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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Thursday, November 13, 7:00 pm
Boundless Tales
Astoria Bookshop
31-29 31st St.
Astoria, NY 11106
www.astoriabookshop.com

Bill will read a personal essay as part of the November edition of Boundless Tales at Astoria Bookshop in Astoria, Queens.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Thursday, April 17, 7:30 pm
Boundless Tales
Waltz-Astoria
23-14 Ditmars Blvd.
Astoria, NY 11105
www.waltz-astoria.com

Bill will read a personal essay as part of the April edition of Boundless Tales at Waltz-Astoria in Astoria, Queens. The theme for the evening is I Was Dominated/I Dominated, and the lineup also includes Michelle Augello-Page, Sarah Bonifacio, Danny Herrera and Joan Willette.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Wednesday, April 17, 8:00 pm
THE FIRST TIME: FIRST CRIME
UP Comedy Club
230 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
312.662.4562
www.upcomedyclub.com
Tickets $10 in advance

On Wednesday, April 17th, Bill will be part of CHIRP Radio's THE FIRST TIME at Second City's new UP Comedy Club. This monthly series assembles seven or so writers to reminisce about an important "first" from their lives, backed with specially chosen songs by The First Time Three. For April the topic will be "First Crime." Tickets are $10, and buying in advance is strongly recommended. (And get preferred seating with a dinner reservation!)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Tuesday, April 16, 7:00 pm
WRITE CLUB: CHAPTER 43
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642
773.227.4433
www.hideoutchicago.com
Tickets $10 at the door

Bill will be appearing at WRITE CLUB on Tuesday, April 16th, at The Hideout in Chicago. In this bare-knuckle series, three pairs of writers square off with essays on opposing topics. The audience decides who wins, with all proceeds going to charities of the winners' choice. Bill will be defending GOD over DEVIL, for the One Tail at a Time dog rescue organization. Tickets are $10 cash at the door. Arrive early!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Essay Fiesta Reading Series
The Book Cellar
4736-38 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625

Bill will be one of several writers reading in the Essay Fiesta series at The Book Cellar in Lincoln Square on Monday, December 19. Essay Fiesta features writers reading humorous personal essays, and is hosted by Keith Ecker and Alyson Lyon. The event itself is free, but raffle proceeds go to benefit various charities.

The reading starts at 7:00 pm, but since seating is limited please arrive by 6:30. Besides its great selection of books (including a small but smart SF section), The Book Cellar offers coffee, wine, beer, cheese, sandwiches, and other goodies. They're also great about special-ordering anything you can't find in the store. The Book Cellar is near the Western stop on the Brown Line.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Tuesday Funk Reading Series
Hopleaf Bar
5148 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640

Bill will be reading an excerpt from his memoir on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, as part of Chicago's monthly Tuesday Funk reading series, of which he is also co-producer. The reading, which additionally will feature Robert K. Elder, Ian Belknap, Jessica Palmer, and Lisa Chalem, takes place at 7:30 pm in the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf Bar and Restaurant, 5148 N. Clark St. (just south of Foster). The upstairs lounge opens at 7:00 pm and is cash only. You must be 21 or over to be admitted. For further details, please visit http://www.tuesdayfunk.org.

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Wine Loft
17 N. San Francisco St.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

On Thursday, June 24, Bill will participate in a panel discussion on the interactions between science fiction and actual science. Titled "Science + Fantasy = Science Fiction," the panel at The Wine Loft in Flagstaff, Arizona, brings together scientists and writers together to talk about how science inspires science fiction and vice versa. Other participants include geologist and writer Sarah K. Castle, writer Bradley P. Beaulieu, writer and futurist Brenda Cooper, biologist and computer scientist Dan Greenspan, biologist and physiologist Stan "Bud" Lindstedt, and science historian David S.F. Portree. The discussion begins promptly at 5:30 pm. Admission is free.

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Essay Fiesta Reading Series
The Book Cellar
4736-38 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625

Bill will be one of several writers reading in the new Essay Fiesta series at The Book Cellar in Lincoln Square. Essay Fiesta features writers reading humorous personal essays, and is hosted by Keith Ecker and Alyson Lyon. The event itself is free, but proceeds from a raffle afterward go to benefit the Howard Brown Health Center.

The reading starts at 7:00 pm, but since seating is limited please arrive by 6:30. Besides its great selection of books (including a small but smart SF section), The Book Cellar offers coffee, wine, beer, cheese, sandwiches, and other goodies. They're also great about special-ordering anything you can't find in the store. The Book Cellar is near the Western stop on the Brown Line.

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Monday, December 21, 2009

Essay Fiesta Reading Series
The Book Cellar
4736-38 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625

Bill will be one of several writers reading in the new Essay Fiesta series at The Book Cellar in Lincoln Square.

Essay Fiesta features writers reading humorous personal essays, and is hosted by Keith Ecker and Alyson Lyon. The event itself is free, but proceeds from a raffle afterward go to benefit the Howard Brown Health Center. Besides me, tonight's readers include Cameron Esposito, Mike O'Connell, John Loos, and John Newton.

The reading starts at 7:00 pm, but since seating is limited please arrive by 6:30. Besides its great selection of books (including a small but smart SF section), The Book Cellar offers coffee, wine, beer, cheese, sandwiches, and other goodies. They're also great about special-ordering anything you can't find in the store.

The Book Cellar is near the Western stop on the Brown Line.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Tuesday Funk Reading Series
Hopleaf Bar
5148 N. Clark St. (south of Foster)
Chicago, IL 60640

Bill will be reading a third installment from his memoir The Accidental Terrorist on Tuesday, November 3, 2009, as part of Chicago's Tuesday Funk Reading Series. The reading, which will also feature Robert Duffer, Lynn Suh and Chris Sweet, takes place at 7:00 pm sharp in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf Bar and Restaurant, 5148 N. Clark St. (just south of Foster). For further details, please visit http://tuesdayfunk.blogspot.com.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Tuesday Funk Reading Series
Flourish Bakery Cafe
1138 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue (at Broadway)
Chicago, IL 60660

Bill will be reading from his memoir The Accidental Terrorist on Tuesday, September 1, 2009, as part of Chicago's Tuesday Funk Reading Series. The reading, which will also feature Robyn Detterline, Billy Lombardo, and Dancing Girl Press poets Stephanie Anderson, Kristen Orser, and Susan Slavier, takes place at 7:00 pm sharp at the Flourish Bakery Cafe, 1138 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. (east of Broadway, west of the Bryn Mawr red line stop). Copies of Bill's chapbook An Alternate History of the 21st Century will be available for purchase. For further details, please visit http://tuesdayfunk.blogspot.com.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Tuesday Funk Reading Series
Flourish Bakery Cafe
1138 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue (at Broadway)
Chicago, IL 60660

Bill will be reading from his memoir The Accidental Terrorist on Tuesday, April 7, 2009, as part of Chicago's Tuesday Funk Reading Series in Chicago. The reading, which will also feature Elisabeth Blair and Gina DiPonio, takes place at 7:00 pm sharp at the Flourish Bakery Cafe, 1138 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. (east of Broadway, west of the Bryn Mawr red line stop). Copies of Bill's chapbook An Alternate History of the 21st Century will be available for purchase.

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