three upcoming events

April 22, 2017

It's a gray, damp Saturday. I am baking Swedish sand cookies to stave off the rainy day blues, but they are not turning out and in any case I'm signing off on sugar, so it's all pretty abstract as far as actual cookies are concerned (at least for me, though my son is excited)...

This is just a quick note about three upcoming events I'm participating in over the next several weeks.

The first is a reading for the launch of Agni 85 this coming Monday, April 24th, at 7pm. Other readers will be Wen Stephenson, Noah Warren, and Courney Sender. Many sonic and semantic pleasures are promised. And wine. And cheese. The event is free and open to the public. 7 pm, at the Boston Playwrights' Theatre, 949 Commonwealth Avenue (cross street is Pleasant—B.U. neighborhood).

I'll also be presenting at Grub Street's The Muse and the Marketplace Conference on May 5 at Boston's Park Plaza Hotel. This conference is for writers. It's friendly, inspiring, helpful. My presentation will be a lecture & mini workshop on "writing deeply about narrow subjects"—something I learned a thing or two about while writing about socks for Bloomsbury's Object Lessons Series. More details here.

​Speaking of my Object Lessons book, SOCK, it is in production & available for preorder at both Bloomsbury and Amazon. It now has both a front and a back cover, complete with blurbs:

"Fun, focused, and footloose!" —Nicholson Baker, author of THE WAY THE WORLD WORKS: ESSAYS

"Kim Adrian's SOCK is the darndest thing. Witty and sly, written with the highest tactile precision, it is at the same time stacked with erudite asides and unexpected perspectives. Adrian reminds us where the ground lies and how we move upon it—and what miraculous things we have encasing our feet as we do so." —Sven Birkerts, author of CHANGING THE SUBJECT: ART AND ATTENTION IN THE INTERNET AGE

And, finally, if you just so happen to be in Iceland at the beginning of June, I will be on a panel of Object Lessons authors at the NonfictioNOW conference that's taking place in Reykjavik this year. If you are a writer of nonfiction, this conference looks fascinating, with keynote speeches from Karl Ove Knausgård, Maxine Beneba Clarke, Gretel Ehrlich, and Wayne Koestenbaum. More details here.