NYC | November 17, 2013

This month Sunday Salon is honored to host the NY Writers Coalition to celebrate community and the publication of What If Writing Is Dreaming Together? Eight exciting writers from NYWC will read from their work in this just published beautiful anthology. At Jimmys no. 43. 7pm.

NYWC will donate all proceeds from book sales at this event to typhoon relief in the Philippines.

About What If Writing Is Dreaming Together?

Since emerging in 2002, NY Writers Coalition has brought thousands ofBook Cover_WIWIDT creative writing opportunities to communities filled with stories that reflect the richness and heart of a city like New York. …

Tony Trigilio

Tony_TrigilioTony Trigilio’s most recent books are White Noise (Apostrophe Books, 2013) and Historic Diary(BlazeVOX Books, 2011).  He is editor of Elise Cowen: Poems and Fragments, forthcoming in 2014 from Ahsahta Press. In 2014, BlazeVOX will publish the first book of his multi-volume experiment in autobiography, The Complete “Dark Shadows” (of My Childhood).  He directs the program in Creative Writing/Poetry at Columbia College Chicago and is a co-founder and co-editor of Court Green.

Catherine Theis

At CarCatherine Theis is the author of The Fraud of Good Sleep (Salt Modern Poets, 2011). Her poems have appeared in various journals, including Fence, Gulf Coast, LIT, and Volt. She is a recipient of an Individual Artists Fellowship from the Illinois Arts Council. Her chapbook, The June Cuckold,was published by Convulsive Editions in 2012. She is a Provost Fellow at the University of Southern California and lives in Santa Monica.

Tyler Mills

tylerTyler Mills is the author of Tongue Lyre (Southern Illinois University Press, 2013), which won the 2011 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award. Her poems have received awards from the Crab Orchard Review, Gulf Coast, and Third Coast and have appeared in AGNI, Best New Poets, The Antioch Review, Georgia Review, TriQuarterly Online, and elsewhere. A graduate of the University of Maryland (MFA, poetry), Tyler Mills is currently a PhD candidate in the Program for Writers at the University of Illinois-Chicago.

Don De Grazia


DonDon De Grazia is the author of the critically acclaimed novel, American Skin, and a full-time faculty member of the Creative Writing Department at Columbia College Chicago.  His work has appeared in The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Reader, New City, TriQuarterly, The Outlaw Bible of American Literature, The Italian American Reader, Rumpus, and other publications.  He is also a screenwriter in the Writers Guild of America (east) and co-founder/co-host of Come Home Chicago, a live series dedicated to celebrating the Chicago storytelling tradition in all its forms.


Chicago | November 17, 2013

November we’re featuring Don De Grazia, author of American Skin, and poet Tony Trigilio, who will read from his latest book, White Noise. As if that weren’t enough,Catherine Theis is visiting us from California to share her latest chapbook,The June Cuckold, while Tyler Mills makes the evening complete with her poetry from Tongue Lyre. Join us on Sunday, November 17th, 7PM at Black Rock, 3614 N. Damen in Chicago. This event is free.