To celebrate the release of his new book SO SAY THE WAITERS, the Atomic Fiction Series will host a conversation with author Justin Sirois and special-guest poet Adam Robinson as part of our Hampden Holidays Five First Fridays celebration (every Friday leading up to Christmas is a neighborhood-wide First Friday party).
"So Say the Waiters could easily be the next Repo Man." - The Baltimore Chop
“As a reader, I’m always looking to get lost in a story, to open a book, turn one page and then another, and find myself unable to put it down. So Say the Waiters achieves this in spades. Sirois has created a dazzlingly raucous and fast-paced world, filled with characters that are relatable yet still capable of remarkable surprise. You have to read this.” - Laura van den Berg, author of What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us
JUSTIN SIROIS is a writer living in Baltimore, Maryland. His most recent books include MLKNG SCKLS, Falcons on the Floor, and The Last Book of Baghdad (forthcoming) written with Iraqi refugee Haneen Alshujairy as well as The Heads (forthcoming from Newlights Press). Justin has received several individual Maryland State Art Council grants and a Baker "b" grant in 2011.
ADAM ROBINSON is the author of Adam Robison and Other Poems, which was a finalist for the Goodreads poetry award, and Say Poem. He is a contributor to HTMLGiant and has work published in numerous journals, including Aesthetix, Fence, Lit and The Shattered Wig Review. In 2006, Robinson founded the award winning small press, Publishing Genius. He teaches in the MFA program at University of Baltimore.