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Are You My Mother? Tour

April 27th, 2012


Here’s the current window display at 57th Street Books in Chicago. (Thank you, Hannah!)

And here is a picture of dinner in New York last week following the Publishing Triangle Awards, at which my amazing erstwhile publisher Nancy Bereano, of Firebrand Books, presented me with the Bill Whitehead Lifetime Achievement Award.


That’s Nancy on the left. My lovely girlfriend Holly Rae Taylor on the right. My friend Sarah Van Arsdale next to Holly. (go to Sarah’s blog for an illustration of the awards ceremony) And in the background, the poet David Groff and his partner Clay Williams, and the novelist Sion Dayson.

Are You My Mother? has been getting some very good press. Here’s an interview with the redoubtable Maud Newton on the Barnes & Noble website. And a very wonderful review in Entertainment Weekly.

I’m starting off on an intense book tour next week, a city a day. Unfortunately it launches on May Day in NYC, when Occupy Wall Street is calling for a general strike. But if you’re not busy blockading the Manhattan Bridge or the Holland Tunnel, and/or you get out of jail early, come on up to Bunns and Noodle.

Here’s the tour schedule. Please come to a reading!

Are You My Mother? book tour, May 2012

Tuesday May 1, New York City
Barnes & Noble, 7pm
2289 Broadway @ 82nd St.

Wednesday May 2, Cambridge
The Brattle Theatre, 6pm
40 Brattle Street
Sponsored by the Harvard Bookstore

Thursday May 3, Philadelphia
Free Library of Philadelphia, 7:30
1901 Vine St.

Friday May 4, Washington, DC
Politics & Prose, 7pm
5015 Connecticut Ave NW

Saturday May 5, Toronto
Toronto Comic Arts Festival

Sunday May 6, St Louis
Left Bank Books, 4pm
321 N. 10th St.

Monday May 7, Milwaukee
Boswell Book Co., 7pm
2559 N. Downer Ave

Tuesday May 8, Berkeley
Books Inc, 7pm
1760 Fourth Street

Wednesday May 9, San Francisco
The Booksmith, 7:30
1644 Haight Street

Thursday May 10, Los Angeles
Los Angeles Public Library, 7pm
Format: On-stage interview with Deborah Vankin
Mark Taper Auditorium—Central Library
630 W. Fifth Street

Friday May 11, Seattle
University Bookstore, 7pm
4326 University Way NE

Saturday May 12, Portland
The Bagdad Theater, 5pm
3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Sponsored by Powell’s

Wednesday May 16, Chicago
Swedish American Museum, 7:30pm
5211 N. Clark St.
Sponsored by Women and Children First Bookstore