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Rivercraft Launch (feat. SALVATORE PANE) *AIR HORN*

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HEY. If you want to see me this Monday in Pennsylvania, I’ll be at Susquehanna University for the RiverCraft launch. The event begins in Isaacs Auditorium at 7:30pm, and I’ll be reading from Last Call in the City of Bridges. Hope to see you all there.

My Glorious Return to Pittsburgh

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AYO! I’m returning to Pittsburgh on April 12th as the main reader for Chatham University’s Minor Bird magazine launch. I can’t tell you how humbled I am that my former students have invited me back. It was only two years ago when I MCed the Minor Bird launch, and in many ways, this isn’t unlike Will Ferrell triumphantly returning to SNL as the host, only it’s not like that at all.

I’ll be reading from Last Call in the City of Bridges, and there will be books for sale. The event runs from 4 to 6:30, and I can’t wait to see all you Pittsburgh pals again. Chatham has been extremely supportive of me, and I couldn’t be more excited to be part of this event.

NEW JR SMITH POEM + MORE LAST CALL REVIEWS

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‘Sup? Y’all excited for the NBA pre-season? I know I am.

A few links I want to share:

1) I’ve got a new Knicks poem up at Sundog Lit for their Games Issue edited by Brian Oliu. Check it out here. Also read work from my girlfriend, Theresa Beckhusen, along with Ian Denning and Sheryl St. Germain among others.

2) Pittsburgh Quarterly gives Last Call in the City of Bridges one of its most positive and complex reviews. Let me know what  you think.

3) Ben Tanzer reviews Last Call over at This Book Will Change Your Life.

4) And finally, Michael Wayne Hampton covers my novel for Necessary Fiction.

Vouched Presents Pittsburgh with Chris Lee, Salvatore Pane, Jeffrey Condran, and Sheryl St. Germain

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Get psyched for the first ever Vouched Books event in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Come to Remedy (5121 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201) from 7-9 on July 5th to hear readings from Chris Lee, Salvatore Pane, Jeffrey Condran, and Sheryl St. Germain. Buy books from Vouched. Then stay for another classic Remedy dance party.

Chris Lee is a writer and musician from West Virginia. His work has appeared in Pear Noir!, Necessary Fiction, and Flywheel Magazine.

Salvatore Pane is the author of the novel Last Call in the City of Bridges and the chapbook #KanyeWestSavedFromDrowning. His work has appeared in American Short Fiction, The Collagist, Hobart, and many other venues. He is an assistant professor of English at the University of Indianapolis and can be reached at www.salvatore-pane.com.

Jeffrey Condran is the author of the forthcoming story collection, A Fingerprint Repeated. His work has been honored with several awards, including The Missouri Review’s 2010 William Peden Prize and Pushcart Prize nominations. He is an Assistant Professor of English at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and co-founder of Braddock Avenue Books.

Sheryl St. Germain currently directs the MFA program in Creative Writing at Chatham University where she also teaches poetry and creative nonfiction. Her work has received several awards, including two NEA Fellowships, an NEH Fellowship, the Dobie-Paisano Fellowship, the Ki Davis Award from the Aspen Writers Foundation, and most recently the William Faulkner Award for the personal essay. Her books include Going Home, The Mask of Medusa, Making Bread at Midnight, How Heavy the Breath of God, and The Journals of Scheherazade.

Let’s Talk About Charles Barkley And Applebees

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Last week, I was a guest on Dirk Walker’s wonderful Inside Joke podcast. Topics include Charles Barkley eating Applebees, walking around downtown Indianapolis in matching Patrick Ewing jerseys with my girlfriend, and Last Call in the City of Bridges.

Goodreads Giveaway for Last Call in the City of Bridges

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Hey. Do you want to read Last Call in the City of Bridges without having to pay for it? BOOM! Now you can enter this Goodreads contest and be entered in a free drawing to win signed copies of my novel and an NES or SNES game from my personal collection FOR FREE! What are you waiting for?

