He’s still at it. Van Whitfield, author of the as-yet-unpublished manuscript Beeperless Remote (see Bookmarks, 6/16), now aspires to raise promotional money the old-fashioned way: through patrons. On Oct. 1 at Schmoozie’s Restaurant and Blind Willie’s Jazz Club in Greenbelt, Md. (where one of Beeperless‘ chapters takes place), Whitfield holds a fund-raising gala for himself. If his self-publishing career never takes off, he should look for work in politics. Supporters can call (301) 577-8069.