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Some local love: The Inman Review

By Melanie Yarbrough

Y’all. I love where I live. There is an amazing coffeeshop, bookstore, vintage store, pizza cafe, and bar within a block of me. There are also movie theatres, bakeries, a beautiful library and at least four other squares within a short walking distance. I live in heaven. Or, Inman Square. Another thing I’m grateful for? We’re sort of the land of the quote unquote hipster, but once you get to know these people and this community, you realize how unfair all that talk is, and you can revel in knowing that there are other people who genuinely appreciate warm days, bike rides, old books, good beer, good music, community, and art in all its forms. Tonight, there is a celebration of just that. From an email I received about two seconds ago:

Inman Review Volume 3 is out
Join us at Lorem Ipsum Books tonight for St. Patty’s fun and to celebrate the launch of the latest volume of the Inman Review.
The Inman Review is published by the Cambridge Street Press, a gang of local creatives who are committed to collecting and showcasing the writing, arts, and culture of Inman Square.

Sponsored by Inman-dwellers Pretty Things Beer and the 1369 Coffee Shop, local poets and authors will read from their works, punctuated by acoustic sets by Bell and the Bees, Chris Fullerton, and Girl Bullets. The party will continue afterwards with a DJ set and St. Patty’s treats.

Festivities will begin at 7:30 pm. Copies of the Inman Review will be available for purchase.

So if you’re a local and you love it, I’ll see you there!

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Improving Indie Author Events

By Shane Solar-Doherty

On Monday night I went to a reading at Lorem Ipsum Books, a local used shop, a business I get great pleasure out of supporting. They were hosting Lindsay Hunter and Christian TeBordo, two authors with debut story collections with Featherproof Books, an indie publisher out of Chicago. Featherproof sent Hunter and TeBordo out on a five-stop tour that they dubbed the Road Read tour. Their fourth stop was Lorem Ipsum.

Hunter and TeBordo picked funny and daring stories to read and delivered them well. Their stories were very short, and they were read quickly, which the pace of the stories called for. But the reading only lasted about ten minutes, or to measure it another way, approximately one minute for each audience member in attendance. The audience and the authors were crammed into chairs and stools in a corner of the store. And there was no discussion to wrap things up, the part of a reading that I look forward to the most. In the end, I felt lead on, like I was supposed to anticipate what was to come next. And that’s a quality I admire at the end of a well-written story. It’s not what I expect at the end of a reading.

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