I'll be in Chicago next week.
On Valentine's Day I'll be reading at the Coconut / MILK reading with Denise Duhamel, Jenny Boully, Susan Wheeler, Daniel Nester, Prageeta Sharma, Gene Tanta, Jen Tynes, Lea Graham, Mirela Ramona Ciupag, Ken Rumble, Gina Myers, Natalie Lyalin, Emily Kendal Frey, Zach Schomburg, Larry Sawyer, Bruce Covey, and others at Myopic Books (1564 N. Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL 60622).
8:00pm - 10:30pm. Details here.
The rest of the time I'll be running away from you.
Unless you want to buy or review Rebecca Loudon's Cadaver Dogs. If that's the case, I'll shower you with love and undivided attention.
I'll have copies of my book, Your Ten Favorite Words, too. Buy or offer to review that and I'll even laugh at your jokes.
If I strike you as weird, don't take it personally. I'm an empath, just like Deanna Troi. When I show up to AWP I absorb everyone's anxiety, insecurity, stress and rage and internalize it. Unlike Deanna Troi, my body can't process this level of emotional fungus so don't be expecting a hug and don't be giving me any sharp objects.
You should probably be running from me.