Chicago | January 26, 2014

Sunday Salon Chicago (named Chicago’s best breakout booze and lit reading series of 2013 by Newcityis thrilled to present its January 2014 lineup! Please join us and begin the New Year perfectly with Grace Tiffany, Geoff Hyatt, Zak Mucha, and Cris Mazza. Black Rock Pub, 3614 N. Damen, 7PM.


A Shakespeare scholar, Grace Tiffany is the author of five novels that intersect with Shakespeareʼs life and art. Her Ariel (Berkley, 2005) and My Father Had a Daughter (Berkley, 2003) were cited on the “best books” lists of the American Library Association and Booksense 76, the independent booksellersʼ association. Her third novel, The Turquoise Ring (Berkley, 2005) was named one of the six finest adaptations of Shakespeare in history, by esteemed Columbia University Shakespearean James Shapiro. Tiffanyʼs latest book, Paint (Bagwyn, 2013) is based on the life of seventeenth- century poet Emilia Lanier, a woman thought by some to be the Dark Lady of Shakespeareʼs sonnets. National Book Award finalist Bonnie Jo Campbell called Paint a “poignant and hilarious” tale of “murder, blackmail, seduction – and makeup.” Grace Tiffany teaches at Western Michigan University.

Geoff Hyatt is the author of Birch Hills at World’s End, a novel published by Battered Suitcase Press. His work has appeared in Midwestern GothicThuglit, Tenemos, and other journals and anthologies.  He currently serves as an editor for Blood Bound Books and Primeval: A Journal of the Uncanny.

Zak Mucha, LCSW, is a psychotherapist in private practice and is the author of two novels (The Beggars’ Shore, Heavyweight Champion of Nothing) and contributor to Heart Transplant, a graphic novel on emotional abuse.

Cris Mazza’s newest title is a real-time memoir titled Something Wrong With Her. She has sixteen other titles including Various Men Who Knew Us as Girls, Waterbaby, Trickle-Down Timeline, and Is It Sexual Harassment Yet? Her first novel, How to Leave a Country, won the PEN/Nelson Algren Award for book-length fiction. Mazza has co-edited three anthologies, most recently Men Undressed: Women Writers on the Male Sexual Experience. In addition to fiction, Mazza has authored an earlier collection of personal essays, Indigenous: Growing Up Californian. Currently living 50 miles west of Chicago, she is a professor in the Program for Writers at the University of Illinois at Chicago.


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