Friday, November 20, 2009


Hey, people! If you're in the Philadelphia or Philadelphia-adjacent vicinity tomorrow evening (that would be Saturday, November 21), plan to join me and more than 20 other LGBT writers for a Read-A-Thon to benefit Giovanni's Room, one of our finest independent bookstores, and the Lambda Literary Foundation.

The evening -- which will be held inside the bookstore at South 12th Street and Pine Street in Philadelphia -- kicks off at 7:00 PM, and features the following authors:

Paul Russell
Mark Merlis
Rob Byrnes (that's me!!)
Bob Smith
Cheril N. Clarke
Victoria Brownworth
Scott Sherman
David Carter
S. Renee Bass
bobbi marolt
Ken Harvey
Thom Nickels
Elliott Mackle
Brian Sloane
Tim Brough
Steve Berman
Perry Brass
Jim Gladstone
Bill Konigsberg
Livia Lllewellyn
Malinda Lo

I'll be reading on the first floor at 8:30, by the way. Not that I'm putting any pressure on you. Nuh-uh.

100% of the proceeds from tickets sales will be donated to the two sponsors. The suggested donation is $25 and tickets are available at the door. (You can also get tickets at all four TLA Video stores.)

Oh yeah, there will also be wine and snacks. I am unfortunately on a medically-prescribed liquid diet right now, but -- fortunately -- wine qualifies!

So come here us read! Come buy books! Come meet FARB and Bradykins!

Doesn't that sound like the Best. Saturday night. Ever?