Caveat: This Post is a Plug

For self — ha ha ha ha!

So if dear blog reader wishes to skip this entire post, please feel free! Self promises she will not take it personally.

First of all, Winter 2007/2008 issue of Juked, the magazine that so graciously plucked self’s story “The Hand” from ignominious obscurity and presented it to esteemed Frederick Barthelme so that he could pronounce it the winner of the 2007 Juked Fiction Contest, is out.

If dear blog reader wants to read a creepy story about a creeping disembodied white hand and what-not (apologies for using “creep” twice in the same sentence!), please click on the link to Juked that is on self’s Blogroll (to the left, below).

Second, self is giving two readings in San Francisco in the Spring, and both are with the fab writer Nona Caspers! Whose writing self adores! Adores absolutely!

Nona is from the Midwest (Well, Minnesota — does that qualify as Midwest?), and her writing explores the interior lives of a being who is not quite at home in her (Midwest) landscape. Her short story collection, Heavier Than Air, won the AWP’s Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction.

So, here are the dates/times/venues, etc. for both readings. Self hopes she will meet some of her San Francisco readers there. And she even promises to dress up for the occasion (though not in anything like Dearest Mum’s leopard-skin pants). And she promises to be fully present in the moment (which she should be, anyway, because who knows how many of these she has left in her? Readings, self means? Self’s family tends to conk off quite early!)

Tuesday, Mar. 4, 2008
7 PM
Reading at Books Inc. in Opera Plaza
601 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco
There is street parking, and also parking in Opera Plaza itself ($6/ hr)
Contact: Jody Diel, 415-776-1111

(Apparently the reading is not up on the bookstore’s calendar yet, but self assures loyal blog readers that she and Nona will be there on Mar. 4!)

Wednesday, April 9, 2008
6 PM
Reading at Book Passage at the Ferry Building, San Francisco
There are many adjacent public parking facilities!

Finally, Nona and self will be taking our act on the road — well, to Seattle, anyway. In early June.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers, stay tuned.

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