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Bar Flies at Valley Bar in Downtown Phoenix: Here's the October 8 Lineup

The city's newest reading series is a big hit — if we say so ourselves. 

The next installment of Phoenix New Times' Bar Flies will take place at 7 p.m. September 30 at Crescent Ballroom. Tickets are on sale now for the Best of Phoenix collaboration with Scottsdale Public Art and the Museum of Walking, which involves an interactive element where audience members literally take a walk. Tickets are going fast; buy yours now.

And today we have some news — the lineup for the October 8 edition of Bar Flies at Valley Bar, curated by New Times Culture Editor Becky Bartkowski. 

Bartkowski's Bar Flies will place at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 8, at Valley Bar (doors open at 6) and will feature Jessie Balli, Josh Chesler, Melissa Dunmore, and Emily Roberts.

Music will be provided by The Audio Ranch. The theme: Ghost Stories.

Tickets are $5 and they are on sale now. 

To get information about reading at an upcoming Bar Flies, email 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