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Here! Here! Randy, cheers!

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Thank you, Randy! Iโ€™d like to put my name in the hat!

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Enjoy everyone! Would love to see a Chicago (or Midwest) event one day as well.

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Shoutout to all the Substackers whoโ€™ve taken their time to organize readings (local and remote) among other things!

Iโ€™d be a much worse writer without all your selflessness.

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Right on, RANDY!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

Good wishes to the Hindsight Readers!!! These stories have been phenomenal to watch!!! Excited for all of you!!!

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I didnโ€™t know how or why, but I could look at fifty different bars and somehow I just knew. Every city I went to. As soon as I set foot of the plane. I knew a writing workshop was close. Setting up franchises all over the country. The smell of dried ink. Dirty shoe prints all clustered in one specific spot. That aroma of old reader sweat like fried chicken. The feel of a floor still reverberating with applause from the night before.

Hats off to Randy!

Once the British get past the small obstacle of illiteracy, eyem sore then well hav a werkshop hear in no tim et al.

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YAY! Iโ€™ll be there. Canโ€™t wait.

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Sometimes, the way to proposition a giant is by simply propositioning said giant.

Ask and you shall receive... the permission to build a community.

First, thanks Chuck! And it's a thank you not just for helping me make Story Night New York happen, but a thank you for your overall generosity to the writer/attempting-writer community. (I identify as the latter.) Too many things you've done that benefit us. I believe I represent many people here with this thanks.

Second, I have to give thanks to two non-substackers: Maria and Honor! Two key players that helped me greatly in designing and organizing Story Night New York. I would have to work way way harder on this if not for them. God forbid...

Third, looking forward to meeting other writers and fellow attempting-writers at The Churchill Tavern on 9/12 and more dates in the future. I've always felt so alone writing in the big big city. Now, at least, I will know there exists others who feel equally alone... Let's help each other be better at this words thing we like to do.

Finally, if there are people who can regularly attend Story Night New York and are good at cameras, please come talk to me on 9/12. I will be the Chinese fella at the front with a cowboy hat in which your names will go and be drawn.

Sometimes, the way to build a community is by building it. You are all a part of this thing now. Let's go.

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Iโ€™m in. iโ€™m from the Bronx. But Iโ€™m in and Iโ€™m going to bring one of my stories to read.๏ฟผ๏ฟผ

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Great work Randy! I hope it becomes a new sacrament for the writers and those who like to listen to good stories in your area.

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Thanks for organizing this Randy.

I'm in the city. Let me know if there's anything I can do to help. If I can, I will.

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Will be there with something to read!!!! So excited!!!! Tyvm Randy!!!! I made my first trip to New York City last week since I was 12. I have severe PTSD and it was a phobia I conquered. I saw the Naked Cowboy even!!!!!

Life can't be better. Thanks so much!!!!

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Tomorrow is still a go in NYC I assume?

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