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Reading on the Signal, Friday, September 17th

Tomorrow, Friday 17th, I'll be reading from my novella MAY-SEPTEMBER on WYPR's "The Signal" at noon and 7 pm. You can listen on the radio or the Internet. MAY-SEPTEMBER won first place in the Press 53 2010 Open Awards and is available at the festival for purchase as part of the Press 53 Awards Anthology. Judge Amy Rogers says that "May-September is confident, resonant, achingly heartfelt, gorgeous—and surprising. The writing is spare and elegant. This story of unspoken desires is beautifully layered, thick with tension and full of passion."