MAKE DO: Chicago Release Party for Green Gospel by L.C. Fiore

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: MAKE Literary Productions: Sarah Dodson / ph. 773.552.7440 / / MAKE Literary Productions presents MAKE DO: Readings & Honky Tonk Book Parties or A Honky Tonk Happy Hour Chicago Release Party for L.C. Fiore’s Debut Novel, Green Gospel When: Friday, August 12, 6:30 p.m. / Where: The newly opened Gentner Furniture Gallery, 228 W. Kinzie (Upstairs from Gilt Bar, scross from the Merchandise Mart) /Cost: FREE, complementary beer and snacks What: L.C. Fiore reads from his debut novel Green Gospel / Lindsay Hunter, celebrated author of Daddy’s, also reads /Special performance by The Spares’ Steven Hendershot +  friends before and after the short readings L.C. Fiore is a former Chicagoan and graduate of Northwestern University’s MA in English Literature. An award-winning short story writer and editor, he has published stories in MAKE Magazine, Folio, Michigan Quarterly Review, Wascana Review, and the anthology Flash: Short Stories about Youth, among others. He currently serves as an Associate Fiction Editor of MAKE.  Green Gospel (Livingston Press, 2011) is his first novel. Lindsay Hunter is the author of the critically acclaimed short story collection Daddy’s (featherproof, 2010). The Chicago author and MAKE Contributing Editor is also the co-host of Quickies!, a flash fiction reading series dedicated to exposing short prose works. She keeps a blog of her experiences as one of Chicago’s most promising authors. Steven Hendershot is the cofounder of The Spares, a popular Chicago group known for their skillful combination of folk, blues, and rock. The Spares recently released the album, Everything is Easy. You can sample their music at MORE ON MAKE: MAKE Literary Productions, NFP is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose purpose is
to publish and promote contemporary literary writing and visual art. MAKE is a biannual publication not only showcasing established and emerging talent, but also creating a lasting document of the current writing and visual arts landscape.  It is a literary, artistic object in pursuit of a thematic vision.  MAKE DO is a new roving series of literary-centric events. MORE ON GREEN GOSPEL AND L.C. FIORE Review copies available! L.C. Fiore is available for interviews. Contact Joe Taylor ( at Livingston Press to request a copy or an interview.

Livingston Press, Station 22, The University of West Alabama, Livingston, AL 35470

Phone (205) 652-3470, FAX (205)-652-3717 Author: L. C. Fiore / TitleGreen Gospel /Genre: mystery, ecological fiction Release Date: June 20, 2011 /Pages: 298/ Price: $29.00 library bind; $18.95 trade paper ISBN 978-1-60489 -072-3 library binding; ISBN 978-1-60489-073-0, trade paper Distributors: Baker and Taylor, Brodart, Coutts, Ingram, Midwest Book Services, Small Press Distribution (SPD), Yankee Book Peddler, and others. DESCRIPTION: On a rain-swept Florida highway, eco-terrorist Edie Aberdeen is robbed and left for dead. When two police officers rescue her, she offers nothing of where she came from and nothing of what she fled three-thousand miles to leave behind. Green Gospel deftly navigates past and present while moving across the landscapes of California, Florida, and Oregon. This vivid debut novel examines the roots of fundamentalism; the powerful sway of community; and the heart of the question of whether or not people change. PRAISE FOR Green Gospel “. . . powerful writing. . . . as skillful as they come at describing a scene and putting the reader in a place in time.”New York Journal of Books “Assuming you go ahead and read the first page of Fiore’s marvelous debut, the literary magic that follows will render you astonished, and you’ll be hard pressed to put it down. The gorgeous sentences in this book keep coming, the characters force you awake, and the unforgettable story is real and true.”-Elizabeth Crane, author of You Must Be This Happy to Enter “A powerfully unfolding story of the changing landscapes of our time–physical, cultural, and personal. With Green Gospel, L.C. Fiore establishes himself as a writer of extraordinary sensitivity and insight.”-Alex Shakar, author of The Savage Girl ###

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