Upcoming Readings | April 11 & April 15

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Irish American Heritage Center
Saturday, April 11
6:30-9pm

Since September 2014, I have spent most of my Thursday evenings at the memoir writing workshop at the Irish American Heritage Center. The workshops are lead by Oakton Community College Professor of English Virginia Gibbons and curated by the ever-commited and talented, Theresa Choske.

Anam Cara means soul friend. In these workshops, we bring what we can. We are informal, opening the second floor library doors each week to the working writer, the struggling writer, the young writer, the dreaming writer, the in-love writer, the grieving writer, the elder writer, the tired writer–any writer–to come to the table with a pen and paper and with what words, or lack of them, we are capable of carrying that day.

Anam Cara Storytelling is a celebration of the writing we have been capable of carrying for the past year. I will be reading about ghosts, as usual. Others will be reading about ghosts, too. I hope you’ll join us.

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CHIRP Radio Presents: First Time, First Lie
Martyrs’
Wednesday, April 15th
8pm

In 2012, I performed at CHIRP Radio‘s “First Time, First Digs” live lit event. I told a story about my first apartment in Massachusetts. I paired it with the Tom Waits’ song, “Hold On.” It was a magnificent experience and I am grateful to have the opportunity to read again at “First Time, First Lie” at Martyrs’ on April 15. I won’t tell you what my first lie is, but I can assure you it will open an inverted world of wonder, faith, curiosity, satire, church, and restitution. Please, do come.

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1PM Hour

1:59 PMThe Fall Laptop Dog from Ersatz GB (Cherry Red)
1:56 
PMStephen Malkmus & The Jicks Dragonfly Pie from Real Emotional Trash (Matador)
1:49
 PMRatatat Breakaway from Sun and Shade (XL)
1:45
 PMThe Dutchess and the Duke Let It Die from Sunrise/Sunset (Hardly Art)

1:40 PMConor Oberst Milk Thistle from Conor Oberst (Merge)
1:36 
PMKid Koala Music For Morning People from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Ninja Tune)
1:32
 PMFiona Apple Extraordinary Machine from Extraordinary Machine (Epic)
1:30
 PMJEFF The Brotherhood Stay Up Late from We are the Champions (Stolen Recordings)
1:26 
PMThe Riverdales Judy Go Home from The Riverdales (Lookout!)
1:20 
PMZombi Time of Troubles from Escape Velocity (Relapse Records)
1:16 
PMTom Waits In The Neighborhood from Swordfishtrombones (Island)
1:12 
PMTori Amos Frog On My Toe from Talula (Atlantic)
1:07 
PMJames Blake Measurements from James Blake (ATLAS)
1:03 
PMDinosaur Jr. Ocean In The Way from Farm (Jagjaguwar)
1:01 
PMNirvana Molly’s Lips from Incesticide (DGC)

12PM Hour

12:58 PM
L7 Shove from Tank Girl Soundtrack (Warner Bros./Elektra)
12:51
 PMRainer Maria Mystery and Misery from Long Knives Drawn (Polyvinyl)

12:46 PMSocial Distortion Winners and Losers from Sex, Love and Rock ‘n’ Roll (Time Bomb Recordings)
12:42 
PMThe Mutts Pray For Rain from Real Bright (8eat8)
12:36 
PMThe Kills The Last Goodbye from Blood Pressures (Domino)
12:33 
PMAmon Tobin Piece of Paper from ISAM (Ninja Tune)
12:29
 PMThe Roots The OtherSide (featuring Bilal Oliver & Greg Porn) from undum (Def Jam)
12:22 
PMDaft Punk Human After All from Human After All (Virgin)
12:18
 PMGogol Bordello Start Wearing Purple from Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike(SideOneDummy Records)
12:14
 PMFeist Graveyard from Metals (Cherrytree)
12:10
 PMWoods Be All Be Easy from Sun and Shade (Woodsist)
12:07
 PMFleet Foxes White Winter Hymnal from Fleet Foxes (Sub Pop)
12:05
 PMSarah and the Crosscuts Tighnioga from Gun Shopping With Clint Eastwood (Self-Released)