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Bar Flies at Valley Bar in Downtown Phoenix: Here's the January Lineup

Hey Phoenix, thanks for all the love you've been giving Bar Flies! New Times' new(ish) live reading event at Valley Bar has been selling out for months now. So resolve to get your tickets (just $5!) early for the January 7 Bar Flies. 

Katie Johnson is curating, and the theme is 9 to 5. The readers: Carol Carpenter, Steve Chiefetz, Jake Friedman, Dan Hull, and Kim Porter. Kevin Vaughn-Brubaker is providing the music. 

Tickets are available through Ticketfly. 

If you are interested in participating in an upcoming Bar Flies event, contact Amy at [email protected] 
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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