Some very lucky folks in Philadelphia got to celebrate the release of One Story issue #97, “Bar Joke, Arizona” with the author Sam Allingham.
Sam sent a few pictures, and this dispatch from the bar:
Even for a dive bar, Fiume is small; probably around half the size of your living room. So the place was fairly crowded for our “Bar Joke, Arizona” publication party last Friday. I especially enjoyed it, since Fiume is my neighborhood bar, and it was nice to share some of my writing with the regulars. While no drink specials were offered, Fiume’s three dollar shot-and-a-beer special was plenty special enough. Living in West Philadelphia has many perks. As an added treat, a couple of subscribers showed up, including One Story author Rachel Cantor (Issue 18, “Picnic After the Flood”), whose experience and talent made me feel incredibly young. The pictures from the night are all fairly grainy – this is a low-light sort of place we’re talking about – but I thought you might like to see some of Fiume’s famous signage.
Thanks to all of the subscribers who stopped by. Let us know what you thought of “Bar Joke, Arizona”!