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

With the holidays fast approaching, we're taking a cozy approach with the November 19 installment of Bar Flies, New Times' monthly live reading series at Valley Bar in downtown Phoenix. The theme: Family Ties. 

The readers: Maxfield Barker, Evie Carpenter, Nikki DeLeon, Katie Johnson, and Molly McCloy.

Johnson is curating, with music by Kevin Vaugh-Brubaker. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the reading begins at 7. Tickets are $5, and you can get them through Valley Bar

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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