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Burrow Press Presents: Clean Time

March 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Celebrate the release of Ben Gwin’s debut novel
CLEAN TIME: THE TRUE STORY OF RONALD REAGAN MIDDLETON, a darkly comic satire of recovery memoirs, celebrity worship & academia, published by Burrow Press.


Doors: 7pm. Reading: 8pm.
Beer, wine & books for sale.
No tickets required, but RSVPs encouraged.
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Visiting from Pittsburgh, Ben Gwin will enlist 9 local writers to help him read from the reality TV show script that appears within his novel. He’ll be available after the reading to sign books.

Local literary magazine spotlight: opening up the evening will be short readings by Jon Chopan and J.D. Scott, recent contributors to the Central Florida-based literary magazine Obra/Artifact.

Readings will take place in the upstairs theater. Seating is general admission, first-come, first-served.

Can’t make the reading itself? Show up anytime. We’ll be partying before and after. Come hang out with all the friendly folks who populate Orlando’s literary community.


Tons of FREE street parking along Rosalind Ave and all around Lake Eola (meters are free after 6pm).
Central Parking Garage right behind the venue between Central and Pine.


Ben Gwin’s writing has appeared in The Normal School, Mary: a Journal of New Writing, Bridge Eight, Thin Noon, Belt Magazine and others. He’s taught creative writing to inmates in the Allegheny County Jail, and to veterans in the Pittsburgh VA. He lives in Pittsburgh with his daughter.

Jon Chopan is an assistant professor of creative writing at Eckerd College. He received his BA and MA in American History from SUNY Oswego and his MFA from The Ohio State University. His first collection, Pulled From the River, was published by Black Lawrence Press in 2012. His work has appeared in Glimmer Train, Hotel Amerika, Post Road, Epiphany, The Southampton Review, and elsewhere. He is the winner of the 2017 Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction for his collection Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1, which will be published by the University of Massachusetts Press in the Fall of 2018.

JD Scott is a writer, editor, and educator. Recent and forthcoming publications include Best American Experimental Writing, Best New Poets, Prairie Schooner, Denver Quarterly, Salt Hill, Sonora Review, The Pinch, Ninth Letter, Tampa Review, and elsewhere. More of JD can be found at jdscott.com.


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March 16, 2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Gallery At Avalon Island
39 South Magnolia Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801 United States


Ben Gwin
Burrow Press
Obra / Artifact