Christine Sneed / Chicago / November 20

christine-sneed-headshotChristine Sneed is the author of the novels Paris, He Said and Little Known Facts, and the story collections Portraits of a Few of the People I’ve Made Cry and The Virginity of Famous Men, which was published in September 2016.
Her stories or essays have been included in The Best American Short Stories, O. Henry Prize Stories, New Stories from the Midwest, New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Ploughshares, New England Review, and a number of other periodicals.
Christine is the faculty director of Northwestern University’s MA/MFA program in creative writing; she is also on the fiction faculty of the Regis University low-residency …

Mike Puican / Chicago / November 20

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Mike Puican has had poems in Poetry, Michigan Quarterly Review, Bloomsbury Review, and New England Review, among others. His essays and reviews have appeared in TriQuarterly, Kenyon Review, Brevity, and MAKE Magazine. He won the 2004 Tia Chucha Press Chapbook Contest for his chapbook, 30 Seconds. Mike was a member of the 1996 Chicago Slam Team and for the past ten years has been president of the board of the Guild Literary Complex in Chicago.

 

Maggie Kast / Chicago / November 20

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Maggie Kast’s first novel, A Free, Unsullied Land, was published by Fomite Press November 1 2015. An excerpted story, “The Hate that Chills,” won 3rd prize in the Hackney Literary Contests and was published in the Birmingham Arts Journal. She is the author of The Crack between the Worlds: a dancer’s memoir of loss, faith and family, published by Wipf and Stock. She received an M.F.A. in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and has published fiction in The Sun, Nimrod, Carve, Paper Street, Rosebud and others. Two stories have received Pushcart nominations. A chapter of her …

Mary Hawley / Chicago/ November 20

 

photo_mary_hawley_2016Mary Hawley is a poet, novelist, and occasional translator. Her poetry collection Double Tongues was published by Tia Chucha Press. Her poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies including Notre Dame Review, qarrtsiluni, Mudlark, and The Bloomsbury Review, and she was the co-translator of the bilingual poetry anthology Astillas de luz/Shards of Light (Tia Chucha Press). She is currently seeking an agent for her first novel, The Sparkle Experiment.

 

Chicago / September 25, 2016

On September 25 Sunday Salon Chicago will be welcoming the return of fall with writers Vu Tran, Gina Frangello, Ben Tanzer, Dan Stolar, and Doro Boehme. Join us at 7pm at the Riverview Tavern, 1958 Roscoe Ave.

Vu TranVU TRAN’S first novel, Dragonfish, was a NY Times Notable Book of 2015. He is the winner of a Whiting Award, and his short stories have appeared in publications like the O. Henry Prize Stories and the Best American Mystery Stories. Born in Vietnam and raised in Oklahoma, Vu received his MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and his PhD from the Black Mountain Institute at the …

Chicago / July 31, 2016

Sunday Salon Chicago will be celebrating its fifth year anniversary with writers Kathy Flann, Ross Ritchell, Emily Robbins and Martin Seay. Writer and musician Ignatius Valentine Aloysius will provide music.

KATHY FLANN’S short story collection, GET A GRIP, won the George Garrett Award and was released by Texas Review Press. It was named a top book of 2015 by Baltimore Magazine and Baltimore City Paper, and it won the short story category for the 2016 National Indie Excellence Awards and the International Book Awards. A previous collection, Smoky Ordinary, won the Serena McDonald Kennedy Award and was published by Snake Nation Press. For five years, she taught creative writing at the University of …

Chicago June 26 Reading

On Sunday, June 26 we’re kicking off summer with five fantastic writers: Ignatius Valentine Aloysius, Kim Brooks, Amina Gautier, Rana B. Khoury, and Christine Rice. All of them will be sharing from their latest published works. We meet at Riverview Tavern in Chicago at 7 p.m.

Ignatius Valentine Aloysius completed his MFA in Creative Writing with a focus on fiction from Northwestern University, where he received the Distinguished Thesis Award. A finalist for The Claire Rosen and Samuel Edes Foundation Prize for Emerging Artists competition, he was a guest panelist at the 2015 Chicago Writers Conference. Ignatius teaches in the Integrated Design and Strategy graduate program at Northwestern University and his writing has …

Chicago May 22 Reading

On May 22 we’ll be featuring readers Thea Goodman, Sarah Hollenbeck, Toni Nealie, David Welch and Zoe Zolbrod who will be sharing their latest work in fiction, non-fiction and poetry. We’d love to have your company for this exciting line-up!

Thea Goodman is the author of the novel, THE SUNSHINE WHEN SHE’S GONE. (Published by Henry Holt and co. 2013) She lives in Chicago with her family and is a lecturer in the creative writing department at The University of Chicago. She’s currently at work on a collection of short stories, personal essays and a new novel set in Cuba of the 1930s.

Sarah Hollenbeck has published personal essays in Dogwood and TriQuarterly. Her essay “A Goldmine” was …

David Welch on May 22 at Chicago Sunday Salon

David Welch is the author of a chapbook, It Is Such a Good Thing to Be in Love with You (The Laurel Review/Midwest Chapbook Series), and he has new poems just out or forthcoming in Boston Review, Colorado Review, and TYPO. He teaches creative writing and literature at DePaul University where he is Coordinator of Literacy Outreach and Managing Editor of the social justice publishing initiative, Big Shoulders Books.
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Zoe Zolbrod at Chicago Sunday Salon May 22

Zoe Zolbrod portraits by Elizabeth McQuern Oct 2015 -1bZoe Zolbrod is the author of the memoir The Telling, which came out this month, and the novel Currency, which was a Friends of American Writers prize finalist. Her essays have appeared in Salon, Stir Journal, The Weeklings, The Manifest Station, The Nervous Breakdown, and The Rumpus, where she is now the Sunday co-editor. She gradated from Oberlin College and received an M.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Program for Writers. Born in Western Pennsylvania, she now lives in Evanston, IL, with her husband and two children.

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