Upcoming Reading at Ravenna Third Place Books (1/14)


The Strong Man at Third Place Books Ravenna

Ravenna Third Place on 1/14 7 p.m.

January 14, 2010, 7:00 pm
@ Third Place Books, 6504 20th Ave. NE, Seattle, Washington 98115


Matt Briggs reading and launch of Espresso Book Machine (EBM) edition of The Strong Man.

Matt Briggs reads from The Strong Man, the story of Ben Wallace, a hospital lab tech who joins the Army reserve as a way to slight his father, a Vietnam-era draft dodger. When Ben is called up for Operation Desert Shield, the first Gulf War, he realizes he wants to experience what his grandfather has called “the enlightenment of war.”

You can find recent reviews at:

You can find a free social media edition of the book at the Publication Studio Web site (or purchase a made to order copy).

A special feature of tonight’s reading is the launch of an Espresso Book Machine (EBM) edition of The Strong Man, using Third Place Press’s onsite print-on-demand machinery. The EBM edition will be available at bookstores throughout EBM’s international network. Publication Studio and Third Place Press are excited to partner on this real-time publication project that models the use of non-exclusive rights and multi-publisher collaborations. Matthew Stadler of Publication Studio will be on hand to discuss the new project. Free and open to the public.


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