Archive for June 26th, 2007

Happy Ending and a train story

June 26th, 2007


If you’re in New York and have nothing better to do, come to my reading tomorrow night (6/27). I’ll be part of the Happy Ending Reading Series at the Happy Ending bar. It looks like it might be kinda groovy, Read the rest of this entry »


June 26th, 2007

stonewall award brunch

Yesterday was the Stonewall Awards brunch, where the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table of the American Library Association presented me with the Israel Fishman nonfiction award for Fun Home. Andrew Holleran won the fiction award for his book Grief, but he wasn’t there. It was a great honor, and a lot of fun hanging with the librarians.

I went to the ALA convention itself for a while in the afternoon and signed books. Then in the evening I did a reading a signing at Lambda Rising which turned out to be really great. At first it felt like it was going to be a disaster–there weren’t that many people, and I was in an awkward space right up by the door to the street and it was noisy. But as the reading went along, more and more people came in, and the room got quieter and quieter and the chaotic store turned into a rapt audience. It was cool. I don’t have any pictures of the nice people because I had my hands full juggling my powerpoint and signing books and stuff. We sold all their books except for one volume of DTWOF.

Then some of the ALA GLBTRT folks took me out to Ruth’s Chris steak house. (no, I am not a vegetarian, though I was for a long time.) Those librarians can get pretty raucous.

comics & queers

June 26th, 2007

Sunday was interesting. It was Pride in NYC, and the MoCCA comics festival was happening at the same time. So these two strands of my life sort of intersected. Read the rest of this entry »