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march, 2016

11marfriKorby Lenker – Medium Hero7:00 pm - 9:30 pm Event Type :Reading + Live Show

Event Details

Korby is an award-winning singer-songwriter and his first book, Medium Hero, just came out on Turner Publishing. He’ll be at The Wild Detectives for a very special event in which he’ll present his book and also play a few of his songs.

Korby Lenker’s first book features twenty-seven stories culled from his fifteen years as a solo touring indie artist. The stories are as colorful as his titles suggest — Rat’s Dude, Manboy and the Mafia Table, Catlady — and flourish under his descriptive, empathetic pen. From a romantic encounter turned family crisis, to a humorous eulogy for his recently deceased piano teacher, to an unlikely visit with a convicted felon in a California desert, he has distilled an unusual life into a few potent vignettes you will read more than once. Korby is in love with the world and has the gift of making readers see things his way.

“Korby Lenker’s keen control of narrative voice is spot-on in each of these stories — distinctive, disarming, entertaining, and completely convincing.”
– Tim O’Brien

“By chance, I saw Korby play music one night and knew I had to meet him. The stories in Medium Hero are just like his songs — clever and well-crafted, with a tendency to linger in your mind long after you’ve finished reading. Very entertaining!”
– Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple

“These stories straddle a border between an Everyman’s search for meaning and a highly specialized look at modern Americana…A quick, pleasurable set of short stories that track the emotional and intellectual struggle of several young men.”
– Kirkus Reviews

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(Friday) 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


The Wild Detectives

314 W 8th St, Oak Cliff, Dallas