Tour of Babble
Next week, I'm going on something called the Perpetual Motion Roadshow. It's a reading tour of the West Coast. I and a couple other people -- Frayn Masters, of Portland, and Matt Blackett, of Toronto -- will be reading in Seattle, Ashland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Jose, Portland, and Vancouver, B.C. (in that order). I'm a last-minute replacement for Greg Hischak.

Here's the schedule:

Seattle: Mon., Feb. 9, 7 p.m. FREE. Confounded Books (315 E Pine St.). With Ellen Forney.

Ashland: Tues., Feb. 10, 7 p.m. FREE. Evo's Café (376 East Main).

San Francisco: Wed., Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m. FREE. Modern Times Bookstore (888 Valencia St.). With Annalee Newitz.

Los Angeles: Thurs., Feb. 12, 7 p.m. FREE. Flor y Canto (3706 N. Figueroa Ave.). With Shahab Zargari.

San Jose: Fri., Feb. 13, 8 p.m. FREE. Anno Domini (150 S. Montgomery St., Unit B).

Portland: Sun., Feb. 15, 7 p.m. FREE. Reading Frenzy (921 Southwest Oak St.). With Mykle Hansen.

Vancouver: Mon., Feb. 16, 8 p.m. $5. The Butchershop Floor (195 East 26th Ave.). With Bus Graveyard.

You'll find further details about the tour here.