Total Pageviews

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Not All Writers Drink Themselves to Death

Running is a fairly popular hobby among writers. It's easy to understand why. Writers live inside their heads; must be sitting for the majority of their working hours; and are frequently very poor. Running is entirely physical; must be performed standing up; and is cheaper than yoga or a gym. Hello, life balance!

For the past two years, I've spent many of my non-running hours in a dark, silent cubicle one flight above a sketchy massage parlor on West 14th Street writing essays for an MFA in writing program. Earlier this month I graduated, and one of the few things I'm professionally prepared to do as a newly minted mistress of fine arts is give readings of my work.

If any of you fellow runners are curious about what I've been working on -- and are not already booked on a Jitney headed for a beach weekend -- I'm reading next Friday night, July 30 at KGB.

The reading starts at 7pm. I'll be reading along with two other women, including a fabulous novelist friend. The other writer I don't know, but she sounds funny from her bio and hey, at least she's not a poet. (Kidding! Writing joke! We love poets!)

KGB is located at 85 East 4th Street, between Bowery and Second Avenue. Info on the bar and the reading is on the website:

Oh, and it should go without saying, but yes, there will be drinking.

1 comment:

isabella said...

I really must start reading this blog more! I would love to come and hear your reading. What a treat. I know you have put so much hard work into your writing. I will be there. Looking forward to it! :)