It’s your lucky month. Between Valentine’s Day and the Oscars, February’s Sunday Salon will keep you feeling golden. Join us for a spectacular midwinter reading with four dandy writers. At Jimmysno43. 7pm.
Kate Hill Cantrill’s writing has appeared in various literary publications, including Story Quarterly, Salt Hill, The Believer, Blackbird, QuickFiction, Mississippi Review, Smokelong Quarterly, Swink, Wigleaf and others. She has been awarded fellowships from the Corporation of Yaddo, the Jentel Artists Residency, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and the James A. Michener Fund. She has taught fiction writing at The University of the Arts, The University of Texas, and …
Eileen Favorite’s first novel, The Heroines (Scribner, 2008), was named a Best Debut Novel by The Rocky Mountain News, and has been translated into Finnish, Italian, Russian and Korean. She’s twice received Illinois Arts Council Artist Fellowships (prose in 2001; poetry in 2005). Her work has appeared in many publications, including TriQuarterly, Folio, the Chicago Reader, Poetry East and Diagram. She teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and at the Graham School of Continuing Studies at the University of Chicago. She lives in Chicago with her husband and two daughters.
John Kersey lives in Chicago with his wife and daughter. He teaches English and creative writing at Elgin Community College.
James McManus is the author of ten books of poetry, fiction and fact, including Going to the Sun and Positively Fifth Street (both from Picador). His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Believer, Esquire, Harper’s, Paris Review and Best American anthologies of poetry, sportswriting, political writing and science and nature writing. He teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Cecilia Pinto received a degree in creative writing from Knox College and an MFA in the same subject from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has appeared in Esquire, Diagram, Fence, Rhino, Snake Nation Review, This Literary Magazine, qartsilunni, PoetsArtists, Mississippi Review, The Seneca Review, Quarter After Eight, TriQuarterly and elsewhere.
Suzanne Scanlon lives in Chicago. Her debut novel, Promising Young Women, was published in October by Dorothy.
For our first salon of 2013, we’ll be celebrating locally based literary magazine Fifth Wednesday Journal. Readers on deck are John Kersey, James McManus, Cecilia Pinto and Suzanne Scanlon. Eileen Favorite, who guest-edited the current issue, will host. Also, please note that we’re starting earlier: 7 p.m. instead of 8. Still at Black Rock, 3614 N. Damen. See you there.