Rachel Jamison Webster is the director of Creative Writing at Northwestern University and author of the book of poems, “September” (Northwestern University 2013) and the cross-genre book, “The Endless Unbegun” (Twelve Winters 2015). Her essays and poems have been published in journals including Tin House, The Paris Review, and Poetry.
Amin Ahmad was raised in India, and worked as a banker and an architect before turning to fiction. His essays and stories have been published in literary magazines and listed in Best American Essays. As A.X. Ahmad, he is the author of the suspense novels The Caretaker and The Last Taxi Ride, one of NPR’s ‘Best Books of 2015’. He created the ‘Novel Year’ program at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, MD, and is now a 2017-18 Visiting Artist in Residence at Northwestern University. He also teaches at Story Studio in Chicago. He was awarded a 2015-16 …
With Carey Cranston, President of American Writers Museum
With Mitzi-Jill Rapkin, Writer, Teacher, Host of literary podcast First Draft
“An Illustrated History of Battlefield Medicine” by Edwin Rozic
“The Story Goes” by Racquel Goodison
“A Grandfather’s Guide to the Resistance” by Leland Cheuk
“Something to Lose: A Family History” by Brian Gresko
“Adam’s Falls” by Catherine Kapphahn
“Poetic Discotheque” and “Red Robin” by Myla Grier
“Self-Portrait of Night Street,” “Belonging,” and “Self-Portrait, Neighbor” by Ching-In Chen
COVER PHOTO by Guillermo Filice Castro
Dipika Mukherjee is a writer and sociolinguist. Her second novel, Shambala Junction, won the UK Virginia Prize for Fiction (Aurora Metro, 2016) and her debut novel was longlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize and republished as Ode to Broken Things (Repeater, 2016). Her short story collection is Rules of Desire (Fixi, 2015) and edited collections include Champion Fellas (Word Works, 2016), Silverfish New Writing 6 (Silverfish, 2006) and The Merlion and Hibiscus (Penguin, 2002). She has two poetry collections: The Third Glass of Wine (Writer’s Workshop, 2015), and The Palimpsest of Exile(Rubicon Press, 2009). She is a Juror on the The Neustadt International Prize for Literature 2017.
Nadine Kenney Johnstone is the author of the memoir, Of This Much I’m Sure, about her IVF challenges and the healing power of hope. Her infertility story has appeared in Cosmopolitan, Today’s Parent, MindBodyGreen, Metro, and Chicago Health Magazine, among others. She teaches at Loyola University and received her MFA from Columbia College in Chicago. Her other work has been featured in various magazines and anthologies, including Chicago Magazine, The Moth, PANK, and The Magic of Memoir. Nadine is a writing coach who presents at conferences internationally. She lives near Chicago with her family.
Join Sunday Salon Chicago in July as we celebrate four outstanding Chicago writers: Amin Ahmed, Nadine Kenney Johnstone, Dipika Mukherjee, and Rachel Jamison Webster. Our writers will be sharing mystery novels, memoir, fiction and poetry. We’re also featuring Chicago Books to Women in Prison, our non-profit of the month. https://chicagobwp.org/about-us/
Roscoe Books will be selling our authors’ books after the reading. We’ll also have copies of Chicago Quarterly Review’s excellent South Asian American Issue in which Dipika Mukherjee’s writing appears. http://www.roscoebooks.com/