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Author Reading & Discussion with Anthony Koranda

May 11, 2023 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT

Free
Broken Bottles by Anthony Koranda book cover & Anthony Koranda author photo

Join us for an author reading and discussion with Anthony Koranda.  Author of Broken Bottles.  Copies of Broken Bottles will be available for sale after the event.

Broken Bottles by Anthony Koranda book coverAnthony Koranda author photoAfter growing up with an alcoholic mother and an intermittent stepfather, Alex pines for connection, even as he sabotages his life with substances, and substitutes one failed relationship for the next. Shuffling from troubled home to chaotic institution, he narrates his strange search through Chicago’s gritty gutters and lonely lakefront spaces with a voice that is clear, honest—and unforgettable. Anthony Koranda’s debut Broken Bottles is earning comparisons to Denis Johnson and Nelson Algren. It’s a searing debut destined for a space among the classics of Chicago literature—a story both strange and familiar about one person’s path through the chaos of youth, in a quest for acceptance and hope.

Anthony Koranda is a writer and educator who lives in Chicago with his wife and dog. He received a Master of Fine Arts from Columbia College Chicago. His writing has appeared in Allium, A Journal of Poetry and Prose, Sobotka Literary Magazine, Cowboy Jamboree, Hair Trigger, Arkansan Review, Potato Soup Journal, The Magnolia Review, Barren Magazine, and Into the Void, among others. Find him online at www.anthonykoranda.com

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Date:
May 11, 2023
Time:
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT
Cost:
Free
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Coralville Public Library
Phone
319-248-1850
Email
reference@coralville.org
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Schwab Auditorium
1401 5th Street
Coralville, 52241 United States
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Phone
319-248-1850
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