Chicago | May 25, 2008

In Celebration of Pilcrow Lit Festival, Sunday Salon Chicago Presents: Local Literary Magazines: A Fiction Editors’ Reading!

Join us this Memorial Day Weekend on the last day of the festival, SUNDAY, MAY 25th @ The Charleston Bar (2076 N. Hoyne) 7:30pm

Come check out these local literary magazines, pick up an issue, and hear the editors read their own work.

Chicago Review: Robert P. Baird is the editor of Chicago Review and a doctoral candidate at the University of Chicago. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Slate, Bookforum, and Chicago Magazine.

Make Magazine: Mike Zapata is a writer and educator living in Chicago. He is co-founder, co-publisher, and fiction editor for MAKE: …

Michael Moreci

Michael Moreci holds an MA in fiction from Northwestern University. His fiction, journalism, and book reviews have appeared in Stop Smiling, After Hours, Other Voices, New City, North Shore Magazine, Keepgoing, and In These Times. He’s recently completed his first novel, titled Baron’s Chronicle.

The Thing About Luzhin


An Excerpt from Baron’s Chronicle

Here’s the thing about Luzhin: from the night we met, I knew he was not an honest person. It’s an opinion never changed, even as we became what some would call friends. There was something about him that inspired me; here was a person who came to America in the early ‘90s when he was twenty, abandoning Russia in spite of its imminent overhaul. And by the way he tells his story, you can tell Luzhin wasn’t discouraged by the abrupt, life-altering move. After all, living in Russia, as Luzhin explained it to me, …

Lisa Williams

Lisa Williams is the author of The Artist as Outsider in the Novels of Toni Morrison and Virginia Woolf (Greenwood Press, 2000). Her book of creative nonfiction, Letters to Virginia Woolf, was published by Hamilton Books (June 2005). Lisa has published poetry, essays, and reviews in such publications as The Women’s Studies Quarterly, The Tusculum Review, The Viriginia Woolf Miscellany, and For She is the Tree of Life: Grandmothers Through the Eyes of Women Writers. She teaches writing and literature at Ramapo College of New Jersey.

Ella Veres

Ella Veres is a writer/performer/image maker hailing from Transylvania boasting of a Hungarian-Romanian-Gypsy heritage. Her latest dramatic collage, Three Eco-Friendly Self-Propelled Clowns, opened for a five-week run on October 19, 2007 off-off Broadway. At present she is the artistic director of her own shoe-string company, Ella Veres ArtVentures. For more information please visit her website:

Marjorie Tesser

Marjorie Tesser has co-edited The Mom Egg with Alana Free for the past three years. With Bob Holman, she co-edited the anthologies Bowery Women: Poems and Estamos Aquí, Poems by Migrant Farmworkers, translated by Janine Pommy Vega (both Bowery Books). She produced Bowery Women: Shoot the Poem!, a video poetry festival funded by the Center for Experimental Television, in NYC this year.

Marian Brown St. Onge

Marian Brown St. Onge retired recently from her position of founding Director of the Center for International Partnerships and Programs at Boston College-where she also taught and at one time directed the University’s Women’s Studies program. St. Onge, who holds a Ph.D. in French literature, has received fellowships and awards from organizations including the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Ford Foundation and the Fulbright Association. In spring, 2006, she served as Michael Dukakis Visiting Professor in International Affairs at the American College of Thessaloniki, Greece. St. Onge has published one book, a traveler’s guide to Glasgow, Scotland, and articles on twentieth-century women writers, cultural issues and topics in international …

Puma Perl

Puma Perl is a writer, poet, lifelong Lower East Side resident, mother, activist, advocate, harm reductionist, former narcotics enthusiast. She believes in the transformative power of the creative arts.

Alana Ruben Free

The Mom Egg: 2008Alana Ruben Free, co-editor of The Mom Egg, lives in NYC with her twelve-year old son. Her first solo-performance, Beginner at Life, is available on DVD, and has grown into a workshop that inspires women to express their beauty, wisdom and power. Fear and Desire, the sequel, will be ready for production in 2008. Alana’s poetry and prose appear in Bowery Women,, and Neshama.

Jennifer Edwards

JEN/ed [a.k.a. Jennifer Edwards] is an ARTIST: writer, spoken word poet, dancer, visual artist and visionary. She has toured the US and Canada inspiring, enlightening and educating audiences. She is the founder of Relaxation on the GOTM and author of a book series by the same name. The first installment, Relaxation is Not a Luxury will hit the shelves in November of 2008. ,

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