I’ve Added a Reading to the Fun Home Paperback Tour–June 25th at Lambda Rising in DC

June 12th, 2007 | Uncategorized

At 7pm. Here’s the info.
Also, if you happen to be in the environs of Stowe, VT, I’m reading at 7:30 tonight at the Stowe Free Library. Don’t you love the phrase “free library?” It makes me feel almost patriotic.

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One Response to “I’ve Added a Reading to the Fun Home Paperback Tour–June 25th at Lambda Rising in DC”

  1. g-lo says:

    Comment restore

    1. Alex the Bold Says:
    June 12th, 2007 at 12:04 pm

    Yay! We love you!

    2. NLC Says:
    June 12th, 2007 at 12:27 pm

    For those not in NE, “Free Library” is pretty
    standard terminology, at least around small towns.
    (Locally we have the Guilford Free Library,
    at which my beloved is the assistant librarian.)

    Although I believe my favorite is the sign
    on the main drag in Marlborogh New Hampshire
    that directs the reader to “The Frost Free Library”.

    3. Bunny Watson Says:
    June 12th, 2007 at 12:54 pm

    This isn’t limited to New England. There’s the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, the Free Library of Philadelphia, and the Urbana (IL) Free Library, just to name a few. (But I love the Frost Free Library!)

    4. accompanist Says:
    June 12th, 2007 at 2:04 pm

    Great! A reading in DC! Now, is it Monday, June 25th, as listed under Appearances? Or is it Tuesday, June 26th, as in your message? Just double-checking, since I want so much to hear you read and hear what you have to say about Fun Home. I missed your reading at the Library of Congress 4 years ago, much to my dismay. Thanks!

    5. Ellen O. Says:
    June 12th, 2007 at 2:45 pm

    For “Accompanist” and other inquisitive individuals:

    The Lambda Rising website says Alison reads on
    Monday, June 25, 2007, 7:00 PM in Washington DC

    6. Alison Bechdel Says:
    June 12th, 2007 at 5:12 pm

    yeah, i screwed up the date but I’ve fixed it now. Not the 26th but the 25th. Monday. Got it? Okay.

    7. Boricua Says:
    June 12th, 2007 at 6:07 pm

    Where’s the reading in your southern neighbor state – Massachusetts? Cambridge? Boston? Northampton…? Should I lobby for a venue, or take the greyhound north?

    8. jam Says:
    June 12th, 2007 at 7:23 pm

    the Frost Free Library rules!

    9. jam Says:
    June 12th, 2007 at 7:27 pm

    oh, just noticed Boricua’s comment…

    Alison, you are most cordially invited to do a reading for Fun Home (one of the best books i’ve read of the past few years) at my humble independent collective bookshop: Food for Thought Books


    let us know a good date & we’ll provide the wine & cookies

    10. clara_lemlich Says:
    June 12th, 2007 at 11:21 pm

    Yes! Please come to Amherst, preferably between July 15-24, when I’m visiting. Oh, what’s that? The blog isn’t meant for personal reading requests? Sorry, couldn’t help myself. And jam– I LOVE Food for Thought.

    11. Boricua Says:
    June 13th, 2007 at 12:54 am

    as it happens, I spend a good chunk of my time loving and defending public libraries – I cannot imagine that our current polity would start up such institutions – so it means the world to keep them with us now – and the continued of existence of community libraries is no sure bet…but the kind of community conversation that arises when we talk about why we support them is powerful in ways that so little political talk has power these days…

    I listened to Alision read/speak on the same bill with Diane DiMassa at New Words Bookstore back in the day…love New Words for keeping on keeping on after the bookstore went under.

    I wonder, Alison – did you ever read at Crone’s Harvest in Jamaica Plain? You might know that Crone’s is long gone, but I bought the hardback version of Fun Home at a newer (6 years?) JP bookstore that I’m sure would be thrilled to host a reading…

    12. Stelociraptor Says:
    June 13th, 2007 at 3:30 am

    For all the folks who’ve been posting asking Alison to come to their local bookstore, this from her paperback tour page:


    13. thistle Says:
    June 13th, 2007 at 9:15 am

    Apparently Alison and I are members of the same free library. (Her card is nicer, though–I just have a tiny one that goes on my keychain.)

    14. jam Says:
    June 13th, 2007 at 6:58 pm

    clara, i’m happy to hear you like our shop – we try – luckily, we enjoy the support of a wonderful & vibrant community here in ol’ norwottuck

    btw, i like yr online moniker (unless of course it’s yr real name – which if it is: wow how cool)

    15. Linsey Says:
    June 14th, 2007 at 1:34 pm

    I might be out of town, but hopefully I’ll be there on the 25th!!!! I’m incredibly glad that you added DC 🙂 We love you Alison!

    16. S. Bear Bergman Says:
    June 14th, 2007 at 4:33 pm

    Be advised – readings at Lambda DC mean you stand in the front of the store, right next to the plate glass window and too-warm sun and street noise, while everyone who showed up to hear you crowds in to stand among the (non-movable) bookcases or sits on the floor and commerce (incl. loud, loud cash register) continues. They will bring you a stool and water, but that’s it. May want to plan for a short presentation. Good luck.