If you have any interest in hosting Jason for anything -- a reading, book club, book signing, ribbon-cutting, hair-cutting, coupon-cutting -- please aggressively fill out the form on our contact page.
Jason does not have any events planned for the near future. He currently has his hands full reminding himself that throughout time people have frequently felt like 'this is the end' while it not yet being the end. But, given the distinct possibility that this really is the end, at least in an admittedly human centric sense, he may be more, or less, inclined to read, or speak, or cry, at any moment. We just don't know.
Every year the Mildura Writers Festival invites an American author, and by some magic, perhaps a clerical error, Jason was the special guest of the 2017 festival. As if bringing him to Australia was not enough of a treat, he also got to share the stage with Helen Garner, an author he greatly admires and whose work is criminally under appreciated in the U.S.
Jason just wasn't feeling it in 2016, and we admire him for that. We really don't need to hear from everybody all the time, or at least not from him.
On February 15th, a ridiculously cold winter evening, Jason took part in the super charming Dead Rabbits Reading Series, along with Timothy Liu, Anna Meister, Patrick James Errington, and Gregory Crosby, way up at the DTUT Bar and Cafe, in NYC.
On September, 24th, Jason participated in The Buzzard's Banquet Reading Series, at Soda Bar in Brooklyn, NY, with Michele Filgate, Beth Lisick, Rich Moy, and Jennilie Brewster. It was a lot of fun for all in attendance. That's right, every single attendee came out feeling better about the literary arts.
• On November 6th a short story Jason wrote, which was included in the anthology The Book of Men, was narrated on Selected Shorts by the very charming host BD Wong. Check here, or even better there, for broadcast details. And also check out the book. It's proceeds support Narrative4, a very exciting non-profit.
• Jason read at the H.I.P. Reading Series on June 14th. The reading had a circus theme and included National Book Award finalist Téa Obreht and Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar. Everybody gave it their all, and the audience was joyful. If you are reading this, you were probably there and visited this page to reminisce. Or maybe you missed it, which is too bad, but it's hard to make it out to see everything, while also keeping up with all of your television programs, and your second and third jobs.
• Jason read, along with physical elucidations by full body text interpreter Paul Benney, back in November of 2012, at a swell gallery for the opening of the knuckle-crushing brilliance of artist Daniel Davidson. It was a very special evening not forgotten by many except the one guy who drank too much and behaved poorly. Otherwise attendees were, and still are, raving about the feelings they felt.