There are two fantastic bookish events that I can't attend in LA tonight because I'll be in four hours of canine CPR class. Yes, folks, you read that right. Though I'm intent on solving many bookish/literacy/lets get more people to read problems, I'm also a founder at Walk Fido and literally being able to save doggie lives comes with the territory. But just because I'll be doing mouth-to-mouth with some lovely pits, doesn't mean you should miss out on two fantastic bookish events tonight:
- Slake Magazine Launch Party at Skylight Books, 5pm - All-Star cast of writers reading from the first issue include Mark Z. Danielewski, Jonathan Gold, Michelle Huneven & David Schneider. Crazy good, right? I suspect that's why the searches to the blog for the past few weeks have been all about Danielewski and that interview I did way back when. I'm very bummed to be missing this, even if it is to save dog lives, so I implore you to go if you can. If you can't make it out to the event at Skylight tonight, read the interview, then go get a copy of Slake. I can't wait to read it.
- Suzanne Rivecca Reading, 7pm - As I mentioned Friday, the fantastic Suzanne Rivecca is reading tonight at The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery Barnsdall Art Park at 7pm and you should get the heck out there and see her. I'm mortified that I can't go, so you should really be there in my stead. Also, read her LAist interview & leave a comment on my Friday post to win a copy of her short story collection. Nary a soul has left a comment, so...um...your chances of winning are brilliant.
If you get a chance to attend either event or both, let me know. Would love to get your thoughts.