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Events Wed Feb 05 2014

Don't Start Me Talkin' Book Release Feb 9

Curbside Splendor is prepping for the spring with a packed catalog of books. Join them at the Hideout 1345 W. Wabansia, on Sunday February 9th, 8pm for the release of Tom Williams' Don't Start Me Talkin'.

In addition to being the published author of numerous short stories, reviews, and essays, Williams is an associate editor of American Book Review and the Chair of English at Morehead State University.

Joining Williams at the event will be authors Cris Mazza, Ben Tanzer and Davis Schneiderman.

Don't Start Me Talkin' follows the fictional character Brother Ben, a Delta blues musician, on the road during his final tour. It's fitting then that there will be live music after the readings provided by writer turned musician Marvin Tate (who also has an upcoming book release with Curbside).

The event is $10, which includes of copy of the book.

Williams will also be supporting his novel on Saturday, February 15th at 57th Street Books, along with a reading from writer and professor at Columbia College's Creative Writing Department, Eric Charles May.

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