My AWP itinerary includes a healthy dose of time at the Graywolf booth at the bookfair, and I’ll be heading up a panel on writers who are also critics, which will be incredible. But that’s the day job: by night, by which I mean Thursday night at 8 p.m., I’ll be reading with a full lineup of writers who are also rockers. Now that’s what I call fun. If you’ll be at AWP, be sure to check it out. Full details over at the event page on Facebook.
The official event description goes like so:
Twenty writers will read rock-and-roll-inspired fiction and nonfiction in rapid-fire rock-and-roll-style bursts: three to four minutes each, the length of a pop song.
Post-reading, some of the writers — led by our house band, Tigerlance — will play music of their own.
There’s no cover, the writers promise punkiness and perspicacity, Tigerlance will make your toes shimmy, and The Central Saloon — Seattle’s oldest bar — has its own rich place in rock and roll history.
Come for the readers, stay for the music. Feel free to mosh.
When: February, 27, 2014
Where: The Central Saloon, 207 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98127 (The Central is a mile from the Washington State Convention Center.)
Thanks to Dan Hoyt at K State for pulling this thing together.