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Mayapple author George Dila to read – Grand Rapids, MI – Friday November 9th, 2014

George Dila, author of Nothing More to Tell

Nothing More To Tell – George Dila

George Dila, author of Nothing More to Tell, will read at Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters on Friday, November 7, at 6:30 p.m. GLCL is located at 758 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI. (Map) Admission is free. He will be joined by John Mauk.

George will share from his latest collection of short stories, Working Stiffs, published by One Wet Shoe Press earlier this year. Caitlin Horrocks says, “The characters in George Dila’s stories may be at the mercy of uncompromising bosses, but that doesn’t stop them from waging their own battles. Whether they’re being asked to look the other way or conquer a city, the characters in these delightful stories scheme and survive, full of life and humor.”

George’s short stories and personal essays have appeared in numerous journals, including North American Review, Raleigh Review,

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Mayapple author George Dila to read – Ann Arbor, MI – Saturday October 18, 2014

Nothing More To Tell - George Dila

Nothing More To Tell – George Dila

Author: George Dila
Mayapple Book: Nothing More to Tell
What: Short Story Reading: George Dila & John Mauk
Where: Book Unbound Bookstore
Address: 1729 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor MI Map
When: Saturday, October 18 at 7:00 pm
Phone: 734 369 4345

George Dila will be reading from his new short story collection Working Stiff. The stories in Working Stiff are crafted with crisp language and buoyant dark humor that beautifully reveal unique and intense situations. He is a native Detroiter now living in Ludington, and is founder/director of Ludington Visiting Writers.

John Mauk is a Michigander at heart who currently teaches writing at Miami University of Ohio. His new short story collection is Field Notes for the Earthbound. “If Lewis Nordan and Flannery O’Connor had a baby, it would be John Mauk.” — Jack Ridl.

Signing to follow.

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Mayapple author George Dila to lead flash fiction & prose poem workshop – Saturday June 28th, 2014 – Kalamazoo, MI

George Dila, author of Nothing More to Tell

Nothing More To Tell – George Dila

George Dila, author of Nothing More to Tell, will help to lead a workshop called “Flash Fiction & the Prose Poem”. Philip Sterling will help lead the workshop.

When: Saturday June 28th, 2014 11am to 3pm
Where: the Parkview location of Kazoo Books. The address is 2413 Parkview Avenue Kalamazoo, MI 49008 (Map)
Cost: $40.00

Space is limited. Please call the store at (269) 553-6506 to reserve your spot.

More details: http://www.kazoobooks.com/?page_id=1162

Mayapple authors George Dila and Mariela Griffor to read – Kalamazoo MI – Saturday January 18 2014

Nothing More To Tell - George Dila

Nothing More To Tell – George Dila

What: Geroge Dila, author of No New Tale to Tell will be joined by Mariela Griffor, author of House, for a poetry reading. The readings will consist of a mix of published and unpublished works.

When: Saturday January 18 2014 1:30pm

Where: Kazoo Books
2413 Parkview Avenue
Kalamazoo,MI 49008
USA

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Mayappple Press author George Dila to appear at Kalamazoo Valley CC – Thursday Nov. 8th


Kalamazoo Valley Community College’s “About Writing” Visiting Writers Series presents author George Dila, Thursday, November 8, 2012 in the Student Commons Theater, room 4240 at the Texas Township Campus. At 10 a.m. he will present a craft talk on what makes a good short story. At 2:15 p.m. he will read a selection from Nothing More to Tell.

Dila’s stories and personal essays have appeared in North American Review, Driftwood, Palooka, Third Wednesday, Current, Traverse, Literal Latte, Christian Science Monitor and other publications.

A native Detroiter and graduate of Wayne State University, George now lives with his wife Judith in the Lake Michigan coastal town of Ludington, where he directs the activities of Ludington Visiting Writers, a literary program he founded in 2001. He is also the fiction editor of Third Wednesday, a quarterly literary journal.

KVCC’s “About Writing” series is orchestrated by instructor Rob Haight and offers students the opportunity to dialogue with professional writers and listen to their work.

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A new trailer for George Dila’s “Nothing More To Tell”

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Nothing More To Tell – George Dila

Nothing More To Tell - George Dila

Nothing More To Tell – George Dila

Trade Paperback. 100pp.
$15.95 plus S&H
2011, ISBN 978-1-936419-05-0

 
“Nothing More to Tell” by George Dila is available in a Kindle edition. Click here to download from Amazon.

Nothing More to Tell brings together short stories that reflect the combined effects of history, family, and society on the men and women of Michigan’s small towns and big cities. Dila’s prose presents us with a view of middle-aged, middle-class men that is at once ruthlessly

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