Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Paternity is Out

I received my author's copies of Paternity yesterday, on the exact day my publisher said they would be ready (I'm always impressed with efficiency). Thank you Scott Douglass and Main Street Rag.

For those who ordered Advanced Copies, that means you should be receiving yours very shortly as well. If you don't have a copy yet, you can still order one at http://www.mainstreetrag.com/store/NewReleases.php or you can buy one from me at one of the readings I'll be giving, the first of which comes up this Thursday, 2/18, at 7:00 at the Bethlehem Branch of the Alexander County (NC) Library. My co-readers there will be Tim Peeler, who also has a new book out, Ann Chandonnet, and event organizer, Bud Caywood. This will be the first such event held by the Alexander County Library, so I'm hoping we have a big turnout to encourage them to do it again.

Other upcoming appearances include the following:

*Tuesday, February 23, 7:00, Main Branch Poetry Series, Circular Congregations Church, 150 Meeting StreetCharleston, SC, with Linda Annas Ferguson and Michael Lythgoe.

*Wednesday, March 3, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, Classroom Readings, Catawba Valley Community College, Hickory, NC.

*Thursday, March 4, 2:00, Ragan Writing Center, Barton College, Wilson, NC.

*Thursday, March 4, 7:00, Wayne Community College, Goldsboro, NC.

*Thursday, March 18, Noon, Durham Technical Community College, Durham, NC.

*Thursday, March 18, Time TBA, Wake Technical Community College, Raleigh, NC.

*Tuesday, March 23, 1:15, Mayes Pit, Cohn Auditorium, Wilkes Community College, Wilkesboro, NC

*Tuesday, March 23, Time TBA, Wilkes County Library, Wilkesboro, NC

*Friday, March 26, 7:00, Green Rice Gallery, 451 E. 36th St., Charlotte, NC

*Saturday, March 27, 2:00, Gaston County Library, Gastonia, NC

*Thursday, April 1, 7:00, Catawba College, Salisbury, NC

*Saturday, April 10, Time TBA, Burke County Library, Morganton, NC

*Sunday, April 11, 3:00, Quail Ridge Books, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh, NC, with Nancy Carter and Peter Makuck

*Monday, April 12, 7:30, Mitchell Community College, Statesville, NC

*Saturday, April 24, Workshop at NC Writers Network, UNCG, Greensboro, NC

*Tuesday, May 11, 6:30, Poetry Hickory, Taste Full Beans Coffeehouse, 29 Second St., Hickory, NC, with Neva Bryan

*Wednesday, May 12, 10:30, Coffee with the Poets, Phillips & Lloyd, Hayesville, NC

*Wednesday, May 12, Time TBA, Curiosity Bookshop, 46 Valley River Ave., Murphy, NC

*Wednesday, May 12, Time TBA, The Book Nook, 115 Cleveland St., Blairsville, GA

*Thursday, May 20, 6:30, Caldwell County Library, 120 Hospital Ave., Lenoir, NC

*Saturday, May 22, 1:00, Redheaded Stepchild Reading, Taste Full Beans Coffeehouse, 29 2nd St., Hickory, NC, with Malaika King Albrecht, Michael Beadle, and more.

*Sunday, May 23, 3:00, Osondu Booksellers, 184 N. Main St. Waynesville, NC

*Sunday, June 6, 3:00, Poettrio, Malaprop's Bookstore, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, NC

*Tuesday, June 8, 7:00, Patrick Beaver Library, 375 3rd St. NE, Hickory, NC

My thanks to Scott Douglass, Tim Peeler, Tony Abbott, Joanna Catherine Scott, Bud Caywood, Helen Losse, Jessie Carty, Al Maginnes, Sara Claytor, Margaret Booth Baddour, Carol Peters, Jim Clark, Janice Moore Fuller, Mindy Evans, Roxanne Newton, Glenda Beall, Margaret Osondu, Ed Cockrell, Malaika King Albrecht, Jeff Davis, Joe Milford, and everyone else who has helped with this book or the readings to follow.


  1. i am just floored by the amount of readings you have lined up! have a great time and congrats :) i can't wait to get my copy (even if I have already read it!)

  2. Hi Scott, I, too, can't wait to get the actual book. So much better than reading from a monitor or printed sheets. Enjoy these days. Helen