Wednesday 12/14: McSweeney’s presents Emily Carr (Whosoever Has Let a Minotaur Enter Them, or a Sonnet). Free, 7 p.m., Alley Cat Books. Michael Chabon reads from his new book, Moonglow. Free, 7 p.m., Diesel, A Bookstore. Thursday 12/15: Poet and “political researcher” Peter Dale Scott reads. Free, 7:30 p.m., The Green Arcade.
I hesitated to write this letter in response to Suzanne Rivecca’s essay “What Men Talk About When They Talk About Mary Gaitskill,” because I hate to appear ungrateful for Rivecca’s passionate wish to have my back.