Simone Muench is the author of four full-length poetry collections, as well as several chapbooks. Currently, she is working on a manuscript investigating the cento form titled Wolf Centos. A former editor of Another Chicago Magazine, she is now an editor for Sharkforum, a faculty advisor for Jet Fuel Review, and an advisory board member for Switchback Books. She is a recipient of two Illinois Arts Council fellowships, two VSC fellowships, a Lewis Faculty Scholar Award, the 49th Parallel Award for Poetry, the PSA’s Bright Lights/Big Verse contest, and others.
Nami Mun grew up in Seoul, South Korea and the Bronx. For her first book, Miles from Nowhere, she received a Whiting Award and a Pushcart Prize, and was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for New Writers and the Asian American Literary Award. Miles from Nowhere was selected as Editors’ Choice and Top Ten First Novels by Booklist; as Best Fiction of 2009 So Far by Amazon; and as an Indie Next Pick. Chicago magazine named her Best New Novelist of 2009. She is currently an assistant professor of creative writing in Chicago.
Augustus Rose earned his MA in creative writing at UC Davis. His fiction and nonfiction have been published in The Berkeley Fiction Review, Readymade Magazine, Publishers Weekly and F Magazine, where he won the Novel-in-Progress award. His screenplay, The Student, was a finalist or quarterfinalist in the CWA Awards, Scriptapalooza, and the Page Awards. He currently teaches fiction writing at the University of Chicago and Columbia College.
Tim Jones-Yelvington lives, writes, and performs in Chicago. He is the author of Evan’s House and the Other Boys Who Live There (Rose Metal Press) and This Is a Dance Movie. His vibrant readings combine original pop music and sequins. His work has appeared in Another Chicago Magazine, Harpur Palate and many others. He has edited for PANK and serves as the president of the board of directors for Artifice.
Another Chicago Magazine is our featured literary organization this month, as we are joined by former ACM poetry editor Simone Muench and writer/performer Tim Jones-Yelvington, whose work has appeared in the magazine. Rounding out the bill are novelist Nami Mun (Miles from Nowhere) and fiction writer/essayist/screenwriter Augustus Rose. Join us at Black Rock, 3614 N. Damen Ave., at 8 p.m. on April 29.
Spring is in the air, but no April showers here! It’s going to be thunderbolt and lightning of the literary kind. Join us in welcoming to the stage five remarkable writers whose powers defy Doppler radar. At Jimmys 43. 7pm. Bring your thirsty selves. Leave the umbrellas at home.
Jürgen Fauth is a writer, film critic, translator, and co-founder of the literary community Fictionaut. He was born in Wiesbaden, Germany, and received his doctorate from the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi. He lives with his wife, writer Marcy Dermansky, and their daughter Nina. Kino is his …
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 …
Achy Obejas is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Ruins (Akashic Books), Days of Awe (Random House) and two other books of fiction. Her poetry chapbook, This is What Happened in Our Other Life (A Midsummer Night’s Press), was both a critical favorite and a best-seller. She edited and translated, into English, Havana Noir (Akashic Books), 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)/La Breve y Maravillosa Vida de Oscar Wao (Vintage/Mondadori) was a finalist for Spain’s …
Emily Gray Tedrowe is the author of the novel Commuters (Harper Perennia), which was named one of Entertainment Weekly’s “best books of the summer,” as well as an IndieNext pick and a Target Breakout Book. She has received awards from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Ragdale Foundation, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Illinois Arts Council. Originally from New York City, Emily lives with her family in Chicago, where she is working on a new novel.
Shannon Cason is a writer and storyteller. He has told his stories at The Chicago Theatre, Park West and various other venues, including WGN Radio. Shannon hosts a podcast called Homemade Stories, available on iTunes, and he is completing his first crime novel. Shannon is a native Detroiter, a staff writer for WBEZ’s Paper Machete, Chicago’s first Moth GrandSLAM champion, and a father of two beautiful daughters.