If you’re interested in the writing workshop I’m leading, click here.
Chicago area Liquid Inkers, know that I’ll be appearing with Geralyn Hesslau Magrady at the Oak Park Public Library on December 4th at 2:00.
Geralyn and I will do short readings, then interact and take questions on the writing process, the publishing industry, and our muses. Both of our recent novels—Geralyn’s latest is titled Lines—see fires as central events and metaphors. In my case, it’s a bungalow fire; in Geralyn’s, it’s the Great Chicago Fire. There’s plenty of overlap between the books, including keen senses of place and history.
I love discussing books at library events where the crowds tend to be sober, unlike in the bar events I most often attend. Hope to see you.
I met the start of the work week with the news that another review for The Fugue has appeared, this time in Alternating Current/The Coil. This review is generous and humbling, with the reviewer, Al Kratz, paying some of the most careful attention any reviewer has paid to the narrative.
[The] qualities that made the read challenging are also why it was ambitious, realistic, and ultimately, a success. There are no easy answers. There is no easy way to tell the story.
I won’t shy away from saying it’s a bit of a dream come true to be reading this Wednesday night at The Book Cellar as part of Local Author Night. Local authors join me: Paul Barile (My Brother’s Hands), Laura Quinn (Punk Charming), Maggie Kast (A Free, Unsullied Land), Donna Urbikas (My Sister’s Mother), Martin Seay (Mirror Thief), at 7PM.
The Book Cellar
June 15, 2016 7:00
4736-38 N Lincoln Ave Chicago, IL 60625
I’m really excited to be reading in NYC this week as part of the Guerrilla Lit Reading Series at Dixon Place. One note: this event is free but requires tickets, so if you’re planning to go, please secure tickets to be sure you can get in.
I’m joined by Jacob Appel and Gordon Haber. Jacob is the author of The Man Who Wouldn’t Stand Up while Gordon has founded the e-book press company, Dutch Kills Press. They are accomplished men-of-letters, and I’m thrilled to appear alongside them.
There’s always something special about doing book events in New York City. It’s strange to do it so soon after the glowing review of The Fugue appeared in the Chicago Tribune. I feel an odd bit of pressure. Still, it’ll be great to get back to some of my old stomping grounds and see old friends. If you’re in the area, I’d love to see you!
Guerrilla Lit Reading Series
Gint Aras, Jacob M. Appel, Gordon Haber
Dixon Place 161A Chrystie Street, NY, New York