I love it when new media start-ups put their energy into reinforcing the special-ness of somewhat old-fashioned events. And I also just love events. From book-club chats to radio call-ins to panel discussions to church basement teach-ins, I love to talk to people about the Garden of Eden and all that it calls up for us. Which is why I’m really excited to be partnering with the new web platform Togather this fall. They’re applying a sort of Kickstarter method of generating excitement and funding for new projects to the much-maligned “book tour.” They call it “fansourcing,” putting together authors with their readers for mutual joy and benefit. Here’s a nifty article about Togather in Digital Book World. And the link above will take you to my profile page where you can host or request an event. Help save the endangered book tour!