John McNally will read from his novel, After The Workshop, a satirical story which will put you in mind of writers like Michael Chabon and Nick Hornsby. Twelve years after graduating from the prestigious Iowa Writers' Workshop, Jack Sheahan, the protagonist of McNally’s witty third novel, suffers from chronic self-doubt and a decade-long case of writer’s block. He keeps an unfinished novel in a box under his telephone books and earns his living as a media escort for literati invited to read in Iowa City. Sound familiar?
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