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Appearance: Oak Park Public Library, December 4th

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.

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Reading in New York, 3/30

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

7:30 PM

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Two Chicagoland readings, back to back

The good people at the Morton College Library have agreed to host two readings next week. I’m very happy to present my novel at the library, which has benefited my writing tremendously. Obviously, The Fugue is set in Cicero; these are the only readings I have planned in my hometown, so they should be special.

During these readings, one in the late morning, January 25th, the other in the early evening, January 26th, I’ll have our students in mind, and I’ll talk about writing as a lifelong craft and profession. However, they are free and open to the public!

The Morton College Library is on Morton College campus, almost right in the middle. Head through the courtyard/amphitheater, enter through the glass doors and take a left in the vestibule.

3801 S Central Avenue, Cicero, Illinois

The following hyperlinks will take you to Facebook event pages where you might RSVP. Of course, you don’t have to. Just come, and bring a friend!

Session One—January 25th, 11:00 AM Morton College Library Cybercafe

Session Two—January 26th, 7:00 PM Morton College Library Cybercafe

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Photo by Morton College Library.


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Reading at KGB next Thursday, 4/2

If you’re in New York and have been following my writing for a while (or even if you haven’t), I hope you’ll come to KGB on Thursday, 4/2, to hear me read from my forthcoming novel, The Fugue.

Click here to see the Facebook invite.

This is part of the Columbia Faculty Selects series. I’ll be reading with two talented writers, fellow graduates of Columbia University’s MFA program, poet Hilary Dobel and essayist Marin Sardy.

To have been selected is an honor. Also, god damn, I realize I have really missed New York, last visited in 2012.

Hope to see you, and hope you bring friends.