Launch Party For Dave Housley's If I Knew The Way, I'd Take You Home W/ Collins, Squillante, & Brickner

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Launch Party For Dave Housley's If I Knew The Way, I'd Take You Home W/ Collins, Squillante, & Brickner
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Pittsburgh release party for Dave Housley's new story collection, If I Knew The Way, I'd Take You Home. Dave will be joined by Kris Collins, Shelia Squillante, and Rachel Ann Brickner.

About If I Knew The Way, I'd Take You Home (Dzanc):
A KISS cover-band leader pondering a fertility-driven criminal act, a boy watching his hair-metal dad search for love on reality TV, a quiet teenage metalhead stumbling into her own voice while trailing her former roadie father—these are the characters seeking resolution, tempering expectations, and occasionally finding grace and the dignity and strength to go on. Dave Housley's collection examines the quiet desperation and occasional triumphs of growing up and growing older through the prism of music.

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If I Knew the Way, I Would Take You Home is Dave Housley’s third collection of short fiction. Commercial Fiction was published in 2013, and Ryan Seacrest is Famous was published in 2007. He is one of the co-authors of the book Four Fathers, to which he contributed the novella "Evertyhing Worse, All the Time." His work has appeared in Hobart, Mid-American Review, Nerve, Quarterly West, Wigleaf, Dzanc’s Best of the Web, and elsewhere. He’s one of the founding editors and fiction editors at Barrelhouse Magazine, and one of the co-founders and organizers of the Conversations and Connections writer’s conference. He lives with his wife and son in State College, Pennsylvania, where he geeks out about web sites for Penn State.

Kristofer Collins is the owner of Desolation Row Records and the Books Editor at Pittsburgh Magazine. In his spare time he publishes books via Low Ghost Press and Coleridge Street Books. He lives in Stanton Heights with his wife Anna Johnson and their three cats.

Sheila Squillante is the author of the poetry collection, *Beautiful Nerve*, to be released this spring by Tiny Hardcore Press, as well three chapbooks of poetry: *In This Dream of My Father* (Seven Kitchens, 2014), *Women Who Pawn Their Jewelry* (Finishing Line Press, 2012) and *A Woman Traces the Shoreline* (Dancing Girl Press, 2011).

She has published work widely in print and online journals like *Brevity, The Rumpus, No Tell Motel, Prairie Schooner, MiPoesias, Phoebe, Cream City Review, TYPO, Quarterly West, Literary Mama*, *South Dakota Review and elsewhere.*

She is associate director of the MFA programs in creative writing and assistant professor of English at Chatham University. She serves as editor-in-chief of *The Fourth River, *Chatham’s nationally respected journal of nature and place-based writing, as well as associate editor at *[PANK].*

Rachel Ann Brickner is a writer and short filmmaker originally from Pittsburgh. Her work has previously appeared in PANK, Corium Magazine, and IDK Magazine. Currently, she is deciding between graduate programs and resisting the urge to move to Alaska and go fishing for the rest of her life.
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By: East End Book Exchange