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NYC | February 21, 2016

Fierce literary forces are heading our way! February brings compelling new books by four bold and brilliant authors/poets to the Salon stage. Join us! You’ll want to get caught in this beautiful storm. At Jimmys no. 43. 7pm.

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WORD Books will be our bookseller at this evening’s event.

 

 

 

CheneyBookCoverMatthew Cheney’s debut collection, Blood: Stories, won the Hudson Prize and will be published by Black Lawrence Press in January 2016. His work has been published by English Journal, One Story, Unstuck, Weird Tales, Web Conjunctions, Strange Horizons, Failbetter.com, …

Tony Fitzpatrick

tonyfitzpatrickTony Fitzpatrick is a Chicago-based artist best known for his multimedia collages, printmaking, paintings, and drawings. Fitzpatrick’s works are inspired by Chicago street culture, cities he has traveled to, children’s books, tattoo designs, and folk art. Fitzpatrick has authored or illustrated eight books of art and poetry, and, for the last two years, has written a column for Newcity. Fitzpatrick’s art appears in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, and the National Museum of American Art in Washington, DC.

Dave Reidy

DReidyDave Reidy’s fiction has been published by GRANTA and other journals. His first book, Captive Audience, a collection of short stories about performers, was named an Indie Next Notable Book by the American Booksellers Association. Reidy works at closerlook, inc., where he is the VP of Creative. He lives in Chicago.

Dasha Kelly

DASHA KELLY Photo Credit - Catina Cole (1)Dasha Kelly is a nationally-known writer, artist and social entrepreneur. As a spoken word artist, Dasha has performed throughout the U.S., in Canada and appeared on the final season of HBO presents Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Jam. Dasha holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University. She is an alum of the iconic Squaw Valley Writers Community, the former writer-in-residence for the historic Pfister Hotel, and founder of Still Waters Collective, an arts education and community-building initiative. In 2014, Dasha was selected as a U.S. Embassy Arts Envoy to teach and perform …

Halle Butler

ct-prj-jillian-halle-butler-20150205Halle Butler is a writer living in Chicago. Jillian is her first novel. “[Jillian] offers up its characters for hatred and ridicule with such energy, obsessive detail and hopelessness that the reader can’t help but read on, through exasperating flinches of sympathy and recognition. A novel that reads like rubbernecking or a junk-food binge, compelling a horrified fascination and bleak laughter in the face of outrageously painted everyday sadness.”
—Kirkus Reviews

Chicago | January 31, 2016

Please join Sunday Salon Chicago in celebrating a new year of literary excellence featuring four authors from local indie press Curbside Splendor Publishing on January 31 at 7:00 p.m. at Riverview Tavern, 1958 W. Roscoe St. (corner of Roscoe & Damen).  Please note the new venue! We’re featuring four outstanding authors this month: Halle Butler, Dasha Kelly, Dave Reidy, and Tony Fitzpatrick. We’ll see you there!

Halle Butler is a writer living in Chicago. Jillian is her first novel. “[Jillian] offers up its characters for hatred and ridicule with such energy, obsessive detail and hopelessness that the reader can’t help but read on, through exasperating flinches of sympathy and recognition. A novel that reads …

NYC | January 24, 2016

We’re kicking off 2016 with an event to celebrate the international anthology A Kind of Compass: Stories on Distance and One Story, Thirty Stories: An Anthology of Contemporary Afghan American Literature. Join us in welcoming these wonderful writers to the Salon stage for what will be a compelling evening. Jimmys no. 43. At 7pm.

Gina Apostol’s last novel, Gun Dealers’ Daughter, won the 2013 PEN/Open Book Award and was Gina Apostolshortlisted for the 2014 William Saroyan International Prize. Her first two novels, Bibliolepsy and The Revolution According to Raymundo Mata, both won the Juan Laya Prize for the Novel (Philippine National Book Award). …