Word has it that the Depressed Reader who posts on this blog has joined forces with perpetually depressed (in-between expense-paid trips to Disneyland) lit-blogger "Galley Cat" Nathalie Chica and others to form a new organization called the Depressed Literary Support Group. They'll be holding their own July reading, at which they'll stare at one another for three hours with occasional moans about the awfulness of the Underground Literary Alliance and what the crass upstarts are doing to literature instead of leaving it alone as the possession solely of enervated literary depressives like themselves!
Other depressed writers like Rick Moody, Elissa Schappell, Amy Hempel, Jay McInerney, and Neal Pollack have quickly submitted applications to join the new group. (In Moody's case, his butler and nanny submitting it for him.)
REMINDER: The ULA's own event is July 16th at Medusa Lounge, part of ULA Weekend in this town.