Friday, January 4, 2008

It is too late for Lydia Davis


Well, we haven't written an author letter to Lydia Davis inviting her to our meeting tonight, so it is highly unlikely that she will attend.


Oh well.


I like this photo of her because she looks startled.


And here is a link to McSweeney's Lydia Davis week, so we can all be up on our trivia--that way, maybe we'll actually talk about the book. Or not. You know, whatevs.

6 comments:

Megan said...

let's write one anyway. i think lydia needs some raunchy fun in her life.

Dear Lydia Davis, Venom Literati would like to invite you to our meeting tonight at Ginger's Ale House where we will be discussing Samuel Johnson is Indignant, as well as the hotly-debated theme of pee in literature. Have you written any pee stories lately? If not, could you please write one that we can post on our blog?

Sarah said...

Off topic: Let's make next week Pee Week, like McSweeney's had Lydia Davis week. We can all write things about pee. Consider this an open call for submissions.

For Lydia: Actually, we might not get around to discussing SJII because we're all pretty much helpless in the face of the smoking ban. In other words, we will be turning to alcohol. Know this, Lydia: We will share with you our Skinny Bitches. When you share a Skinny Bitch, you are bonded for life.

Kathy said...

Lydia:

Also, if we were the girl that turned into a tree that then turned into a stone, we would totally be the girl that turned into a gimlet that then turned into a cigarette butt.

Venom Literati loves you.

Sarah said...

Kathy and I have decided we are sending this to McSweeney's to forward to Lydia.

Sarah said...

Here's what I sent to McSweeney's:

Dear Editors,

Please forward the following letter to Lydia Davis.

Thanks and smooches!
Venom Literati

Dear Lydia Davis,

Venom Literati would like to invite you to our meeting tonight at Ginger's Ale House where we will be discussing Samuel Johnson is Indignant, as well as the hotly-debated theme of pee in literature. Have you written any pee stories lately? If not, could you please write one that we can post on our blog?

Actually, we might not get around to discussing SJII because we're all pretty much helpless in the face of the smoking ban. In other words, we will be turning to alcohol. Know this, Lydia: We will share with you our Skinny Bitches. When you share a Skinny Bitch, you are bonded for life.

Also, if we were the girl that turned into a tree that then turned into a stone, we would totally be the girl that turned into a gimlet that then turned into a cigarette butt.

Venom Literati loves you.

Megan said...

i didn't read the book, but i did start reading it about a year ago and got halfway through.