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A Recording of “The Outlaw Bride”

As mentioned in earlier posts, I was the opening reader at the September 12 Babylon Salon, an occasional reading event held at Cantina, a lovely bar in downtown San Francisco. The event organizers recorded the readings, and Timothy Crandle, USF crony and reading-organizer extraordinaire, sent me a sound file.

So here is me reading the opening of “The Outlaw Bride” in front of a live and raucous audience — absolutely a gratifying event for a writer! (Plus a bonus Robert Olen Butler joke!)

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2009

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2009

If you want to know “what happens next,” be sure to buy The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2009, due out in October. Bon appetit!

Thanks again to the event organizers, including Lindsay Holland, who gave me a lovely intro, Timothy, and Laurie Ann Doyle. It was also wonderful to catch up with Anthony Gonzalez and Nick Krieger (both USF 2007), Lisa Catherine Harper, Karl Soehnlein, and many others.

(Oh, and for a little more Eggers:  while traveling in California I bought and devoured Zeitoun, Egger’s harrowing true-world saga of a family surviving much more than Hurricane Katrina. Strongly recommended!)

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