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A Different Kind of Reading Tomorrow: Dolphin Bookshop, Port Washington, NY

Hi! Fresh off my writing existential crisis, this is where I’ll be tomorrow:

This event is going to be something else. I’m there with six other (wildly talented!) teen authors, and instead of doing our reading at the beginning of the night—so if you can’t make it on time, you miss it—we’ll be doing short bursts of readings throughout the night.

They will be about one minute for each author.

Each one will be different.

They are themed.

And—if we read too long—we get dinged.

(No joke! There’s a bell! Gae promises she will use it!)

This event is all thanks to the incredible organizer Gae Polisner, and I’m just so thrilled she asked me to take part.

So come see Matt Blackstone (A Scary Scene in a Scary Movie), Christopher Grant (Teenie), Michael Northrop (Trapped), Gae Polisner (The Pull of Gravity), Léna Roy (Edges), Arlaina Tibensky (And Then Things Fall Apart) and me (Imaginary Girls, but uh you know that), tomorrow at the Dolphin Bookshop in Port Washington, New York. We’ll be there from 5:30 to 9, and you can stay as long as you like.

And seriously, if you get there any time between 5:30pm and 9pm you’ll hear a reading. There will be no repeats! I have also heard rumor of cupcakes?

I’ve chosen the bits I’m reading… selected from throughout Imaginary Girls, not just the first chapter (which is what I normally read at events). So you’ll get to hear me read pieces I’ve never ever read out loud in front of humans before! These are pieces about Chloe and Ruby, of course, and also about their parents, about London, and about Owen.

Also, this is my first book event on Long Island… the place where I was born. I only lived there as a baby, but I remember visiting my grandparents there when I was young. Now I get to go back. Hope to see some of you there!