Live from Prairie Lights: Tom Macher

Jul 11, 2018

07:00 PM

Prairie Lights Books, Second floor

15 South Dubuque Street, Iowa City, IA 52240

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Writers’ Workshop graduate Tom Macher will read from his memoir, Halfway, about his time spent in boys’ homes and halfway houses as a teen. “In Tom Macher’s tough new memoir, halfway is a condition of the heart and soul as much as it is a refuge for wayward boys… Many of the boys we meet along the way don’t make it, but one of them endures, and a lone voice survives, as Tom Macher returns to tell this beautiful tale.” —Charles d’Ambrosio

Tom Macher grew up in Georgia, New York, and California and spent his teenage years bouncing around from boys’ homes to halfway houses to communes in Montana, New York, and Louisiana. He has twice received fiction fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Halfway is his first book.

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