This March, the Larkin Square Author Series is thrilled to host three local authors for an evening of sharing their recent books all set in Buffalo: Michael Farrell, John Howell and Michael Burns Haggerty. The discussion will take place in the Filling Station restaurant on Wednesday, March 8th, from 5:30 pm to 6:45pm.
Michael Farrell’s latest novels “Running with Buffalo” (2013) and “When the Lights Go Out” (2015) are both set in Buffalo. “Running with Buffalo” follows recent college graduate Joseph P. Cahan as he attempts to launch a writing career, navigate his role among his friends and family, and find a place to call home. The more recent novel “When the Lights Go Out” trails local musician Johnny Nolan’s journey of walking away from the stage and dealing with familial crisis and the rediscovery of music’s revelatory meaning.
John Howell’s novel “City of Blight” (2016) is a sort of Sopranos meets House of Cards on a local city level, with a great love story thrown in. Buffalo is a character in this story told from the point of view of Paul Cappellano who comes back to his two loves after forty years: Buffalo and Nancy Paradise, former City Queen (Miss Buffalo), and finds himself framed for murder.
“Sweet Cheeks and More Stories from the Nickel City” (2017) is a vibrant collection of short fiction from author Michael Burns Haggerty. These comically dark and frighteningly real stories present the hard-hitting, determined, and flawed characters that live and die in Buffalo and Western New York.
“This is sure to be a particularly lively discussion with such a wide range of stories set in our city,” says Leslie Zemsky, Larkin Square Director of Fun. “We love any opportunity to highlight the work of our local authors.”
Talking Leaves will have copies of all the books available for purchase and signing. Beer, wine and light fare offered as well. The talk is free and open to the public thanks to the support from presenting sponsor KeyBank and sponsor Independent Health.