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October 09, 2008 · 1 comment
Your indefatigable blogger is going on the road. In the coming weeks, I will be making a number of public appearances in conjunction with the release of my new book Delta Blues by W.W. Norton.
Yes, I know I have been quite reclusive over the years. And because people don’t see me, all sorts of rumors spread. (By the way, there is absolutely no truth to the rumor that I don’t exist, and that the name “Ted Gioia” is merely a pseudonym for Dana Gioia.) But if Kim Jong Il can show up in public, I guess I can too.
And unlike Kim Jong II, I have a book to promote. I will tell you more about Delta Blues when we get to the official publication date—which is still about ten days away. However, I will note that the book is already available on-line and is shipping to customers before the scheduled release date.
(I didn't see Amazon.com jump the gun for the Harry Potter books. Just goes to show you that blues books must be even more popular than novels about boy wizards.)
Below is the current schedule of events.
October 10 Nashville
Southern Festival of Books War Memorial Plaza, Rooms 12 & 14 at 1 PM
October 24 Dallas
Barnes & Noble 7700 West Northwest Highway at 7 PM
October 26 Philadelphia
Kirby Auditorium, National Constitution Center 525 Arch Street at 10 AM
November 1 Austin
Texas Book Festival Details to come.
November 11 Memphis
Davis-Kidd 387 Perkins Road Extended 6PM
November 12 Greenwood, MS
Turnrow Books 311 Howard Street 5:30 PM
November 13 Oxford, MS
Off Square Books 129 Courthouse Square 6:00 PM
November 14 Jackson, MS
Lemuria 4465 I-55 North 5:00PM
November 19 Dallas
Old Red Museum 100 S. Houston Street Dinner & Reception, Tickets and info via firstname.lastname@example.org
Enough for blogging. Forget virtual reality. It's time for a little face-to-face contact.
This blog article posted by Ted Gioia.