Following up on Monday’s post about the folks at SF’s Progressive Reading Series having trouble getting Houston to accept a donation to help the Texas city purchase more recycling bins: the Hairballs blog of the alt-weekly Houston Press reports the Houston mayor’s office will accept the donation, as long as the requisite paperwork is filled out. Whew, glad that’s settled.
Congratulations to San Francisco’s Joshua Mohr, whose debut novel “Some Things That Meant the World To Me” has been sold as part of a two-book deal, according to Publisher’s Marketplace. Mohr teaches a writing course at the local The Writing Salon and has had several short stories in litmags. But as far as I can tell from Google, he has neither a website nor a blog. So he actually might write a second book some day!
In Marin, the literary scene in remote but picturesque Point Reyes Station [map] was the subject of a long article in the Marin Independent Journal on Sunday. The piece draws attention to the visits by nationally known authors and political figures, as well as a recent three-day Stegner conference.