Literary: Joseph Bates

Area author Joseph Bates’ just-published debut collection of stories, Tomorrowland, is getting sweet notices from a variety of sources, including local novelist and University of Cincinnati professo

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Joseph Bates

Area author Joseph Bates’ just-published debut collection of stories, Tomorrowland, is getting sweet notices from a variety of sources, including local novelist and University of Cincinnati professor Michael Griffith: “Tomorrowland is a revelation, combining slightly skewed or fantastic conceits, a darkly comic tone and wonderfully nimble, funny prose, all in the service of a surprisingly serious, touching vision.” 

Count us intrigued. Bates — a creative writing professor at Miami University whose previous book, The Nighttime Novelist, was a guide for those with limited writing time — reads from and discusses Tomorrowland

7 p.m. Free. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Norwood, 513-396-8960, josephbeth.com.

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