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Tonight: Philly Fiction 2

Posted July 22nd, 2009

For those of you who don’t yet know, my colleague Josh McIlvain is not only the information maven for the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe, he’s also the co-editor of Philly Fiction 2, a collection of stories from current and past Philadelphians. Read the piece on the book from yesterday’s Metro, and check out the blurbs below for the new title as well as for Philly Fiction, round one of new Philadelphia stories.

Want a copy? Want a beer? The book will cost you $12, but the beer is free at tonight’s release party. Stop by, congratulate Josh, and say hello! A bunch Live Arts and Fringe folks will be swinging through.

Tonight, 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Skylight 307, 307 Market Street, 2nd Floor. Free!

New Shameless Promotional Blurb

“All in all, Philly Fiction 2 is filled with situations and characters that are original and lively – the kind of storytelling you eavesdrop on in Starbucks or on the train. As a life-long Philly girl, I am amazed and grateful to the editors for pulling together such an authentic collection.”
-Autumn Konopka,

Old Shameless Promotional Blurbs

“I liked every one of the tales in this anthology . . . Philly Fiction rocks: Buy your own copy and see.”
-Philadelphia Inquirer

“[t]he writing sings; in ‘The Shanghai Ship to Love,’ Edward P. Clapp hilariously describes a trip on the Chinatown Express. There’s genuine emotion in Michael Aronovitz’s ‘The Big Picture’ . . . In Greg November’s ‘Dinnertime at 42B,’ a loser pays a hooker for her company, but the woman isn’t pretty, and the ending isn’t Hollywood. Welcome to Philadelphia.”
Philadelphia Magazine, Best of Philly issue

-Philadelphia City Paper

–Nicholas Gilewicz