Thursday, May 19, 2011

Tonight! Capitola Book Cafe!

Tonight at 7:30, I'll be presenting a short, snappy, slide show about the history of the secretary at Capitola Book Cafe at 1475 41st Avenue, Capitola, Calif. Hope you can make it!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Reading with a Slide Show at Copperfield's!

I'll be at Copperfield's Books in Santa Rosa tomorrow night, presenting a slide show based on my new book, Swimming in the Steno Pool: A Retro Guide to Making It in the Office. I know Santa Rosa is a long haul on a Friday night, but this is one of only two currently scheduled Northern California events (the other is on May 19 at the Capitola Book Cafe), so if you can make it, I'd love to see you there!

Copperfield's Books
Montgomery Village
2316 Montgomery Drive
Santa Rosa, California 95405
707 578-8938

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Blasting Off with IO9

Today is the launch of a new Gawker blog I'm writing for called IO9. It's devoted to sci-fi and futurism and edited by the fabulous Annalee Newitz. It's a really cool site - even for the non-SF inclined, like me. Yep, that's right, I'm not a big SF fan - but I'm intensely curious about it, since I have so many friends who are. Writing for IO9 is an opportunity for me to explore the genre (not to mention get disciplined about daily posting, ahem).

I'll be posting about retro futurism and LOST, both of which I love.
Check it out, and please don't forget to comment.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

A brilliant cartoon from Mimi Pond

My friend Mimi Pond recently had one of her cartoons appear in animated form on Slate TV. I've been a huge fan of her work for many years and it was such a treat to see it animated. Plus, anybody who's been in a bad relationship (I guess that's probably all of us at one time or another) should be able to relate.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Let's All Go to the Science Fair!!!

One of my favorite songs from one of my favorite bands, Fortune & Maltese and the Phabulous Pallbearers.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Litquake '07

I'll be reading for six minutes around 4:30 p.m. tomorrow afternoon at the San Francisco Public Library’s Koret Auditorium (Main Branch, 100 Larkin Street). It's a FREE event.

The other women reading between 4:00 and 5:00 are:

Wendy Tokunaga
Jennifer Solow
April Sinclair
Susan Steinberg
[I go on right here]
Elizabeth Rosner
Megan Seely

You can find the full schedule here:

And I have NO IDEA what I'm reading yet.

Hope to see you there!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Taking Things Seriously

Today I got my contributor's copy of Taking Things Seriously: 75 Objects With Unexpected Significance, by Joshua Glen & Carol Hayes. It's a collection of essays about and photographs of objects imbued with personal meaning by their owners: a stick chewed by beavers, a tiny little pinecone, a box of nail clippings. The items are tangible yet mysterious, and the book itself is absolutely gorgeous. I'm so happy to have been part of this project.

P.S. My contribution is a scrapbook. It's on page 154.