Clare Mao will be reading at  DTN on Oct. 8 .

Clare Mao will be reading at DTN on Oct. 8.

Are you doing anything special for Halloween?

I'm going to not dress up and attend at least two shitty Halloween parties (no shade; all Halloween parties are shitty) just so I can repeat my favorite Halloween joke I've been telling for three years now. "What's your costume?" "An Asian fetish."

What have you worked on lately that you're proud of? 

I restarted my OkCupid profile and this latest iteration is pretty good.

What can people expect from your reading?

Expectations are for cops.

What's your favorite scary movie?

I don't really like watching movies, sorry. The last movies I saw were Wong Kar-Wai's In the Mood for Love and 2046 and both made me think about myself/my desires/my relationships with people afterwards, which was scary because those are all things I try to avoid thinking about as much as possible.