Pal & hero Jimmy Cajoleas interviewed pal & hero Jack Pendarvis over at Lent Magazine. I was there. It was a great night. We got drunk and talked for six hours and had a tape recorder going, which made it different from all the other times we’ve gotten drunk and talked all night.
Jack says so much great stuff about writing and living but my favorite thing is his response to my question about whether or not it’s wrong to encourage people who aren’t very good writers: “I don’t really see the harm in encouraging someone who is not good. So what? Some of the best things I’ve ever read were not good.”
I’m reading at the Oxford Public Library on 2/19/14 at 12 PM. Here’s the Facebook event page.
I’m reading at Nightbird Books in Fayetteville, Arkansas on Saturday, 3/8/14 at 6:30 PM.
The new Angel Olsen LP is streaming on NPR this week. I’m melting in a puddle of boners.