Wednesday, August 30, 2006


Saw this in a local scenester newspaper in CT and loved the Lieberman aside. Also made me realize I do miss the old local rag Icon (or was it Ikon? No, that is a copy machine.)

I did get the latest reading schedule in mail from Writer's Workshop and the Fall lineup is loaded. Roughly in chronological order just hitting the highlights it looks like this: Marilynne Robinson, Zadie Smith, T.C. Boyle, Denis Johnson, Michael Chabon, Heidi Julavits, Jane Hamilton, Barry Lopez, Frank McCourt. I am sure some more will be on the Live fromPrairie Lights Fall schedule (Mark Danielewski for one) that aren't covered here although there is some overlap of the above.

7 comments:

scruffylooking said...

Even though I've seen a lot of them before, it's an exciting line-up. I was just thinking that it had been a while since I was really excited about a reading around here.

Dexter said...

Me too. I am also looking forward to seeing David Sedaris in CR in OCT if tickets are not too outrageous.

Trevor Jackson said...

I miss the Icon, too. It's weird that nothing has really stepped in to fill that gap.

But you can read Tom Tomorrow at Salon.com every Monday.

Dexter said...

Thanks for the tip. I used to read Salon regularly but have drifted away. Not sure why.

Anonymous said...

i miss dear trixie!

k.

scruffylooking said...

Oh, and did you ever see the cartoon in the Icon that was captioned, "Night of the living add sheet deliverers"? It was very obvious dipictions of actual add sheet guys all drawn up to look like zombies and chasing people down trying to make them take it. It was hilarious.

Dexter said...

I remember one Halloween at Dublin/Deadwood when some guys dressed up as the Add Sheet Guys from Hell...