You know, I’ve been blogging for a long time and I would have thought that I’d done just about every type of post there is to do. But then I was like “Man, there’s a lot of cool shit going on in the next month that folks might be interested in.” And so now, I am going to just make a list of the cool shit I’m doing that you might also want to do. And by “doing” I mean, you know, knock on wood. This idea that you can plan to do things and it works out? I don’t know. It just goes against everything I know to be true. But still! What is fall if not a time of unbridled optimism? And free shit.
September 22–Tiny Cat Pants anniversary! It will be eight years old. Which is just crazy-talk! Um, also, there’s no place to go or thing to do involved with this. I invite everyone to go to the bathroom in your own home and think about poop and how glad you are that the new kitty doesn’t poop on your bathroom floor.
September 25–Chris Chamberlain is having his book dohicky at Parnassus Books.
September 30–the 220th anniversary of the Battle of Buchanan’s Station out at the Buchanan Station cemetery.
October 2–Michael Chabon at the library
October 5,6,7–Handmade and Bound at Watkins. That was one of the coolest things I went to last year and I am completely stoked for it again this year. If you love art and books, it is a wonderland.
October 12, 13. 14–Southern Festival of Books. Chesya Burke, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Catherynne Valente, and others. Great, great, great time every year.
October 27–Elizabeth McClellan and I are reading at East Side Story. Details to come.
October 28–I’m doing some panel thing at the Belcourt in conjunction with The Handmaid’s Tale.
October 31–This weird Remixing Arts thing at the Frist.
And among all that stuff I have to find time for my nine nights and a new den ceiling. But you don’t have to! Plus, starting October 1, it’s creepy story time here. Oh, I am so nerdily excited. Please don’t tell me if it’s stupid.