Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Upcoming Reading

The lovely Robyn Ringler has asked me to read at her store, East Line Books, on October 18th. I'll be there from about 1-4 pm and reading at 2pm. If all goes well, this will be the launch of Unikirja, the long awaited (by me anyway) collection of short stories based on Finnish folklore and mythology. Hurrah! Yes, too long in the making, but while scribbling away at academic publications in Texas trying to work my way north once more, short stories seemed to be all I could accomplish, and that only s-l-o-w-l-y. I was lucky enough to win the Eureka! Short Story Fellowship and a Finlandia Foundation grant for this collection. The first gave me a whole month at the lovely Dairy Hollow writer's colony (land of infinite turtles) and the latter gave me an amazing trip to Finland where I took all those beautiful pictures of rock paintings (one of which is going to be on the cover of the book).

Robyn has an Open House this Saturday from 1-4 pm to introduce folks to the store. Stop by and say hello, enjoy the food and music -- and buy a few books!

6 comments:

marja-leena said...

Ooh, I hope the launch works out! Is the book being printed as we speak? Wish I could be there, but am looking forward to getting your book!

Crispinus said...

Great news! Too bad the store's website is vague about the store's physical location. Not even an address or phone number.

Crispinus said...

I take it back. It was way down on page 2! xthnxbye.

K. A. Laity said...

Marja-Leena: the book ought to be out in October, fingers crossed. With luck I will have a link from here to buy it soon.

Crispinus: K-thanx-bye!

Gene K. said...

This should be great fun. Everyone reading this should try to be there. Kate's got one of the best reading voices ever. That's not just husbandly bias, either; I've heard similar comments from lots n lots of people.

(BTW, I tried to join the bookstore's email list, but the form gave me an error each of the 4 or 5 times I tried, sadly...)

The Queen said...

Ooh- I think that's closer to us than your house!