Spring is finally here, so it seemed right to celebrate and feature five writers this month rather than the usual four.
From the masterful short stories of Daniel Libman, Patricia Ann McNair and Molly McNett, to Samantha Hoffman’s bittersweet novel of middle-age love, to Croatian writer Robert Perisic’s powerful narrative about a Zagreb that is just on this side of anarchy, there will be something for everyone to discover, enjoy, be moved by. 7 p.m., Black Rock, 3614 N. Damen. We look forward to seeing you there!
Our March reading event features four of our favorite writers from StoryStudio Chicago; Rebecca Makkai, Steve Trumpeter, Shannon Heffernan, and Dana Norris. We’re extremely excited that they will be our March feature, presenting a new slate of their instructors and students. 7 p.m., Black Rock, 3614 N. Damen. See you there!
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.
Get your holiday season off to a beautiful start with Sunday Salon Chicago, as we celebrate The Beautiful Anthology from OV Books. Contributors Gina Frangello, Catherine Tufariello and Zoe Zolbrod will read, along with Rachel DeWoskin (Big Girl Small, Foreign Babes in Beijing). 8 p.m., Black Rock, 3614 N. Damen. See you there.
Join us as we feature the small press ANTIBOOKCLUB, with writers Ramsin Canon, Thomas Mundt and Michael Zapata, and author Jobie Hughes (I Am Number Four), reading from his new literary novel, At Dawn. 8 p.m., Black Rock, 3614 N. Damen. See you there.
In addition to being our featured organization for this month, the nonprofit Rose Metal Press will also provide two of its authors: Kyle Minor and Aaron Teel. Paul Jones and Randy Richardson round out the night. Join us at 8 p.m. at Black Rock, 3614 N. Damen.
Achy Obejas is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Ruins (Akashic Books), Days of Awe (Random House) and two other books of fiction. Her poetry chapbook, This is What Happened in Our Other Life (A Midsummer Night’s Press), was both a critical favorite and a best-seller. She edited and translated, into English, Havana Noir (Akashic Books), a collection of crime stories by Cuban writers on and off the island. Her translation, into Spanish, of Junot Diaz’ The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Riverhead)/La Breve y Maravillosa Vida de Oscar Wao (Vintage/Mondadori) was a finalist for Spain’s …
A Tale of Four Cities is an online literary magazine featuring fiction and creative nonfiction set in real locations in four cities — New York, London, Mumbai, and our first featured city, Dubai. This magazine seeks to highlight the similarities and differences between our cities, creating a cultural mosaic of writers and locations in a world that has grown increasingly small.
Check out it out here: www.talefourcities.com
We’re back to Monday this month, for an evening with writers and instructors from StoryStudio Chicago. Join us as we hear from M. Molly Backes, Jennifer Ann Coffeen, Kate Harding and Scott Onak. 6:30 p.m. at Katerina’s, 1920 W. Irving Park Rd.
Is that London calling? Yes, our literary friends on the other side of the Atlantic are launching a new reading series called Saturday Literary Salon. If you find yourself in The Smoke this Saturday, stop by and listen to some talented writers.
London Literature Lounge partners with Tale of Four Cities for a Saturday Literary Salon.
Tale of Four Cities is a forthcoming online magazine set in real locations in four cities – New York, Dubai, London and the first guest city, Mumbai. This project bridges the gap between travel writing and creative writing, bringing together stories that reflect the real and the imagined within our cities.
Saturday 15th Oct 2011