Tom Schabarum is a Seattle-area poet and novelist. While he’s published his novels to the Kindle, he still loves the feel of a book in his hands. He put it this way in a blog post,
In Seattle we have the beautiful Olympic Sculpture Park, which contains a huge sculpture of a typewriter eraser complete with circular rubber wheel and feather brush top. When I have young people in my car under thirty years old, I always ask them to identify it and none of them know what it is. Hearing their answers keeps my mind pointing to the future and embracing it.
L. Marie Cook describes herself as “a sexually open potty mouth with a lot to share.” Watch her guerrilla reading from the 10th annual West Hollywood Book Fair to get a taste of what she has to offer in her book, Lay Me Down.
You can read more of Cook’s work – and learn more about the author – on her blog.
In her guerrilla reading at the 10th annual West Hollywood Book Fair, she showed us how. She read from her book of poetry, Words Unspoken, about making it through the recession and about Michael Jackson.
Filmmaker and writer Guy Magar has more than 100 film credits including episodes of series La Femme Nikita, Sliders, The A-Team, Blue Thunder, and Dark Avenger. In 1995 he was nominated for a Golden Reel Award for his television work on the series Nowhere Man.
Here Magar does a guerrilla reading from his Hollywood-behind-the-scenes book, Kiss Me Quick Before I Shoot. In the book, he tells stories from learning that his first producer turned out to be a Mafia assassin, to the time he almost accidentally decapitated a young Drew Barrymore.
Who doesn’t love a train ride? Especially writers. You can arrive at your destination rested, the seats are wide and spacious with lots of legroom, and you can actually get some work done as you make your way to your destination. Just try to get a laptop open on today’s coach class airplane seats. I dare you.
In her article at The Atlantic, Taking Literature to the Streets, Katharine Schwab profiles a number of terrific ventures around the world that take literature out of bookstores and libraries and, well, into the streets. GuerrillaReads was included