Tuesday, August 28, 2007

the prodigious, voluminous, stratospheric, behemothic, recrementitious, yet unpretentious chris barzak world domination day

today is a really big day.

a really really really big day.

so very big.

the biggest of them all.

it is Chris Barzak World Domination Day.

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Today, August 28th 2007, Youngstown author Chris Barzak will have his first novel released to the public.

Published by Bantam Books, you can find his novel here.

It must be a way cool feeling to see your name on amazon.

Chris moved back to Ytown after spending 2 years in Japan. His second novel is set in that country.

And if you need more information about Chris, you can read an interview with him from the Shout Youngstown blog here.


Since this blog is also the official source for all things trendy, there is an event this Saturday you all are invited to.

Chris is celebrating the release of his novel in a very hometown-proud way: by hosting a party/book signing at the Oakland Center for the Arts, 220 W. Boardman St, on Saturday, September 1, from 7-11 pm. The event will feature wine, finger foods from local venues, a reading from the novel, and time to meet, mingle with, and get an autograph from the author.

Not content with letting his work speak for itself, Mr. World Domination has also organized a variety of local artists to contribute work inspired by or relating to the novel. Such artists include Jason Van Hoose, Michael Green, James Pernotto, Marcie Applegate, Sharon Meenachan, Lynn Cardwell, Patrick Hyland, Fred Shepherd, Tracy Segreti, Amber Slik, Amy Woodyard, Tony Romandetti, and Angelo LaMarca, all displaying their art this Saturday.

Local vocalists BJ O'Malley and Robert Dennick Joki will also be performing songs inspired by the novel.

Chris will also sign books at the following places:
- Borders in Niles, OH, Sept 15, 2-4 PM
- Mac’s Backs in Cleveland Heights, OH, Sept 22, 5 PM
- Youngstown State University Poetry Center Reading, Oct 2, 7 PM
- Barnes and Noble in Boardman, OH, Oct 9, 7 PM
- Barnes and Noble, Boardman, OH, Oct 18, 7 PM.

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Best of future luck to Chris Barzak. Good guys like him deserve all the success they desire.

1 comment:

Christopher Barzak said...

It was actually my friend Matt's idea! LOL