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Bar Flies at Valley Bar: Here's the Lineup for the July 9 Reading

Fresh on the heels of last night's first-ever Bar Flies — brought to you by Phoenix New Times and Valley Bar — we'd like to announce the line-up for the next installment in the live reading series.

The second Bar Flies will take place Thursday, July 9 at Valley Bar, Charlie Levy's new downtown Phoenix venue. Katie Johnson, a former New Times contributor who's appeared onstage all over town, including SMoCA's Lit Lounge, is curating, and the readers are Beth May, Sara Palmer, Evan Roberts, Jason P. Woodbury, and Amy Young. 

Editor's Note: Stephanie Chen will be reading in place of Amy Young. 

The Audio Ranch will provide the playlist, and while the food side of things at Valley Bar may not be up and running by then, we can definitely promise you drinks. Those will cost you. The stories are free. Doors open at 6. 

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Amy Silverman is a two-time winner of the Arizona Press Club’s Journalist of the Year award. Her work has appeared on the radio show This American Life and in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Lenny Letter, and Brain, Child. She’s the co-curator of the live reading series Bar Flies, and a commentator for KJZZ, the NPR affiliate in Phoenix. Silverman is the author of the book My Heart Can’t Even Believe It: A Story of Science, Love, and Down Syndrome (Woodbine House 2016). Follow her on Instagram (@amysilverman), Twitter (@amysilvermanaz), and at