Welcome to Night Vale: An evening with Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor & John Darnielle

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An evening with Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor with special guest moderator John Darnielle

Discussion followed by book signing

Presented by Flyleaf Books, this event will be held at The Varsity Theater,  123 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

*Tickets sold through Flyleaf Books only and include entrance to show and a copy of the book.

** Please note that book's release date is October 20th. You can pick up your pre-ordered copy at Flyleaf or at The Varsity on the night of the event.

About the book and authors:

From the creators of the wildly popular Welcome to Night Valepodcast comes an imaginative mystery of appearances and disappearances that is also a poignant look at the ways in which we all struggle to find ourselves...no matter where we live.

"Hypnotic and darkly funny. . . . Belongs to a particular strain of American gothic that encompasses The Twilight Zone, Stephen King and Twin Peaks, with a bit of Tremors thrown in."--The Guardian

Located in a nameless desert somewhere in the great American Southwest, Night Vale is a small town where ghosts, angels, aliens, and government conspiracies are all commonplace parts of everyday life. It is here that the lives of two women, with two mysteries, will converge.

Nineteen-year-old Night Vale pawn shop owner Jackie Fierro is given a paper marked "KING CITY" by a mysterious man in a tan jacket holding a deer skin suitcase. Everything about him and his paper unsettles her, especially the fact that she can't seem to get the paper to leave her hand, and that no one who meets this man can remember anything about him. Jackie is determined to uncover the mystery of King City and the man in the tan jacket before she herself unravels.

Night Vale PTA treasurer Diane Crayton's son, Josh, is moody and also a shape shifter. And lately Diane's started to see her son's father everywhere she goes, looking the same as the day he left years earlier, when they were both teenagers. Josh,

looking different every time Diane sees him, shows a stronger and stronger interest in his estranged father, leading to a disaster Diane can see coming, even as she is helpless to prevent it. Diane's search to reconnect with her son and Jackie's search for her former routine life collide as they find themselves coming back to two words: "KING CITY." It is King City that holds the key to both of their mysteries, and their futures...if they can ever find it."

Joseph Fink created and co-writes the Welcome to Night Valepodcast and touring live show. In his mid-twenties he started Commonplace Books, a very small publishing company, producing two collections of short works which he edited and laid out at his office job when his boss wasn't looking. Later Jeffrey approached Joseph with the idea of writing a play about time travel. They co-wrote and performed this play in the East Village in August of 2011. Soon afterwards, Joseph started brainstorming a new project he and Jeffrey could co-write and this led to the pilot episode ofWelcome to Night Vale. He is from California but doesn't live there anymore.

Jeffrey Cranor co-writes--along with Joseph Fink--the hit podcast and touring live showWelcome to Night Vale. He also makes theater and dance. He has written more than 100 short plays with the New York Neo-Futurists, co-wrote and co-performed a two-man show (What the Time Traveler Will Tell Us) with Joseph, and collaborated with choreographer (also wife) Jillian Sweeney to create three full-length dance pieces: Imaginary Lines, This could be it., andVulture-Wally. Jeffrey lives in New York State.

John Darnielle is a writer, composer, guitarist, and vocalist for the band the Mountain Goats. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel Wolf in White Van


Event date: 
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Varsity Theater
123 East Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514