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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Wolfgang Books Reading Series Continues September 11th with Guest Author Tom McAllister

Tom McAllister author of Bury Me in My Jersey: A Memoir of My Father, Football and Philly will be featured in the Wolfgang Books Reading Series at Steel City Coffee House.

Phoenixville, PA Tom McAllister, author of Bury Me in My Jersey: A Memoir of My Father, Football and Philly will visit Phoenixville, PA for the Saturday, September 11th installment of the Wolfgang Books Reading Series at Steel City Coffee House.

McAllister is a graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop and La Salle University. A Lecturer in the English Department at Temple University, his work has appeared in various publications. Bury Me in My Jersey is his first book, recently published by Random House.

“I always think of sports as something bigger than the game on the field,” says Jason Hafer, owner of Wolfgang Books and moderator of the Reading Series. “Tom’s book definitely addresses that, in addition to being a genuinely moving and sincere memoir.”

The Wolfgang Books Reading Series at Steel City Coffee House is collaboration between two of Phoenixville’s most distinctive businesses and began in March, 2010.It has been met with great success and aims to become one of the premier literary events in the Philadelphia area.

The format of the Reading Series is an informed interview with the author conducted by bookstore owner Jason Hafer, an author reading, audience questions, and a booksigning. Books are for sale at the event and prior to it at Wolfgang Books.

“This is the first event in our fall lineup,” says Hafer. “We’re happy to get it started with a Philadelphia area writer, plus it’s the day before the Eagles’ opening day.”

The event takes place on Saturday, September 11 at 3 pm at Steel City Coffee House (203 Bridge St. Phoenixville, PA 19460). Attendees are encouraged to arrive 10-15 minutes prior to get a good seat and pick up a cup of coffee or a snack. Free and open to the public.

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