Friday, February 22, 2008

What punctuation mark are you?

Now here's a quiz I can really get behind. I'm a dash. What are you?

You Are a Dash

Your life is fast paced and varied. You are realistic, down to earth, and very honest.

You're often busy doing something interesting, and what you do changes quickly.

You have many facets to your personality, and you connect them together well.

You have a ton of interests. While some of them are a bit offbeat, they all tie together well.

You friends rely on you to bring novelty and excitement to their lives.

(And while you're the most interesting person they know, they can't help feeling like they don't know you well.)

You excel in: Anything to do with money

You get along best with: the Exclamation Point


Thursday, February 21, 2008

Sherman Alexie, Michelle Tea, & David Schmader

Friday, Mar. 28, 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall, in Seattle, presented by Richard Hugo House.
more here.

from the website:
We live in an era in which the pursuit of happiness is relentless, and completely predicated on our getting what we want - the right car, the perfect mate, the dream job. Yet Oscar Wilde once remarked that "the only real tragedy in life is getting what you want." What happens when our dreams come true? Is there a downside to answered prayers?

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Monday, February 18, 2008

Get Lit! April 16-19, Spokane, WA

Get Lit!2008 is eastern Washington's literary festival, on the campus of Eastern Washington University.

Headliners include:
Diana Abu-Jaber
David James Duncan
Dorianne Laux
Thomas Lynch
Carole Lexa Schaefer
David Wojahn
Naomi Wolf.


Monday, February 11, 2008

Marion Ettlinger author photos

Take a look at these author photos by Marion Ettlinger.

I'm especially intrigued by Patricia Highsmith and by Lucy Grealy.


Monday, February 04, 2008

Jim Shepard at Marylhurst, Thursday Feb 7, 2008

Jim Shepard will be reading from his newest collection of short stories, Like You'd Understand, Anyway, on Thursday night at 7:30pm at Marylhurst in the Old Library (BP John Admininstrative Bldg).