Sunday, May 24, 2009

Dollar Store Tour

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!)

16 comments:

Adam Morrison said...

corduroy, shit. That's hot.

I'll see you at the NYC date fer sure, maybe can even align for Detroit and go fishing with brother markus.

There's a whole string of dollar stores in NYC on 14th street east if you're running out of material by then. And you can get a beer at Otto's Shrunken Head after an afternoon of dollar-shopping. Or the Beauty Bar. By then I'll seriously need a haircut.

BLAKE BUTLER said...

i just realized 'adam morrison' = derek ha, what is adam morrison.

let's align and make goat heads out of wet noodles and papers

Adam Morrison said...

Not that I'm giving up on Prefontaine just yet...

gene said...

you should definitely be in boston. that shit is out of our store = brookline booksmith.

davidpeak said...

chicago. pabst blue ribbon.

Matt DeBenedictis said...

The Atlanta one should be held in a dollar store on Memorial drive. Everyone will have bats. Everything read must be read from being written on a bat.

BLAKE BUTLER said...

david, chicago is definite for me i think

boston i am aiming at hard

atlanta will be at the intersection of boulevard and freedom, where we can compete fiendishly for change

elizabeth ellen said...

detroit!! you gotta hit detroit, blake.

BLAKE BUTLER said...

DEE Troirt

ken baumann said...

damn. no L.A., never L.A.

BLAKE BUTLER said...

i be tryin to get out there and portland and etc by end of year. hopes.

christian said...

no philadelphia?

Lily Hoang said...

CHICAGO!! I'll be there, Blake!

omg, i feel like a 12 year old girl, i'm so excited...

Dan Wickett said...

Ken,

You'll just need to pop into Detroit - you'll have Blake, EE, Burch, Markus, Matt Bell, Morrison/Prefontaine, ...

BLAKE BUTLER said...

christian, i threw in a suggestion for philly. i think we're still hashing out... would love to come thru there :)

lily, yes!

good call dan, i am going to get ken arriving somewhere damnit

somethingsomethingelse said...

boston, bastille day, woot

let boston know if you need anything. boston is better than you think at helping out!