I’ve been in Portland the last few days, living in the bungalow next to Tin House. Yesterday I completed the signing and numbering of all the limited edition (150) screenprints, which will be available for sale at my presentation 7:30 tonight (Aug 1) at Ampersand Gallery & Books (2916 NE Alberta Street, Suite B). I anticipate an announcement about the posters very soon, so keep checking the Tin House site.
Just a reminder that I’ll be flying out to the lush, misty wilds of Portland next week to visit my friends at Tin House and to conduct a couple events:
Thu., JULY 31st: Song of Myself marathon reading at IPRC
Fri., AUG. 1st: Slide lecture and Q&A at Ampersand Gallery and Books
I’ll also be signing and numbering the screenprinted posters (see image above) that Tin House has made from my artwork. They’ll be available for sale via Tin House after next week.
There may be a few other events in the offing, so stay tuned. Hope to meet some of you next week!
Just a remainder that I’ll be talking at the Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion in Germantown this Thursday. Check the link for reservations and tickets.
I’m coming to Portland! I’ll be at Ampersand Gallery & Fine Books on August 1st. More Portland event announcements to come.
Here’s the arts program that aired the piece on me tonight on NJ public TV. Zip to 3:32 to see the interview.
I’m taking a short hiatus from book-related events to recharge and tend to some commercial projects (we need to keep the lights on around here). Some new events are listed on the Events page, and more are coming. Stay tuned.
My whirlwind tour of independent bookshops in Brooklyn yesterday ended at Brooklyn Bridge Park, where NYU professor Karen Karbiener has been hosting an annual marathon reading of “Song of Myself” for the past eleven years. I want to thank her for so graciously including me: I was honored. Some truly wonderful readings took place yesterday. As people read, I could see the corresponding image from my book, which was a curious experience.
Here’s a list of Brooklyn independent booksellers who have signed copies of Whitman Illuminated for sale: Spoonbill and Sugartown, Greenlight, and Bookcourt.
The fantastic folks at Word in Greenpoint (hi Katie and Jenn!) are currently out of copies, but they will be restocking soon–and they are the only shop that had my tee shirts and book bags on display for sale. (The guys at Word have been such huge supporters of my book. I’m going to do my best to come back to sign their copies, if I can. Besides, I really like Greenpoint: it’s like a cross between Port Richmond and Eagle Rock.)
My thanks to Katie and Jenn at Word, Susan at Spoonbill, Jarrod and Sam at Greenlight, and Sarah and Lauren at Bookcourt.
Brooklyn types: Between 4-6pm tomorrow (Sunday), I will be participating in the marathon reading of “Song of Myself” at Brooklyn Bridge Park (Pier 1, at the Granite Overlook).
If you bring copies of my book, I’ll gladly sign them!
My feet have blisters this evening: today, I ran all over Manhattan, dropping by as many independent booksellers as I could and signing their copies of Whitman Illuminated: Song of Myself. I wasn’t sure what kind of reception I would get (people are busy, after all), but I can’t thank Blake, Emily, Landon, Rachel, Davi, and everyone else enough for being so generous, welcoming, and helpful.
Here are the independent booksellers in Manhattan who now have signed copies of my book for sale: Strand Book Store, McNally Jackson, Bluestockings, The Corner Bookstore, and Crawford Doyle Booksellers.
But Brooklynites: despair not, for I will reprise my role as Mercury in your fair borough this Sunday! I will be stopping by the following independent bookshops, in this order: Spoonbill & Sugartown, Word, Greenlight, and Bookcourt. (I hope to arrive at my first destination by noon.)
After I’ve completed this mighty feat, I will be racing over to Brooklyn Bridge Park to participate in this year’s Song of Myself Marathon Reading. Hope to see you there–and support your independent bookstores!