This Saturday is the annual Gist Street reading and BBQ here in Pittsburgh. It'll feature Graywolf Press poets Martha Collins, Joe Campana and Susan Wheeler, and its fictioneers Robert Hill and Paul Lisicky. What all that means, I'm not sure, since I've never been to a reading in Pittsburgh before. Apparently, because it rains so often -- some say the city is second only to Seattle for rainfall -- people grill even when it's raining. This is a phenomenal idea for an Angeleno. I swear, if people BBQ in the rain, I"m taking pictures.