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{September 16, 2006}   I’ll Be There

lg-118.jpghobo-books.jpgOn September 27, I’ll be at Hobo Books in Northside talking about the Living Out Loud column, the blog and also promoting my first book, “Signed, Sealed and Delivered: Stories.” We’ll start at six in the evening – not six in the morning.

More details will follow next week. I hope to see you in Northside!

Larry Gross

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Karen says:

“Sexy Larry” can count me in!



Bill says:

I LOVE Hobo books. Really good you’re doing a signing there. But I gotta work that night. I’ll be there in my head, if that makes sense.



Jeff- or-ly says:

What an ugly bastard you are.

Kidding my man!!!!

I will try to be there.



Jim Stanton says:

I’m a fan. I don’t get to Northside very often, but I’ll try to be there.

I looked at the blog a couple times today. Glad things have calmed down a bit. It was really getting intense – almost too intense. You are getting a lot of readers no doubt. Do the suits at your paper even know that? They seem to be strangely – strange.



numb says:

gross in northside? i have to move.



Stephanie says:

Fuck numb. I’m so sick of him – and Heather.



k-is -gay says:

someone – tell me where is northside is.



Teri says:

It’ll be good to have you in Northside!



C.A. MacConnell says:

I already read Larry’s monster and dug it. Moves fast, gits ya. so buy it. Looks like you got an L-O-L party goin. Is that news guy with the lisp coming?



Larry Gross says:

Yes, the lisp guy will be coming and my friend with the big hair and big eyes had better show up too. An LOL party indeed.



Lew says:

I also purchased Gross’ book and it’s a winner. Shades of a little Ray Carver are there but it’s certainly his own style.



Patty says:

Larry’s book is dark, SO DARK. I find the stories amazing, but what kind of a place was he in when he wrote them?

If you go to Northside, let’s hope he does some reading. At Sitwell’s in May, it was just wonderful. He has a great voice for reading his words out loud. He’s a natural.



Dee says:

It’s not even eight o’clock out and already the sun is down. Fall and winter is approaching. It is kind of sad, but that’s nature.

Fall and winter is when I do most of my reading and very soon, I’ll be picking up Larry’s book again. The stories inside stick with you. Yes, dark and so often sad, but it’s real life – a book to read when it is dark and lonely outside.

I won’t be able to get down to Northside, I’ll be working, but the book is special and so are the columns he writes. I’m so glad to see C.A. is back in the column. Maybe she will be there with Larry and can read some from her work. She seems to live out loud and I love that.

I’m going to tell my friends to go and the rest of you should do.

Peace and love.



Jeff- or-ly says:

Hi Larry!



Of course I can’t make it to the signing, but I really loved Larry’s book. I liked the dark, twisted humor, and his ability to talk about sensitive issues in an almost matter-of-fact style. Very cool.



Gregory Flannery says:

Please accept my regrets. I’d love to be there, but I’ll be busy getting arrested at an anti-war demonstration in downtown Cincinnati. Across the country, people who want peace are conducting sit-ins at congressional offices that day. If you can’t join us inside, make noise for peace outisde!



Ted says:

This is a joke T think. Gregory is the news editor at CityBeat.



Kelly says:

With Gregory, I doubt if it is a joke.



Gregory Flannery says:

No joke. This war is an evil enterprise, and I want to stand with those working to stop it.



Heather says:

Right on, Greg. Thanks for the heads-up. I’ll check to see if anything is going on in San Diego.

I do have to comment on your LOL article about getting arrested in order to subpoena George Bush. It will never happen. This guy was allowed to be interviewed WITH his handler Cheney for 9/11 investigations! Unprecedented and shameful. You’ll never get him subpoenaed for your trial, not with the best lawyers in the country.



Gregory Flannery says:

Heather, maybe we can frame it as an invitation: “Come and defend your policy.”



Heather says:

No way, Greg. They did extensive background checks on all civilian Americans who appointed to help set up the new Iraqi government, and excluded people on the grounds of “suspect ideological backgrounds.” One of the people who was appointed to run the new government’s finances said, “I don’t care about the Iraqi’s, I’m here to support George Bush.” (Turns out that many of the appointees had absolutely NO qualifications for the positions to which they were assigned other than gushing over Bush on their applications.)

My point here is that an invitation that is in any way connected with the likes of you (or me) would not make it past the first round of background checks.

It would have red flags all over it, man.

Anyway, Bush doesn’t even try to logically defend his policies. You hate America, Greg. That is all. (and 32% of the country is still buying it hook, line and sinker)



Chris says:

Gregory-

Can you tell us a little about this? I wasn’t aware of sit-ins on the 27th. How does one get involved?



Stephanie says:

Here we go again, what a shock. Heather knows more than the news editor at City Beat. Give me a break.



Gregory Flannery says:

The sit-is part of the national Declaration of Peace, a week of anti-war events across the country. (See http://declarationofpeace.org/) In Cincinnati, the events are planned by the intercommunity Justice and Peace Center. (For a full calendar, visit http://www.ijpc-cincinnati.org/).
A mass march takes from from 4-6 p.m. Mon., Sept. 25, starting at the federal building in downtown Cincinnati. Marchers will deliver petitions to local offices of members of Congress, urging them to sign the Declaration of Peace.
On Wed., Sept. 27, some of us will visit Congressman Steve Chabot’s office, asking to see him so we can discuss his reasons for not signing. We’ll refuse to leave unless he meets with us, leading to our likely arrest. We intend to be nonviolent, of course.
If you want to join the sit-in, call Kristen Barker at IJPC.



Heather says:

Ah! My dear little Stephanie.

Yes, I’m sure Greg is deeply offended that I am speaking with him about something I am quite sure he already knows (just because you don’t know anything, doesn’t give you the right to assume Greg doesn’t).

Rant on, sweetie. You have so many insightful and interesting things to say. You are truly an encyclopedia of meaningless insults.



Heather says:

Thanks for giving us the link, Greg.



Jill says:

What does any of this have to do with Larry Gross being at Hobo books? I would like to know more about THAT and not anti war efforts.



Heather says:

Jill: Sept. 27th. Hobo Books. 6pm



Gregory Flannery says:

I’m gonna tell everyone in the jail to buy Larry’s book. It’s a good one!



Janice says:

Okay, I’m a reader, not a poster, but I have to ask: What is the deal with Stephenie? She attcks Heather all the time for no reason.



Karen says:

Who knows, Janice? I think Heather somehow gets under Stephanie’s skin. Stephanie has written some good comments here, but when it comes to Heather, as somehow has said here it’s like a catfight waiting to happen.

The same holds true for this numb guy who keeps putting down Larry. I don’t know what the kick is.



Heather says:

I get under a lot of people’s skin, but they usually have something coherent to say to me.

I don’t know what Stephanie’s deal is.

Fortunately, I don’t care



Michael says:

Does Flannery’s boss know he plans on getting arrested? What an odd thing to do – to PLAN for an arrest. Bottom line: just plain nuts.



Chuck says:

Gregory,

Thanks for the infomation on the anti-war events. Very interesting. I’m a marrried man with kids and my employer wouldn’t understand why I would want to be arrested, but I respect your guts.



Mr. Chen says:

Getting arrested for a cause is nothing new to Mr. Flannery. It seems to be it also happened a couple years ago.



Gregory Flannery says:

I was arrested when the Bush regime invaded Iraq. If only he’d end the war, it wouldn’t be necessary to do it again!



Bill says:

Bush won’t be ending it. He’ll leave it up to the next guy to get out of the mess.



Heather says:

Bush starts an illegal war and Flannery goes to jail.

Go figure.



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