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Book Release & Signing with X.C. Atkins!


Join us for a book release & signing with X.C. Atkins, author of Grace Street Alley & Other Stories, published by Makeout Creek. Free & open to the public.

About the book: Years in the making, and set largely in Richmond, Virginia, these 27 interlinked stories follow Levy Bahm as he navigates education, love, race, work, drink and violence, and strives to understand his place in a universe that's mostly uncaring yet still somehow beautiful. With cover art & illustrations by Mauricio Patarroyo.


About the author: X.C. Atkins is an alumnus of Virginia Commonwealth University. His fiction has appeared in the anthologies Richmond Noir, The Evil One and The Chinatown Bus Stories, as well as in the journals Prairie Schooner, Paper Darts, Annalemma Magazine, Makeout Creek and more. He currently works as a bartender in Los Angeles. For more about the author, click here.