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Interview on the Signal (WYPR fm)

I will be on WYPR’s “The Signal” on Friday, March 14th reading work from Close Encounters and to promote my reading with Dave Housley (Ryan Seacrest Is Famous) and Christine Stewart (“Right Here, Right Now”) at Minas Gallery on March 15th. You can listen live at noon and 7 pm or access the podcast from WYPR’s website!