At the Huffington Post, Stephen Elliott announces the creation of LitPac, “a political action committee focused on raising funds for congressional candidates in 2006.” Inspired by the success of The Progressive Reading Series (SF Chronicle write-up here):
LitPAC will sponsor progressive readings all over the country. In addition to the monthly reading in San Francisco there will be a monthly reading in New York starting April 17. Readings are planned for Portland, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Houston, Washington D.C. with more cities being added soon. Authors who have appeared or are appearing at forthcoming Progressive Readings include Mary Gaitskill, Rick Moody, Jonathan Ames, Adrienne Miller, Aimee Bender, Pam Houston, Jim Shepard, Po Bronson, Jane Smiley, Tobias Wolff, Dave Eggers, Daniel Handler, Anthony Swofford, and ZZ Packer.