Why There Are Words is a monthly reading series at Studio 333 in Sausalito, and I'm part of the lineup this Thursday! Organized by Peg Alford Pursell, the theme for this month's WTAW is Animal. I'll be reading very short stories about several of the following: an iguana, a possum, a complicated tortoise-and-hare relationship, and an undetermined beast. Other readers include Justin Torres, Dani Burlison, Allison Landa, Bruce Genaro, Tami Anderson, James Tipton, and Carolyn Cooke. The event starts at 7 pm and is 5 bucks. See you there!