VOTM: What's the most unusual experience you've ever had at a reading?
KINNEY: I can't really remember any unusual experiences at readings.... but one time I went to a Dave Eggers reading and it was so crowded that I never even physically saw him. We were packed in like sardines and it got pretty hot in there, so I was kind of zoning out, listening to Eggers read from Zeitoun while I watched the T-shirt of the guy standing in front of me (my entire field of vision) get sweatier and sweatier. It was like a really quiet rock show.
ANNE-MARIE KINNEY is a writer based in Los Angeles, and holds an MFA in creative writing from California Institute of the Arts. Her short fiction has appeared in Black Clock, Indiana Review, and Keyhole, and in 2010, her short story Ask Us Anything was performed by Los Angeles’s Word Theatre. She is currently Production Editor of Black Clock. Radio Iris, to be published in May, 2012 by Two Dollar Radio, is her first novel.
Tune into Anne-Marie's prose at 826LA East in Echo Park on April 29 and in SD on May 5.