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August 21, 2019

Sunday, Aug. 25 — Los Angeles at Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., 4 p.m. Free. With author and cult godhead Angie Bowie (reading) backed by Chick Cashman (guitar). Brian Smith (reading from Spent Saints). A screening of three Spent Saints short films by executive...

June 14, 2019

Great living-roomy feel and good turnout for the Tucson Salvage reading/screening tonight at the beautifully curated South Main Book Co in tiny Salisbury, NC. What a literary town. We

 learned much about the place, racist secrets, and we were shown a vine-covered h...

November 2, 2018

An 8-minute film based on the short story "Sirens" from Spent Saints is screening at the Memphis Film Fest this weekend. It features the stunning, Gene Clark-ish music of Kenny Tudrick, and was adapted for the screen by me and Maggie Smith and stars Sheesh Me...

October 25, 2018

"How does one even begin to witness another person’s life?

We see others inevitably through the prism of ourselves, all of our experiences, our fuck ups, wrong turns, heart aches, joys, fears and stumbling through the dark, hand searching for a wall that often isn’t the...

May 4, 2017

There's a Q&A here and an excerpt here. Stoked about this because I've been reading Nervous Breakdown for years and often listen to Brad LIsti's podcast Otherppl. 

February 22, 2017

Staring Tim Lacatena and Liberty Larsen. Directed and adapted by Shira Weitz (Sheesh Meister​) Produced by William Craig​ Cinematography by Sara Newton​. 

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