September 02, 2009

Call for Readers

I think it is always more interesting to have people other than than the author read at lit events, if only to shake up the usual routine. In fact, I've been known to commandeer totally confused people in the venue (or at the mall or out in the street) to read, and in the rare cases where they have agreed to do it has always been fun and interesting and awkward.

That doesn't always work, though, because sometimes these people hurry right past me like I'm a guy with a Save the Earth petition or something, so I thought I'd ask in advance:

if anyone is interested in reading from either Andromeda Klein or King Dork at any of these events, drop me a line. Maybe we can work something out.

Posted by Dr. Frank at September 2, 2009 07:38 PM | TrackBack

Other than being literate, any qualifications? Like, do we have to do awesome voices and stuff? ;)

Posted by: Mike T. at September 2, 2009 08:00 PM

No, you just have to want to do it. I'm not sure how many offers I get, but if I get a lot, I'll give priority to teens/YAs but I'm interested in anyone who's interested.

Posted by: Dr Frank at September 2, 2009 08:09 PM

think its a fab idea, could have diff, regional accents say manchester or irish

Posted by: Rose at September 2, 2009 09:42 PM

i might be interested in reading from king dork at the portland one if you let me know the passage ahead of time.

Posted by: aaron at September 2, 2009 11:24 PM

I am a senior citizen volunteering for duty.

Posted by: paul Caringella at September 4, 2009 03:03 AM

I would love to be a reader at the Oak Park, IL event on Thursday, September 17th! Or help out in any other way.

Posted by: Karen at September 8, 2009 03:28 PM

If you need me to do my cover version of "I Wrote A Book About Rock N Roll," just say the word.

Posted by: Jim Testa at September 8, 2009 09:27 PM

hey dr. frank.... kari, greg, and i could do some more readings when you are back in the bay area. Just let me know which ones to go to. oh and i talked to the pacifica library people that i work with and they said they'd love to have you come and do an event thing. the guy at our local bookstore also said he'd be willing to do an event too, so when you get a chance let me know what month would be good for those. thanks!!!!

Posted by: kayla at September 10, 2009 02:48 AM

I agree, regional accents. Manchester accents and maybe even a yorkshire accent.

Posted by: Terrell at December 15, 2009 12:42 PM