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Close Encounters Hits the Road!

My late summer/early fall reading tour is now in motion! Please stop by and say hello!

August 9th
A Cappella Books
484-C Moreland Ave NE.
Atlanta, GA 30307

August 20th
The New Yinzer Reading Series (with Nikki Allen, CM Burroughs, and Emily Rodgers)
4919 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

September 9th
Word Books
126 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222
(With Tao Lin)

September 26th
Baltimore Book Festival
6 pm, CityLit Tent, Washington Monument
With Rafael Alvarez, Madison Smartt Bell, Michael Kimball, and more!