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My Second Guest Reading for Tucson, The Novel: An Experiment in Literature and Civil Discourse

Lately, I’ve been helping out my friend and editor Shannon Cain with her performance art project, Tucson The Novel: An Experiment in Literature and Civil Discourse. The experiment entails serializing her novel during the weekly Tucson Mayor and City Council Meetings’ public comment period. She gets three minutes a week to speak. Yes, it’s going to take years. When Shannon can’t make it, I have sometimes had the honor of filling in for her. You can check out a write-up of what it’s like to read fiction to the mayor and city council at my guest post on the project’s blog. Here is the official Channel 12 footage of my guest reading a few months ago. Go to the 38-minute mark to see the reading. Or view our bootleg footage below. Enjoy!