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Thursday, May 9 • 11:00pm - Friday, May 10 •12:00am
Midnight Special: Dramatic Reading — Unbury Carol

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"The last thing I wanna see is myself at a podium, awkwardly trekking through what should be an immersive, electric story."
                                                                                                                                    –Josh Malerman

From the day his first book, Bird Box, was released, Malerman eschewed the traditional (and practical) ways of a public reading, opting instead for something closer to Grand Guignol theater. Using live actors, live music, costumes, and props, Malerman and his crew of freakish friends (featuring fiancé Allison Laakko most of all) have been recreating scenes from his books on stage. Sometimes this re-creation is literal; others, like with Unbury Carol, find the performance a bit more meta, as the scenes come to life around Malerman, who seemingly creates them as the reading unfolds.

Catch this thrilling, unique, and even important performance as Malerman and crew change what readers and writers can expect from a book tour, and the way in which that book is presented.

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Josh Malerman

JOSH MALERMAN is the author of the books Bird Box, A House at the Bottom of a Lake, Black Mad Wheel, Goblin, and Unbury Carol. He’s also the singer/songwriter of the High Strung, whose song “The Luck You Got” can be heard as the theme song to the hit Showtime show “Shameless... Read More →

Thursday May 9, 2019 11:00pm - Friday May 10, 2019 12:00am EDT
Ambassador Ballroom West