It's getting to be that time of the month again—when we gather in the beautifully upholstered Fireside Room at the Sorrento to drink and read and sit by the fire and stare into the middle distance while Will Bielawski plays a harp. If you've never been to the reading party before, read all about it here. The special guests tomorrow night, who will bring whatever they feel like reading and then sit there and read silently like everyone else, are the writers Bess Lovejoy and Jake Uitti. Lovejoy is the author of Rest in Pieces, a book about the fates of famous corpses. (Read an interview with Lovejoy here—scroll down.) She says she'll be reading Zora Neale Hurston's book about voodoo in Haiti, Tell My Horse. Uitti is the managing editor of the upstart Seattle literary journal The Monarch Review. He says he'll be bringing a book of poems by Matthew Dickman, along with a copy of The Great Animal Orchestra by musician/naturalist Bernie Krause. And you? What will you be reading?
Sorrento Hotel, Fireside Room, 900 Madison St, first Wednesday of the month, 6 pm until 9 pm, with live music from 7 pm to 8 pm. There's a $5 Manhattan drink special. It's all ages and free.