I've collected and written about such a lot of stuff over the years, it's hard to choose just one object to talk about on Thursday. That's when I'll be participating in this Show & Tale event in Brooklyn, which should be interesting. We'll each take a few minutes to show and describe an object that has affected our creative practice, and I plan to bring something that I wrote about in my book White Elephants, which is basically entirely about the weird old things I find and fall in love with at yard sales and then buy and bring home and hoard. I'll have some copies of the book for sale as well. If you'll be in the area, come on out!
Not to be confused with the Brooklyn Zine Fest, which is a larger and much more hectic event, Pete's Mini Zine Fest will be taking place tomorrow at Pete's Candy Store, a really charming little bar in Williamsburg with a garden out back, which is where I always set up my table. We plan to get there early so we can claim a space out there and get a beer, then get ready to shoot the breeze with zine folk all day. I'll have both of my books for sale, as well as a poetry book I made with Joe last year, a series of postcards I've been making out of found photographs, and a few cute $1 zines. If you're in the area, come say hello and buy some zines!