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bloomingOUT – Ashton Shaw Melvin – March 9, 2017

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Join bloomingOUT anchors Colin and Grace as they welcome Ashton Shaw Melvin to the show!

Ashton is a first-time guest to the show has recently released his first novel titled Life’s Uncertain Journeys: A LGBTQ Short Story Collection. Ashton joins us tonight to speak bout his new book, his life as an Out Hoosier in Mitchell, IN; and his inspiration on the short stories in the book. Life’s Uncertain Journeys: A LGBTQ Short Story Collection is available online at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and wherever books are sold. There will be a book signing event on Saturday, 3/11, at Boxcar Books in Bloomington, IN from 11am-1pmEST.

The featured music from tonight’s episode comes from featured artists Greg Gould, Ruthie Foster, and The Magnetic Fields.
Tonight’s episode also features your weekly LGBTQ+ news roundup from bloomingOUT News Director, Noelle Philipps; and local LGBTQ+ event calendar of upcoming events.

CREDITS
Anchors: Colin Shassberger and Grace Thumser
Guest: Ashton Shaw Melvin, author of Life’s Uncertain Journeys: A LGBTQ Short Story Collection
Producer: Ryne Shadday
Associate Producer and Board Engineer: Sarah Hetrick
bloomingOUT News Director: Noelle Philipps
Music Curator: Grace Thumser
Executive Producer: Joe Crawford
The bloomingOUT theme is an original composition from Aaron Gage.

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