2014 October : Sunday Salon

NYC | November 16, 2014

This month, we are thrilled to host an amazing group of out-of-town writers! Joining us from Massachusetts are the fantastic Mel Bosworth, Christy Crutchfield, and Timothy Gager. The wonderful Mike Harvkey and Johanna Lane will be in from Hudson, New York to share their work. Come out to hear some great literature and to give these writers a warm welcome to the city! Jimmys no. 43. 7pm.BosworthCover

Mel Bosworth is the author of the novel Freight and the poetry chapbook Every Laundromat in the World. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Per Contra, New World Writing, and …

Emily Gray Tedrowe

Emily Gray Tedrowe jpg 1Emily Gray Tedrowe is the author of the forthcoming novel BLUE STARS, which will be published by St. Martin’s Press in February 2015. Her first novel COMMUTERS was named a Best New Paperback by Entertainment Weekly, as well as an IndieBound Next Notable selection. Tedrowe’s short fiction has been published in the Chicago Tribune’s Printers Row Journal, as well as in Fifty-Two Stories and Other Voices. She is the recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Literary Award and fellowships from the Sewanee Writers Conference, the Ragdale Foundation, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Born and …

Sharon Solwitz

2014-07-17 19.50.22Sharon Solwitz has published stories in such magazines as Tri-Quarterly, Ploughshares and Mademoiselle. Their awards include the Pushcart, the Nelson Algren and the Katherine Ann Porter prize along with grants and fellowships from the Illinois and Kansas Arts Councils. Her story collection Blood and Milk (Sarabande) received the Carl Sandburg award and the Midland Authors prize, and was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award. Author Bob Shacochis says, “Whatever Sharon Solwitz writes, I hunger to read, marveling at the bold honesty of her voice, wordplay like swordplay, and the startling implosive force of her narratives.” She has published …

Suzanne Clores

unnamedSuzanne Clores is a memoirist and fiction writer. She is the author of Memoirs of a Spiritual Outsider (Conari 2000, Kindle 2011) and the founder of The Extraordinary Project, an online collection of our most unusual human experiences. Her work has aired on Chicago Public Radio and is forthcoming the Los Angeles Public Radio program Strangers. She has written for Salon, The Huffington Post, The Nervous Breakdown, SMITH, and numerous trade publications. She lives with her family in Evanston.

James Finn Garner

31413_D26James Finn Garner is best known for his satire, Politically Correct Bedtime Stories, which is an international best-seller translated into more than 25 languages.  A former columnist at Chicago Magazine, his commentaries and stories have been heard on National Public Radio and the British Broadcasting Corporation.   His latest work is the seminal (and probably only) clown noir mystery series, starring Rex Koko, Private Clown.  The series so far consists of the titles Honk Honk, My Darling; Double Indignity; and The Wet Nose of Danger.

Chicago | November 23, 2014

Please join us November 23 at 7:00 p.m. Riverview Tavern, 1958 W. Roscoe St. (corner of Roscoe & Damen). Please note the new venue! We’re featuring four outstanding authors: Suzanne Clores, James Finn Garner, Sharon Solwitz, and Emily Gray Tedrowe. We’ll see you there!


NYC | October 19, 2014

Autumn bliss: cool weather, nature’s blazing colors, and this month’s Sunday Salon are already something to rave about. Join us in welcoming four prodigiously, multi-talented writers for a divine intersection of prose and poetry. Jimmys no. 43. 7pm.

Good Americans - Front 600x960Tejas Desai is the author of the novel The Brotherhood (2012) and the short story collection Good Americans (2013). He is the founder of The New Wei literary movement, which seeks to promote provocative narrative artists. His articles on literature have been published in the Huffington Post and other publications. A professional librarian, he holds an MFA in Creative Writing and …