Author Updates

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IN THIS UPDATE: Ben Katchor, Stephen O’Connor.

UPCOMING EVENT: On October 9th (from 6-7 p.m. at San Francisco’s Root Division, as part of Litquake’s Litcrawl), SIGNIFICANT OBJECTS will present its first live event: An Evening of Remarkable Stories about Unremarkable Things featuring Rob Baedeker, Chris Colin, Miranda Mellis, Beth Lisick, and Katie Wiliams. PLUS: the first-ever Object Slam. Map to Venue. Confirm your attendance on Facebook!


1) Ben Katchor invites Significant Objects readers to check out the following events:

Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 7:30pm
Slideshow Lecture:
“The Great Museum Cafeterias of the Western World.”
Carleton College
Boliou Hall
1 N. College St.
Northfield, MN 55057

free and open to the public

October 8 – November 6, 2010
Group Exhibition: Ink Plots: The Tradition of the Graphic Novel at SVA
Visual Arts Gallery
601 West 26 Street, 15th floor
New York, NY 10001


2) Stephen O’Connor will be reading from his new collection of stories, Here Comes Another Lesson, at the following times/places:

New York City, Thursday, October 7:
7:30 PM
Sweet! Actors Reading Writers
Three of Cups in the East Village: 83 1st Ave @ 5th St.

Brooklyn, NY, Tuesday, October 12:
8:00 PM
Reading w/ Martha Colburn & Thollem McDonas (Films & Live Music)
Issue Project Room, Old American Can Factory: 232 3rd St.
$10 ($9 advance)

Brooklyn, NY, Thursday, October 14:
Community Bookstore: 143 Seventh Avenue, Park Slope

San Francisco, Saturday, October 16:
9:30 PM
Reading/Signing Writers with Drinks
Make-Out Room: 3225 22nd Street
San Francisco, California 94110

Los Angeles, Monday, October 18:
Reading/Signing Rant & Rave Reading Series
THEATRE THEATER: 5041 Pico, Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, Tuesday, October 19:
Pilgrim School: Los Angeles (Private)

Los Angeles, Wednesday, October 20:
Skylight Books: 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90027

San Francisco, Thursday, October 21:
Booksmith: 1644 Haight Street, San Francisco, California 94117

Berkeley, CA, Saturday, October 23
3:00-5:00 PM
PEN West
Margaret Schaffer’s house: 1 Quail Rd. (Private)

San Francisco, Saturday, October 23
8:00-9:30 PM
Reading/Signing (w/ Tsering Wangmo Dhompa & others) Bernal Yoga Literary Series
461 Cortland Avenue at Andover Street


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