DTCV’s James Greer to conduct a reading at the Clinton Street Social Club on October 1

From left to right: Chris Dunn, James Greer and Guylaine Vivarat of DTCV. — photo via DTCV

The Englert Theatre announced today that DTCV’s James Greer will stop by the Clinton Street Social Club to read from his new collection of short fiction, Everything Flows, on October 1. The reading is presented on behalf of the Englert Theatre and Prairie Lights Book Store, and it comes just hours before the former Guided By Voices singer will take the stage at The Mill for a show alongside Iowa City’s Samuel Locke Warde. How’s that for a local collaboration?

This free, all-ages event begins at 6:30 p.m. on the Clinton Street Social Club’s third floor. Greer will be joined by poet and Writers’ Workshop graduate Danny Khalastchi.

Everything Flows publisher synopsis:

The eighteen stories range from short and surreal to long and surreal, but all share a consistency of intent: to fracture traditional narrative tropes and reassemble the shards into coherent, if occasionally undulant and meandering forms (see: the title). Greer mixes anachronistic pseudo-history and unserious/serious digressions into pop culture, pop physics, pop philosophy and pop music (see: the title), to arrive at something both universal in scope and intensely personal, twisting language(s) into sometimes-strange shapes to devise new ways of looking at familiar things.

Everything Flows also features the art of Guided by Voices front man Robert Pollard. Besides being known as one of today’s most prolific song-writers, Mr. Pollard’s irrespressible creativity has been an inspiration to many. His stunning color collages make a fantastic compliment to Mr. Greer’s writing.

For more information about DTCV’s show at The Mill, check out our event preview.