I was an honourary Italian last night! I was invited to read at the ‘Not So Nice Italian Girls Reading Series’ run by the lovely Michelle Alfano and Giovanna Riccio. The theme of the night was hot and seamy (it is August, after all, and we’re talking Mediterranean blood here), so I pretty much just stood in front of a bunch of strangers and read smut. Other readers were the equally smutty (in the most dignified and wonderful way) Elisabeth de Mariaffi, poet Catherine Graham, writer Koom Kankesan, and K.D. Miller. For more photos go here.