More than a year ago, on September 11, 2018, I gave a reading from Blackbird Blues at the Pilsen Community Bookstore, under the auspices of the Writer’s Studio at the University of Chicago Graham School. I never mentioned it here because Blackbird Blues had not yet been published, and my website was not yet up and running. But since Blackbird Blues has now been published, I thought I owed it to the Writer’s Studio and the Pilsen Community Bookstore to put it on the record.