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Calahan Skogman

August 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Magic City Books is excited to welcome actor/author Calahan Skogman to Tulsa in celebration of his debut novel, Blue Graffiti. This free event will take place on Friday August 23 at the McKeon Center for Creativity on the downtown campus of Tulsa Community College, 910 S. Boston Avenue.

Calahan Skogman is best known for his leading role as Matthias Helvar in Netflix’s Emmy-nominated show Shadow and Bone (based on the best-selling series by Leigh Bardugo). His debut novel, Blue Graffiti, is a love letter to barstool philosophizing and a tender portrait of small-town life with a simple but powerful message: There’s always something special about home.

At the event on August 23, Calahan will be discussing his new book and his acting career and will be available to sign copies of his book purchased at Magic City Books or at the event.

Blue Graffiti will be published by Unnamed Press on August 13. You can pre-order a copy at Magic City Books or online at: https://magiccitybooks.square.site/product/blue-graffiti/2405.

About Blue Graffiti

Living in the home he inherited from his mother and abandoned by his father, painter and construction worker Cash has never known anything beyond the fields of Johnston, WI–never particularly wanted to, either. Why would he when his friends are there, his work is there, his history is there? He loves Johnston. But when an emerald-eyed stranger named Rose blows into town one summer evening in his favorite local bar, everything changes. It’s love at first sight. For Cash, anyway.

What follows is an intimate reflection on the love, faith, and tragedy that courses through the blood of America’s backbone. Cash and his closest friends find themselves vital threads in the fabric of their community, the memory of those forgotten, and partners in a new enterprise. A bluesey ode to the Beat generation for the modern era, Blue Graffiti is writer Calahan Skogman’s poetic debut brimming with an essential freedom, romance, and longing for a bygone era.

Calahan Skogman is a writer, poet, and actor born in Davenport, Iowa, raised in Wisconsin. He earned his MFA at the University of Southern California’s School of Dramatic Arts and is best known for his leading role as Matthias Helvar in Netflix’s Emmy-nominated show Shadow and Bone (based on the best-selling series by Leigh Bardugo). Blue Graffiti is his debut novel.


August 23
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Magic City Books


TCC Center for Creativity
910 S. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74119 United States
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