Do you remember the last time Aaron Burch came to Vermin with the Hobart posse? Well, he's at it again with a new crew from featherproof books. They're meeting up in Tucson, piling into a van, braving the Arizona justice system and then zipping up and down the California coast. Come out and show you're support for these hard-drinking-traveling desperados!
BURCH: I don't know that I've had a "worst" experience at a reading other than, I guess, the unbearably boring ones, but I won't name names or anything in that regard. My "best" reading story is actually Matt Bell's Elizabeth Kostova story which I pretty much drunkenly make him retell every time we hang out. But my most awkward/odd/memorable reading was when I saw read in SF a good number of years ago. He introduced a woman by some name that I can't remember (Veronica something?) to come up and read before him. The woman (?) was somewhat androgynous looking and wearing a blond wig and sunglasses, i.e. "JT LeRoy," back when everyone still believed in a JT LeRoy. JT very, very nervously read about half of a story, then started getting (seemingly) physically ill from nervousness and ran off the stage and out of the bookstore. Bradford had to finish the story. It was all very surreal.
Come see Aaron read on July 31 at Sushi in San Diego and on August 1 at The Mountain Bar in Chinatown.