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The Vampire Gideon's Suicide Hotline & Halfway House for Orphaned Girls

Please join us as we welcome Philly's own Andrew Katz and "The Vampire Gideon's Suicide Hotline & Halfway House for Orphaned Girls."

Andrew Katz, when not reading and writing fiction, enjoys puppers and doggos, black coffee, hiking and writing bios that read like poorly made dating profiles. He is also the proud owner of several paintings he did himself and hides from the world because they’re bad. He works and lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

"The Vampire Gideon" is NOT the sexy, mysterious, or sparkling kind of vampire. Gideon prefers to drink nearly expired blood from the local morgue while watching over the humans around him—humans he calls “children,” because when you’re as old as he is, everyone else does seem like a child. And so many of these children are prepared to throw their lives away over problems that, in Gideon’s view, appear rather trivial.

He sets about trying to fix them by means of an unofficial, do-it-yourself suicide hotline. He's sure that he's making a difference, maybe even righting the mistakes of his past. Then one day a troubled young girl calls, and his (undead) life gets turned upside down. Before he knows it, he’s got a surly, tech-addicted teenage roommate—and, at long last, he begins to grow up.

Earlier Event: October 18
The Body is Not An Apology Book Club
Later Event: October 26
Poetry Aloud & Alive