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Holy Scrap Hits the Road - Where Shall We Meet?

Holy Scrap Readers,

If you live in Seattle, Vancouver, Portland, Los Angeles or San Francisco, or places nearby, we may be seeing you soon. The question today is, where shall we meet?

If you have a favorite indie book store; hacker space, fab lab or tech shop; community garden; yoga studio; crafting or art space write to me and tell me about it so that I can make it a stop on the book tour now being planned. I will launch The Good Life Lab at the San Mateo Maker Faire May 18th & 19th, then I'm off to Seattle, Vancouver, Portland, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. In September I'll hit New York City and then evaluate what to do next. Mikey will be joining me on a few legs of this tour.

My book presentation is in the style of a lively conversation with storytelling mixed with contemplative techniques meant to help us all dive down deep for the meaning behind what we do and can do. The themes are a match with the facets of my book: gift economy, the role of the maker of things, living the waste stream, the cost of a job, time, skill sharing, wild crafting, our relationship to nature, home manufacturing, imagination, cottage industry, abundance, and value.

Send a note telling us where you'd like to see us! See you soon.

13 comments:

Alderrr said...

Come to Joshua Tree! We don't have a book store, but we'll come up with something. We're 2 hours inland from LA.

Wendy J. Tremayne said...

Love Joshua Tree! I just need to ground it with a venue. My publisher is doing the book tour scheduling and footing the bill so to stop there I need a location that'll have me, where people may come together. Any ideas? Does not have to be traditional.

jodie buller said...

Skagit Valley would love to host you for a reading and some radio - perhaps at the Skagit Food Co-op, just off I% in Mount Vernon, one hour north of Seattle...? www.skagitfoodcoop.com
Ask yer publisher to email me: jodie@skagitfoodcoop.com

Teri said...

Have fun on your book tour. Congrats on the book. I would love to meet you, but I will be in TX most of this year waiting for my 1st grandchild to arrive.

Reave Vanshar (Steve McAllister) said...

Would love to meet you in Eugene, OR! The place that most immediately pops to mind is the Makers' Space, a shared workshop here in town. It's basically a converted industrial garage, I don't know if that would meet the needs of a book signing, but we DO have a four foot tall tesla coil, so there's that. Cozmic Pizza is another possibility, a popular gathering place for community discussions on local food and activism, among other things. A little more conventional! :)

Wendy J. Tremayne said...

Thanks Reave! Logging it as a possibility.

Maybe if I can add a couple of different stops in Eugene the stop will pay for itself to get there and back to Portland again.

Have you got a co-op? A yoga studio? A good edgy underground art gallery? I'm trying to do talks at a variety of venues. If I can book a few it'll be worth it.

your makers space sounds great! Ideal actually! we used to have a little baby tesla coil!! Pizza sounds great!

Reave Vanshar (Steve McAllister) said...

We've got an artists co-op, a huge craft center at the university, numerous food co-ops, and an anarchists' book store. Probably other possibilities as well. I'm absolutely certain Eugene would be worth your time!

Wendy J. Tremayne said...

reave i think you are right. any chance you have the names of these places? I'll pass em to my publicist to book. you can write me directly at wendy (at sign) gaiatreehouse (dot com)

Trashdigger said...

Denver.. No one comes to denver

Wendy J. Tremayne said...

We'll get to Denver and Boulder for sure. It'll likely come late summer after the west coast and New York since we can do it as a road trip! THen you won't be able to say "no one comes to Denver."
: )

Trashdigger said...

we tried getting Lloyd Kahn here but it did not work out. We cant get Cory Doctorow. We will def come out for Wendy... The T or C Nearings.

jodi said...

Village Books in Bellingham, WA would be a great stop for you. They do lots of "literature live" events. B'ham is north of Seattle on the way to Vancouver, BC.

Gelsey said...

Powell's in Portland OR!