Mr. Obie Joe is always interested in hearing about new venues for authors, especially one non-book-related, because that's when the conversations can get a bit interesting.
We just heard about a discussion series called "Drinking Liberally." Based on the democratic feel of a bar -- where everyone's an expert -- the series hosts events with authors to spark the conversation. Drinking Liberally includes film, author tours, and comedy tours, and began in 2003 by a group of frustrated liberals weighing to balance the conversation. There's at least one in every state. Check out www.drinkingliberally.org to see if your book can be a part of this.
As for Mr. Obie Joe, he'll take a neat sip of the Capt. Morgan.