Corgan Book In Stores Tomorrow, Book Signing Tour To Follow

Ex-Smashing Pumpkin/Zwan frontman Billy Corgan will release a collection of poetry tomorrow (October 1) through Faber & Faber publishing. Called Blinking With Fists, the hardcover book takes a deeply personal look at issues like love, loss and loyalty. “I think the poems have their own personality and are a lot closer in spirit to me as a person, as opposed to my song lyrics, which I believe deal more in pieces of me,” said Corgan. The rocker-turned-author is currently at work on his first novel, but he’s taking some time off for a 14-city book signing tour beginning October 12 in San Francisco. All book signings are open to the public on a “first come” basis, says a release from Corgan headquarters. Those of you that want to stop by a poetry reading will, however, have to fork over some dough to gain entry. See below for book tour info.

10.12.04 – San Francisco, CA
Onstage Interview and Book Signing: City Arts & Lectures at the Herbst Theater
Time: 8:00 PM Onstage Interview and signing

10.14.04 – New York City, NY
Book Signing: Virgin Megastore (Union Square)
Time: 6:30 PM

10.15.04 – Boston, MA
Book Signing: Harvard Bookstore
Time: 7:00 PM
10.17.04 – Washington, DC
Book Signing: Barnes & Noble (Georgetown)
Time: 2:00 PM  
Poetry Reading: TBA
10.19.04 – Toronto, ON
Book Signing: Chapters – Festival Hall
Time: 7:00 PM
Poetry Reading: The Church of the Redeemer
Time: 10:00 PM

10.20.04 – Cleveland, OH
Book Signing: Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Time: 7:00 PM
Poetry Reading: Beck Center for the Arts
Time: 8:00 PM
10.21.04 – Detroit, MI
Book Signing: Borders Bookstore (Ann Arbor)
Time: 7:00 PM
10.22.04 – Minneapolis, MN
Onstage Interview and Book Signing: Loft Literary Center
Time: 12:00 Noon
10.23.04 – Denver, CO
Book Signing: Tattered Cover
Time: 7:00 PM  
Poetry Reading: The Soiled Dove
Time: 10:00 PM
10.24.04 – Vancouver, BC
Book Signing: Chapters – Broadway and Granville
Time: 2:00 PM
Poetry Reading: Arts Club Theatre
Time: 8:00 PM
10.25.04 – Seattle, WA
Book Signing: University Bookstore
Time: 7:00 PM
Poetry Reading: Mirabeau Room
Time: 9:00 PM
10.26.04 – Portland, OR
Book Signing: Powell’s Books on Hawthorne
Time: 7:30 PM
Poetry Reading: TBA
10.27.04 – Los Angeles, CA
Book Signing: Virgin Megastore
Time: 7:00 PM
Poetry Reading: TBA
10.29.04 – Chicago, IL
Book Signing: Borders Bookstore
Time: 7:00 PM
10.30.04 – Bloomingdale, IL
Book Signing: Tower Records/Video/Books
Time: 4:00 PM

POSTED September 30, 2004 12:00AM IN THE TRIPWIRE Comments (2)




  1. JXL16 says:

    This means the niceties and proprieties of life loose priority. ,

  2. Crazy42 says:

    Conservancy- board member Joe Rota e-mailed back that they liked the concepts. ,