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April 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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“Do you want to hear the best story you’ve ever heard in your life?” Andrea Gibson asks into the microphone. The audience leans forward in silent anticipation. “So I met this woman and I went home to her house with her.” They pause, “already a great story.” The audience erupts with laughter, a happy juxtaposition after being so quietly captivated. Smirking into the spotlight, Andrea continues, “…So we’re about to kiss for the very first time. And right before our lips touch, she jumps from the bed, runs to the closet and grabs a stethoscope, puts the ear thingies in my ears and slides the knob down her shirt onto her heart and says, ‘I want you to listen to my heart speed up when you kiss me.’ And I kissed her! And her heart got faster and faster y’all.” By this point the room itself almost feels like a stethoscope pumping with the galloping hearts of the fans. “Moral of the story, buy a stethoscope,” Gibson says, and there’s that laughter again, followed by music, and they launch into a love poem.

Andrea Gibson’s work is bursting with lovely, humorous, and thoughtful anecdotes that dive deep into the workings of the human heart. It is too rare that we have the opportunity to speak candidly with artists who have made such an impact on our ideas of love, relationships, and our own intimate feelings.
This event allows us to get closer. With the help of moderator, Molly Billows, we are invited to lean in and engage in conversation with Andrea Gibson, a writer and performer who has moved most of us to tears and laughter (sometimes all at once), but more important, a writer whose work has moved us closer to one another.
Andrea’s latest book will be available for signing at this event:

Latest book, “Take Me With You” (released Jan 23, 2018) on Penguin Random House.

Latest album, “Hey Galaxy” (released Jan 12, 2018) on Tender Loving Empire. Was the #1 spoken word record on iTunes the week of release, #5 on Heat Seekers.

Andrea Gibson’s work looks likes poetry, and sounds like poetry, but feels like something much larger, more expansive. Reciting sharp and sublime lines over musical accompaniment, Gibson has made a career out of truth — heartbreak, gender, mental illness, politics, and unending love are all excavated in their performances.” -Posture Magazine

Event entry is by donation. Suggested donation $6 – 10. All proceeds go to support Verses Festival of Words. #VSFestival18

Access info for new Massy Books location:

Front door: 33″
Back door: 33″
Washroom door: 34″

There is a small lip (1/4″) at the front entryway as well as a 1/8″ lip at the back.

A detailed diagram with accessibility information is available here:



You can check out Andrea’s dynamic live performance the day before this signing, with Molly Billows opening. Follow the link provided here:



April 17, 2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
By donation
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Verses Festival of Words
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