Friday, June 05, 2009

Kazin on Magazine Writing

"One of the reasons why so many academic scholars find it impossible to write effectively for general magazines is that they are not used to listening to their own voices as poets are. They find their happiness in approbation, not in the English language."

~Alfred Kazin, "Writing for Magazines," in Contemporaries, p. 473.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Book Launch Event at Literary Life Bookstore, June 18, 7pm

The Devil Reads Derrida: and Other Essays on the University, the Church, Politics and the Arts is due to the Eerdmans warehouse this week. I'm very excited that the good folks at Literary Life Bookstore will host a "Third Thursday" event on June 18, 7pm as a sort of "launch" event. I will be doing some readings from the new book and talking a bit about the writing process. The event will also include music by the Kilpatricks (about whose music I've raved before). And, of course, Literary Life will have that wonderful Harney & Sons tea on offer. The book will be available for purchase (and I'll be doing book signings afterwards).

If you're not able to visit Literary Life, you can also order the book through their website. They'll be happy to ship it to you.

Hope to see you there!