Chicago | February 2007

Paul Jones has had a story appear in The Greensboro Review and read an essay for WBEZ. His story Documentary was selected by Stuart Dybek as the winner in the 2005 Guild Complex Fiction competition, and appeared in MAKE magazine. He has recently been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.Billy Lombardo teaches creative writing at The Latin School of Chicago. His introduction into the writing world was through the Green Mill’s Uptown Poetry Slam. His book of short fiction: The Logic of a Rose: Chicago Stories, was a Chicago Tribune, Best Fiction of 2005 selection. He is the founder and faculty sponsor of Polyphony H.S., a national literary magazine for High School Writers. He has just completed his second book, a novel, titled “The Man with Two Arms.”

Katie Watson is the author of several sketch shows and comic plays, most recently “War Is Bad: Sock Puppet Euripides.” Katie currently is a contributor to TimeOut Chicago, NPR’s “All Things Considered” and WBEZ’s “Eight Forty Eight,” and she’s a proud member of the country’s longest-running all-female improv group, Sirens. (Come see the new Sirens show “Chicken Scratch” at the Apollo Studio, every Saturday night in March and April!) In the other half of her life, Katie teaches law and medical ethics at Northwestern University, and is editor of a humanities publication called “Atrium.”


  1. Milo Samardzija on October 2nd, 2008 3:06 pm

    ARe you holding any more events in the near future. I’d like to read a chapter from “The Aristocrat House,” my novel in progrees.

    My first novel “Schoolboy” has been a top selling novel in the Literature category at Ebookmall. (Check it out at

    A reply would be sincerely appreciated.