Labyrinth Books and Wild River Review invite you to a reading of stories
that probe ordinary lives as well as the struggles and insights of undocumented Mexican immigrants, hospital “lifers,” returning veterans and highway philosophers, among other unforgettable characters.
“Author Mark Lyons asks us to slow down, pull over, and turn down the engine...and manages to create a world rich enough to make many novelists envious...deserves to be read and relished” (Philadelphia Inquirer) A starred review and Kirkus Indie Book of the Month selection, Brief Eulogies at Roadside Shrines has already been named an important landmark in the literature of multiculturalism.
Mark Lyons: is the Director of the Philadelphia Storytelling Project (PSP), where he uses digital storytelling in his work with teens and the immigrant community. In his most recent work with PSP, Project HOME, he produced a series of audio stories on homeless veterans, collaborating with photographer Harvey Finkle. Lyons` past literary work includes writing, translating and co-editing Espejos y Ventanas / Mirrors and Windows, Oral Histories of Mexican Farmworkers and Their Families, published in English and Spanish. With twenty–five years of experience working in the Latino community as a health worker and community organizer, he was the director of the Farmworkers Health and Safety Institute. He serves as the editor of Open Borders, the Wild River Review series of immigrant stories.
About Wild River Books: Wild River Books helps authors tell and promote stories that make a difference in the world. Through Wild River Consulting & Publishing, Wild River Books also runs the international online literary and arts magazine Wild River Review (www.wildriverreview.com) with loyal readers from every corner of the world.