September 22, 2009

Interview with TAO LIN at THE BROAD SET

First things first, the reading on Friday, Sept. 18th went tremendously smooth. I read a story about Seth Rogen. And a poem about depressing candy. If you didn't come or couldn't make it, I'm sorry we missed you. The Broad Set did awesome. Everyone's work was received well (most of the stories were very comical) and we all had a flat out good time. Then, of course, we went to Tattooed Mom around the corner and celebrated.

Another reading is scheduled for October 16th at The Random Tea Room in Philadelphia. Just in case you missed September 18th's and wanted to catch up with us. More details to come.

Now to the big news.

Over at The Broad Set Writing Collective, Pete Richter and I have just posted a fresh interview with Tao Lin. We discuss his latest novella, Shoplifting From American Apparel, some inspiration techniques, self-promotion, and shameless depression. Check it out, you won't be disappointed.


Currently listening to: Notorious BIG
Song: 1970 Somethin'
Album: Duets - The Final Chapter


  1. Sorry I missed the reading, but I'm glad it went well. Maybe I can make it to the next one, as I'm only an hour away. Nice work with the Tao Lin interview. Was worried going in that the questions were going to be 'standard', but I was left wishing for more.

  2. That's fine, Justin. Not a problem. We have two readings coming up, I think. I'll keep you posted. And thanks! Yeah, I didn't want to ask him standard ones, but at the same time I didn't want to be completely random.