Pretty stoked in the planning of this summer's Featherproof & Friends Van Tour, this July...
The Dollar Store is a mixture of comedy and literary readings where everything is inspired by junk bought at a dollar store. It's been featured on National Public Radio and in major newspapers such as the Chicago Sun-Times and Tribune. The show has sold out it's Chicago home for 3 years running, and has successfully toured to St.Louis and New York. More information can be found here: dollarstoreshow.com. This summer we're embarking on the biggest Dollar Store Tour yet!
This tour will include the following authors, (at various times). The books, reading series, and presses they represent are in parentheses. Amelia Gray (AM/PM , Featherproof Books, 5 Things Austin reading series), Caroline Picard (Green Lantern Press, The Parlor reading series), Zach Dodson (boring boring boring, Featherproof Books, The Show 'n Tell series), Mary Hamilton, and Lindsay Hunter (QUICKIES! reading series), Jac Jemc (The Rejection Collection ), Blake Butler (Scorch Atlas, Featherproof, EVER, Calamari, Lamination Colony), Patrick Somerville (Trouble, Vintage, The Cradle, Little, Brown), and of course Jonathan Messinger (Hiding Out , Featherproof Books, The Dollar Store reading series).
Here are the cities we plan to be in when:
Chicago Launch Party, Thu, July 2nd
Nashville, Fri, July 3rd
Austin, Sun, July 5th
Houston, Mon, July 6th
New Orleans, Tue, July 7th
Atlanta, Thu, July 9th
Washington DC (Maybe Baltimore?), Sat, July 11th
New York City, Sun, July, 12th
Brooklyn, Mon, July, 13th
Boston, Tue, July, 14th
Albany, Wed, July, 15th
Detroit, Thu, July, 16th
Not sure which legs of this I'll be on (possibly the whole thing, but at least certainly half), but we'll have early copies of Scorch Atlas on hand, well before the 09/09/09 release date.
This is something that happens.
On a sidenote, reviewers interested in promo copies of Scorch Atlas, please drop me a line (please include relevant info like where the review might run, thanks!)