of US fiction - over the last year I've read Dan Chaon, Ron Rash, Jean Thompson, Jim Thompson, Castle Freeman, Jim Shepard et al - but I'd love to hear of any recommendations you might have, especially of writers (and in particular, short story writers) who never get published in the UK. Cheers!

jrlennon said...

Hey, thanks, James! Please continue hanging out and making comments on the blog.

The reading was great--lots of students came, including an old Cornell student of mine who has moved to Boston--a nice surprise. No snow here, just spitting rain and insane wind.

Sorry, Hope, I should have thought to mention it!

jrlennon said...

Oh, James, I'm not sure which American writers aren't published in the UK...for a long time I had a book out in the UK that wasn't available here!

James said...

No worries. I'm sure I'll pick up on the work of writers I've not heard of by following the blog.

Zachary Cole said...

The spam has become international!

jrlennon said...

finally we hit the big time!