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Unless you’re Wayne or Garth and you have a green screen in your new studio, then you have to rely on pop culture to take you to the places you’ll never visit. Instead of waiting for Sufjan Stevens to finish an album about each of the 50 states, you can drag your brokeass to Book Court in Boerum Hill on Thursday to hear Sean Wilsey and Matt Weiland read from their book State by State. The book is a collection of pieces by 50 different authors about a state. Contributors include Anthony Bourdain (New Jersey), Susan Orlean (Ohio), Dave Eggers (Illinois), Sarah Vowell (Montana) and John Hodgman (Massachusetts). Make sure to look around the store while you’re there, because Book Court offers discounts on audiobooks, hardcovers, their best sellers and their book club selections. If Thursday isn’t soon enough to vicariously travel, let Wayne and Garth whisk you away to Delaware.

Sean Wilsey and Matt Weiland read from State by State
Book Court
163 Court Street, between Pacific and Dean Streets [Boerum Hill, Brooklyn]
Thursday October 1, 7pm

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After years of denial, Kiley has finally admitted to baring a striking resemblance to Velma from Scooby Doo. Instead of traveling in a van hunting ghosts, she prefers wandering on foot in search of tacos, cheap beer, and fake birds. Growing up in Portland, Kiley enjoyed the balance of urban and green spaces. Then she spent her four years at Ithaca College, and found herself craving more sprawling asphalt in her life. So she moved to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where most of the buildings look like they're about to collapse. Kiley's favorite activities include: getting lost, crafting, sewing, biking, and geeking out at museums. Her love of taxidermy probably makes her a terrible vegetarian, but she doesn't care.