James Greer wrote the book on Guided by Voices…literally. The former editor for Spin Magazine is the author of Guided by Voices: A Brief History: Twenty-One Years of Hunting Accidents in the Forests of Rock and Roll, a book about the band with which he played bass. More recently Greer has been focusing on novels and screenwriting. He’ll be in town this week promoting his new novel, The Failure (Akashic). There are several opportunities to see Greer and learn more about The Failure, which is partially set in Dayton:
-On Wednesday night, I’ll be interviewing Greer on Kaleidoscope on WYSO 91.3FM. The show is 8-11pm and will also feature information on the FilmDayton festival.
-On Thursday, Greer will reading at the Town & Country Books & Co. in Kettering beginning at 7pm.
-On Friday, Greer will hold a private house-show style reading in Dayton. There are still a few slots open for this event. You can find out more and reserve a slot by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. This reading will also be broadcast live on Ustream beginning at 7:45pm. Click here to sign in as a guest and watch.
-Greer will also be part of a Q&A session about an upcoming film project, Cleo, at the FilmDayton Festival (May 14-16).