This weekend is the Texas Book Festival, and I’m on a panel called Life on the Page, with Paul Lisicky (Graywolf Press) and Chloe Caldwell (Coffee House/Emily Books). If I had to summarize what unites our nonfiction works, I would say that we all have quirky, queerish narrative voices that owe a lot to the personal essay form.


I really hope that you’ll come to our panel. Who knows? This may be the pinnacle of whatever mainstream recognition that I ever get. I’d like to bask in the moment with you.


Details: Sunday, November 6, 2:30, Capitol Extension Room E2.014


I’ll be signing books in the “main book-signing tent” after the panel.


If you’ve never been to the fest before, keep in mind that it gets crowded, so give yourself some time to park if you’re going to drive.