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Elwin Cotman Reads From Hard Times Blues With Patty Templeton 8/23

Friday, August 23, 7pm
Quimby’s Bookstore
1854 W North Ave

In Elwin Cotman’s new book Hard Times Blues (Six Gallery Press), zombies, elves, hobos, Martians, dragons; musical ghosts and sorcerous retail managers wreak havoc. These five lyrical and satirical fables look at the lives of the alienated and dispossessed through a fabulist lens. Drawing inspiration from the Gothic, pulp fiction, rock’n’roll, the Bible, and anime (to name a few), Cotman writes American fairy tales for a 21st century audience. For more info: http://lookmanoagent.blogspot.com/

“Elwin Cotman writes like a brilliant maniac, as if he’s afraid someone will take his pen away too soon.”–Timothy Schaffert, author of The Coffins of Little Hope

Patty Templeton (below, right) writes hellpunk in a handbasket full of ghosts, freaks and fools. Her work has appeared in PseudopodPodCastleSteam Powered II and Criminal Class Review. She won the first ever Naked Girls Reading Literary Honors Award and has been a runner-up for the Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Award. For more info: http://pattytempleton.livejournal.com/

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