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INTERVIEWS

  • With Carey Cranston, President of American Writers Museum
  • With Mitzi-Jill Rapkin, Writer, Teacher, Host of literary podcast First Draft

FICTION

  • “An Illustrated History of Battlefield Medicine" by Edwin Rozic
  • “The Story Goes” by Racquel Goodison

NON-FICTION

  • “A Grandfather’s Guide to the Resistance” by Leland Cheuk
  • “Something to Lose: A Family History” by Brian Gresko
  • “Adam’s Falls” by Catherine Kapphahn

POETRY

  • “Poetic Discotheque” and “Red Robin” by Myla Grier
  • “Self-Portrait of Night Street,” “Belonging,” and “Self-Portrait, Neighbor” by Ching-In Chen

COVER PHOTO by Guillermo Filice Castro

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Chicago / July 30, 2017

Join Sunday Salon Chicago in July as we celebrate four outstanding Chicago writers: Amin Ahmed, Nadine Kenney Johnstone, Dipika Mukherjee, and Rachel Jamison Webster. Our writers will be sharing mystery novels, memoir, fiction and poetry.  We’re also featuring Chicago Books to Women in Prison, our non-profit of the month. https://chicagobwp.org/about-us/

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NYC | June 18, 2017

On June 18th, we’re celebrating 15 YEARS of literary love in NYC! That’s right: 15! For this special event, EAST meets WEST. Two superb NYC-based writers join a marvelous trio of literary talent from California, Oregon, and Washington to make magic on the stage. Join us in welcoming these indelible voices of the literary arts and let’s raise a glass to another


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INTERVIEWS
With Carey Cranston, President of American Writers Museum
With Mitzi-Jill Rapkin, Writer, Teacher, Host of literary podcast First Draft
FICTION
“An Illustrated History of Battlefield Medicine” by Edwin Rozic
“The Story Goes” by Racquel Goodison
NON-FICTION
“A Grandfather’s Guide to the Resistance” by Leland …

Sunday Salon Chicago: Evanston Literary Festival

A big thank you to Lynn Halller and John K. Wilson, co-organizers of Evanston Literary Festival, who invited us to join their 13 day long language and books celebration.

Our writers’ books were sold by Bookends & Beginnings, and Celtic Knot …

SalonZine CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: The Antidote Issue

Our next theme is antidote, and we are looking for work that interprets that theme, that engages the possibility of remedy, and that begins to counteract some of the damaging fallout from personal, global, and systemic ills during a time …


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An Interview with Achy Obejas

Achy Obejas is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Ruins (Akashic Books, 2009), Days of Awe (Random House, 2001) and two other books of fiction. Her poetry chapbook, This Is What Happened in Our Other Life (A Midsummer Night’s Press, 2007), was both a critical favorite and a best-seller. She edited, and translated into English, Havana Noir (Akashic Books, 2007), a collection of crime stories by Cuban writers on and off the island. Her translation into Spanish of Junot Diaz’ The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Riverhead, 2009)/La Breve y Maravillos Vida de Oscar Wao (Vintage/Mondadori) was a finalist for Spain’s Esther Benitez Translation Prize from the national


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{REVIEWED} Ask the Dust

By René Georg Vasicek
Ask the Dust is a dangerous book. Arturo Bandini, the narrator, is a terrorist of the mind. He explodes reality and makes you believe in the urgency of now: “Los Angeles, give me some of you! Los Angeles come to me the way I came to you, my feet over your streets, you pretty town I loved you so much, you sad flower in the sand, you pretty town.”

I didn’t think literature was possible in Los Angeles, and then I read Ask the Dust (1939) by John Fante. At the time I thought I was finished with American novels, too busy devouring the Europeans: Knut Hamsun, Robert Musil, Bohumil Hrabal, Thomas Bernhard, W.G. Sebald. Then one day I was killing time at the New York Public …


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