The Dollar Store is a mixture of comedy and literary readings where everything is inspired by junk bought at a dollar store. It's been featured on National Public Radio and in major newspapers such as the Chicago Sun-Times and Tribune. The show has sold out it's Chicago home for 3 years running, and has successfully toured to St.Louis and New York. More information can be found here: dollarstoreshow.com. This summer we're embarking on the biggest Dollar Store Tour yet!
This tour will include the following authors, (at various times). The books, reading series, and presses they represent are in parentheses. Amelia Gray (AM/PM , Featherproof Books, 5 Things Austin reading series), Caroline Picard (Green Lantern Press, The Parlor reading series), Zach Dodson (boring boring boring, Featherproof Books, The Show 'n Tell series), Mary Hamilton, and Lindsay Hunter (QUICKIES! reading series), Jac Jemc (The Rejection Collection ), Blake Butler (Scorch Atlas, Featherproof, EVER, Calamari, Lamination Colony), Patrick Somerville (Trouble, Vintage, The Cradle, Little, Brown), and of course Jonathan Messinger (Hiding Out , Featherproof Books, The Dollar Store reading series). Stop peeing your pants! I know! Here are the cities we plan to be in when:
Chicago Launch Party, Thu, July 2nd Nashville, Fri, July 3rd Austin, Sun, July 5th Houston, Mon, July 6th New Orleans, Tue, July 7th Atlanta, Thu, July 9th Washington DC (Maybe Baltimore?), Sat, July 11th New York City, Sun, July, 12th Brooklyn, Mon, July, 13th Boston, Tue, July, 14th Albany, Wed, July, 15th Detroit, Thu, July, 16th
Come out and play! Yesssssssssss!