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The 1-5-B, Episode 7: Michael Gills Reads from Emergency Instructions

The 1-5-B, Episode 7: Michael Gills reads from Emergency Instructions

On Thursday, September 28, Utah writer Michael Gills came to Salt Lake City’s Finch Lane Gallery as part of READ LOCAL, a collaboration between Salt Lake City Arts Council and 15 Bytes, with financial support from Utah Humanities, in which we pair emerging local writers with established writers for a reading and discussion of their work.

Michael Gills is author of three collections of short fiction, including The House Across From the Deaf School (Texas Review Press, 2016), two novels, including Emergency Instructions, and the visionary memoir White Indians, both published by Raw Dog Screaming Press in 2017 and 2013, respectively. Part two of White Indians is forthcoming. He is Associate Professor/Lecturer of Writing for the Honors College at the University of Utah. Gills’ collected papers are archived at Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Gills read a chapter from his new novel, Emergency Instructions, published this summer by Raw Dog Screaming Press. The recording is featured in this episode of The 1-5-B.

Gills appeared together with Joe Totten, who read his short story “The Starling Killers.” You can listen to that podcast here.

Totten and Gills appear in another episode, discussing their craft here.

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The 1-5-B is 15 Bytes weekly(ish) podcast on the Utah art community, featuring interviews with artists, writers, performers and curators.

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