Some Upcoming Readings/Events

My never-ending book tour for Waiting for the Dead to Speak is continuing, with a lot of events scheduled over the next few weeks. I’m eager to be reading at some of my favorite book stores on the East Coast in the next few weeks. If you happen to be in any of these areas, I encourage you to come on out!

Friday, October 28 2016 7-9 p.m.

Midtown Scholar Bookstore,  1302 N. 3rd Street, Harrisburg PA

I will be the feature, and an open mic will follow.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 6:30-8:30 pm.

RiverReads Bookstore, 5 Court Street, Binghamton NY

I will be reading with Dawn Leas and Jason Allen

Saturday, November 5 2016 3 p.m.

Buffalo Street Books 215 N. Cayuga Street, Ithaca, NY

I will be reading with Dawn Leas. Ocean Vuong will also read at 5:30 p.m.

A Little Treasure in Binghamton

More and more, independent bookstores are becoming an endangered species, thanks to Amazon and some other factors. But last night, I had the pleasure of partaking in a reading at a great indie bookstore as part of the launch party for the new issue of Harpur Palate, in which my poem “After Work” appears. RiverRead Books in Binghamton is located at 5 Court Street, right in the downtown, and only minutes from the SUNY Binghamton’s campus, if you’re traveling by car. Each section of the store is fairly expansive, and they have a section dubbed “slightly used books” in which you can find some classic literature and also some more contemporary works for a cheap price.

From what I observed last night, RiverRead Books is also a vital part of the community, hosting several events beyond the Harpur Palate launch party. If you are tri-state area writer, I suggest trying to book a reading there with local writers. Last night, we had around 70 people at the reading, including many college students, but I think the bookstore also worked hard to promote the reading.  If you are in semi-close proximity to Binghamton, I recommend visiting the bookstore and supporting the local business.

You can learn more about RiverRead Books by visiting its website here. To check out Harpur Palate, click here.