Friday, August 1, 2008

The Progressive Reading Series For Houston

Hey everyone. There was a piece in this week's New York Times about recycling in Houston. One of the problems Houston is having with recycling is a lack of recycling bins. Apparently, some people have to wait years for a recycling bin. With that in mind, a portion of the funds from the August 16 reading will go to purchasing recycling bins for Houston. We're hoping to purchase 200 bins, but we're waiting to hear back from the city on the bins' specifications. Hopefully we'll be able to contract with a factory in Houston to make the bins. Here's the original article:

Comedian Ali Wong is joining the August 16th bill. And there will be music from The Progressive Reading Series All-Star Minstrels, along with readings from Jonathan Franzen, Davy Rothbart, Michelle Tea, Matthew Eck, and Tom Barbash.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Jonathan Franzen to headline the August 16 Progressive Reading

Announcing The Eight Progressive Reading of 2008
Saturday, August 16th

7 PM at the Makeout Room
3225 22nd Street
San Francisco
$10–20 sliding scale


Jonathan Franzen, author of The Corrections

Matthew Eck, author of The Farther Shore

Michelle Tea, author of Rose of No Man's Land

Tom Barbash, author of The Last Good Chance

Davy Rothbart, This American Life contributor and editor of Found Magazine

and music by The Progressive Reading Series All-Star Minstrels

Hosted by Stephen Elliott

Proceeds benefit progressive congressional candidates

Click here for advance tickets