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Last Call in the City of Bridges by Salvatore Pane

Last Call in the City of Bridges

by Salvatore Pane

Giveaway ends June 12, 2013.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

Started From The Bottom Now We Here/Started From The Bottom Now The Whole Team’s Here

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Started from the bottom now we’re here
Started from the bottom now my whole team here
Started from the bottom now we’re here
Started from the bottom now the whole team here
Started from the bottom now we’re here
Started from the bottom now my whole team here
Started from the bottom now we’re here
Started from the bottom now the whole team here

I done kept it real from the jump
Living at my mama’s house we’d argue every month
I was trying to get it on my own
Working all night, traffic on the way home
And my uncle calling me like “Where ya at?
I gave you the keys told ya bring it right back”
I just think its funny how it goes
Now I’m on the road, half a million for a show
And we…

Started from the bottom now we’re here
Started from the bottom now my whole team here
Started from the bottom now we’re here
Started from the bottom now the whole team here
Started from the bottom now we’re here
Started from the bottom now my whole team here
Started from the bottom now we’re here
Started from the bottom now the whole team here

Boys tell stories about the man
Say I never struggled, wasn’t hungry, yeah, I doubt it
I could turn your boy into the man
There ain’t really much I hear that’s poppin’ off without us
We just want the credit where it’s due
I’ma worry about me
just as a reminder to myself
I wear every single chain, even when I’m in the house
Cause we…

Started from the bottom now we’re here
Started from the bottom now my whole team here
Started from the bottom now we’re here
Started from the bottom now the whole team here
Started from the bottom now we’re here
Started from the bottom now my whole team here
Started from the bottom now we’re here
Started from the bottom now the whole team here

No new friends, we don’t feel that
No fake friends, where you real friends at?
We don’t like to do too much explaining
Story stays the same I never changed it
No new friends, friend we don’t feel that
No fake friends, where you real friends at?
We don’t like to do too much explaining
Story stay the same through the money and the fame
Cause we…

Started from the bottom now we’re here
Started from the bottom now my whole team here
Started from the bottom now we’re here
Started from the bottom now the whole team here
Started from the bottom now we’re here
Started from the bottom now my whole team here
Started from the bottom now we’re here
Started from the bottom now the whole team here

Books and Booze Podcast

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Last night, mere moments after the Knicks’ excruciating loss to Boston, I recorded a podcast about Last Call in the City of Bridges with the fine folks at Books and Booze. I want to thank Renee Pickup, Jessica Taylor, and Dakota Taylor for having me. I tried to keep it together and only devolved into a long tirade about Reggie Miller once. Topics include social media, Nintendo, Weekend at Bernie’s II, and the time David James Keaton bought me a Spider-Man fighting ring for our trip to Vegas.

Two Reviews, a Podcast, and a Pizza Place (HAHA GET IT? LIKE THAT VAN WILDER TV SHOW LOL :))

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You want some Last Call in the City of Bridges updates? No? Fine. Would you like to hear my long, rambling thoughts about the time Chris Childs punched Kobe Bryant in the face?

Please come back. I need approval via social media to live.

Ian Denning wrote a really complex, intriguing review of Last Call here. Check it out. This is the kind of dialogue I really hoped my book would be involved in as we were gearing up to publish it. I can’t express how humbling getting a review like this is.

Also, check out the homer view from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Finally, for the more comic-savvy crowd, I sat down with Mark Poulton for the Talking About Our Issues podcast over at Image Addiction. We mostly talk about comic books and The Black List (my graphic novel which is available here digitally before it’s released physically here later this year), but we also talk Last Call.

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Play Nintendo With Me At AWP

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GUYS! If you swing by the Braddock Avenue Books table (Y17), you can get a SIGNED copy of my novel and PLAY NINTENDO WITH ME. That’s right. We’re going to play NES.

I’ll be there 10:30 through noon on Thursday, and then a few other times throughout the conference. This is your opportunity to challenge the 1995 Video Game Championship II Scranton Branch Winner.