These people are:
A) Out of focus.
C) Staging a re-enactment of the Hunt for Red October.
D) Hanging out at the super-cool Mountain Bar for another Vermin on the Mount!
Vermin faithful will remember the salad days of Vermin on the Mount: Red lights, Sunday nights, Dutch prostitutes blitzed on hash. Those were the glory days, my friends, and we recaptured them on Sunday night, despite a little mic stand dysfunction from the host.
(That's the first time that's ever happened, I swear.) But no pinche microphone stand can interfere with the greatness that is Chad Tsuyuki's hair. Here he is reading a sordid, and totally fictional tale (wink, wink, nudge nudge) from the mean streets of Tijuana.
The incomparable Trinie Dalton reads from her novel-in-progress about a witch's visit to a graveyard with a bone saw.
Benjamin Weissman -- writer, educator, and impressario -- reads a startlingly disturbing yet supremely humorous short story from the latest issue of Black Clock.
"Don't do it," they said, ("it" being Vermin; "they" being her publishers), "nothing good can come of it!" But the intrepid Jami Attenberg flew into town from New York to read from her dazzling debut collection of short stories, Instant Love. Here she is in a photo take by Adam Janes, the artist who made this month's poster:
Jami is presently in the Pacific Northwest so come Portland, Seattle, San Francisco and Napa Valley: show some love! Until next time...
Pictured above: Jami's free story zine for those who didn't have the dolo to buy a book. How cool is that?