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New Book Of Short Stories Enhances The Art Of Listening

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The oral history and public radio series, StoryCorps, frequently makes the point that “listening is an act of love.”  It is probably not a stretch to imagine that the fictional characters who drive writer Liam Callanan’s new book might buy into that idea.

Callanan, who is an associate professor of English at UW-Milwaukee and an occasional Lake Effect essayist is the author of two novels.  But his latest title, called Listen, is a collection of stories, which inhabit many different places and eras.

"I still feel like short stories are really concerned with a moment; the moment in particular when everything changes for a character. After that moment, nothing is the same as it was for the character at the core of it," says Callanan.

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Milwaukee writer Liam Callanan’s latest book is a collection of short stories called Listen.  He’ll talk about it tonight at a celebratory launch event at Milwaukee’s Boswell Book Company.

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