On Thursday (June 27, 2019), I’m doing my last event for a while. It’ll be in the Topping Room of the E. P. Foster Library in downtown Ventura at 7:30 PM. I’m looking forward to this one, and not just because I can walk to it.
Ventura has a very vibrant poetry scene, led by Ventura County Poet Laureate Phil Taggart and his wife, Marsha de la O. Both are amazing poets. Both set up cool events all around the county. Their mainstay event is on Thursday nights at the downtown library. Typically, it’s a poetry-only event. I’ve never seen a prose writer at any of their events. Still, they’ve invited me to read passages from Dead Extra. I’m excited to be a part of it.
I’m planning to read a section of the novel that I haven’t read in public before. I’ve been saving this chapter just for this event. So, if you’ve already seen me read from this book, come out anyway. I’ll read you something new. If you haven’t seen me read yet, here’s your last chance. All the information is below.