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Author James Sallis and Three Legged Dog: An Evening of Poetry, Prose and Song!
Friday, April 15th at 6:30pm AZ Time
Online sale ends: 04/15/16 at 5:30pm AZ Time
MCC Red Mountain Campus
7110 E. McKellips Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85207
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Over the past fifty years, while "mostly wandering about the house," James Sallis has published fifteen novels, multiple collections of short stories, poems and essays, three books of musicology, reams of criticism, a classic biography of Chester Himes, and a translation of Raymond Queneau's novel Saint Glinglin. Onetime editor of the London-based magazine New Worlds, Jim worked for many years as a reviewer for periodicals including the New York Times, L.A. Times and Washington Post; served for three years as books columnist for the Boston Globe; and maintains a books column at The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. He teaches advanced novel-writing at Phoenix College and plays out often with his band Three-Legged Dog, as sideman for other musicians, or solo. His novels include Drive, from which Nic Refn's award-winning film derived, the six Lew Griffin novels, Death Will Have Your Eyes, and The Killer Is Dying. Jim has received a lifetime achievement award from Bouchercon, the Hammett Award for literary excellence in crime writing, and the Grand Prix de Littérature policière.

 Born in Helena, Arkansas, in 1944, Jim spent his childhood on the banks of the Mississippi River along with his older brother John, a philosopher who's neck and neck with Jim as to published books. Just outside his bedroom window was a drive-in playing music all night: Jimmy Reed, Ferlin Husky, Arthur Alexander. Days he listened to Sonny Boy Williamson on The King Biscuit Hour on KFFA radio, over which he'd later read some of his first stories. Jim played French horn in the school band and has written an essay about his band director, Robert Cinq-Mars, a vastly important influence. At home his turntable regularly spun Mozart, Telemann, Mahler and Tchaikovsky.

Three-Legged Dog is today’s version of the string bands that existed all about the country in the Thirties and Forties, groups that played everything – old time mountain music, blues, ballads, devotional and dance music, jazz, pop tunes of the day – on acoustic instruments.
In a single set you may hear Civil War-era songs, blues, vintage country, Cajun, calypso, gospel, jazz, swing, and originals that sound like all those.


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6:30pm to 8:30pm
Doors open at 6:30pm

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All Ages

MCC Red Mountain Campus<br> 7110 E. McKellips Rd.<br> Mesa, 85207