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Stories & Beer this Sunday: Champaign, IL

11 Mar

I’m taking my table on the road again, this time to Champaign, IL to sell some books at the Stories & Beer reading this Sunday. Check this line-up out: Jim Ruland, Dave Housley, Chad Simpson, Ted Sanders, and Laura Adamczyk. Yes, yes, yes, yes, annnd, yes. It’s at the Indi Go Gallery starting at 6pm, but you’ll want to show up to the Figure One Gallery at 4pm to see readings by William Gillespie and Amy Hassinger. Aaron is calling this a “reading crawl / afterreading / afterparty” which sounds perfectly awesome.

There’s an interview about it all with myself and Jim Ruland up at Smile-Politely. You should give it a read, and if you’re in the area, stop out to Stories & Beer, see some art, drink some beer, hear some stories. It’s a good life.

Smile Politely Chambana

12 Nov

Champaign-Urbana’s, Smile Politely, has a great interview with Andy Devine, Adam Robinson, and Michael Kimball re: Andy’s reading this Sunday at The Iron Post. I’m planning on going to this. Whose comin’ with me?

Stories & Beer Reading Series
ft. Andy Devine
4pm @ the Iron Post
120 South Race Street
Urbana, IL 61801

This is Aaron Burch reading last month at Stories & Beer, a couple stories from his recent book How to Predict the Weather:

That was a weekend to remember.

A Selection from a selection

11 Nov

Another Everyday Genius post at another apt time, a selection from Andy Devine’s “A Grammar for Fiction Writers.” Here is my own selection from the selected:

Every work of fiction can be improved.

Fiction writers must find a way to manage their incompetence if they are to continue writing fiction. The conception of the fiction is always greater than the execution of the fiction.

The great fiction writer is possessed by considerations that nobody else cares about.

Only jackasses use whom.

The reader knows that it is a fiction. Don’t let the reader think that it is a fiction.

While you’re enjoying Devine, you should clear your calendar this Sunday so you can attend his appearance for the Stories & Beer Reading Series at
the Iron Post in Champaign-Urbana. I’ll be there. Will you?