February 24, 2009

It's day nine of the Ben Tanzer virtual book tour

Ben Tanzer virtual book tour 2009

Sweet Georgia Brown! It's day nine of CCLaP's latest artistic experiment, a two-week "virtual book tour" being conducted by Chicago author Ben Tanzer, in support of the story collection Repetition Patterns that the center put out last fall. You can click here to read more about the tour if you'd like, including the entire schedule and what exactly a "virtual book tour" is anyway.

Today, Ben stops by the offices of one of the only legitimate journalism sources to be a part of this tour, the Chicago Literary Examiner run by Robert Duffer, part of the overall Examiner.com network. He and Ben did something interesting for today's stop, as a matter of fact; first the two played a loose game of word association, including Ben's thoughts on each term brought up, and then Ben sat down and wrote a new flash-fiction piece about those words, running as exclusive new content at the Examiner website. It's a pretty cool little experiment in my opinion, and I encourage you to check it out yourself.

Anyway, you can click here for the entire thing over at the Chicago Literary Examiner; and don't forget to stop by again tomorrow, when Ben will be chatting with Californian author and friend of CCLaP Jason Riley.

Check out previous tour stops: Pete Anderson | Elizabeth Crane | Jason Jordan | What To Wear During An Orange Alert | Tim Hall | Virtual postcard | Michael FitzGerald | Amy Guth |

Filed by Jason Pettus at 12:51 PM, February 24, 2009. Filed under: CCLaP Publishing | CCLaP news | Literature |