In honor of so many friends publishing novels this spring, I thought I'd provide stories from many writers on the road: our Best & Worst Book Tour Moments. Probably every single writer, including yours truly, has dealt with Invisible Audience Syndrome: readings where NOBODY SHOWS UP. But in case you think you're all [email protected]$$, these writers have dealt with thieves, stalking exes, ghosts and jail. Enjoy!
January 23, 2013 | Jenna Blum
January 9, 2013 | Info
The 15 authors in the inaugural Grub Street Launch Lab stumbled upon one answer to this question two Saturdays ago.
Our guest, author and content czar C.C. Chapman, had just wrapped up his talk. And then he asked: "Why should I buy your book? Imagine it's just you and me, chatting, and you have to convince me."
December 10, 2012 | Ilan Mochari
It’s December. It’s cold outside. You need to warm your hitchhiking hands at a literary fire. You’re lucky. Despite the annual slowdown in readings during December (as folks become distracted with eggnog and carelessly start singing carols), there are some notable events before the holiday scheduling freeze.
Lots of poetry readings this month, including Kathleen Spivack’s launch of her memoir about circling around with Robert Lowell’s crew.