Last Thursday we were delighted to get out ye olde blue stacking chairs for a celebratory event: the launch of Lauren Becker’s debut short story collection, If I Would Leave Myself Behind. If you like your fiction fearless, funny, and profound, then this is the book for you. And you don’t have to take our word for it—Malvern favorite Joshua Mohr, author of the brilliant Fight Song, says Lauren “knows how to mix that perfect cocktail—equal parts pathos and elegant insight, with just a splash of humor.”
Lauren was joined on our stage by two top blokes: Malvernite Tyler Gobble (below center), who admirably took on the roles of both MC and reader, and Josh Denslow (below right), who plays drums in the electro-pop band Borrisokane when he’s not writing awesome fiction. You can watch all three of them in action below. And don’t forget to check out our events calendar for upcoming excitements—we’ve got a lively summer ahead of us!