Chicago / January 28, 2018 : Sunday Salon

Chicago / January 28, 2018

Our first January reading is coming up fast! Please join us at our temporary venue, Celtic Crown Public House Chicago, near Lincoln Square on the last Sunday of this month for an outstanding lineup of writers. Paula Carter, Jan English Leary, Ruben Quesada and Sharon Solwitz will be sharing from their latest novels, memoirs, short story collections.

Paula Carter’s essays have appeared in The Kenyon Review, The Southern Review, TriQuarterly, Salon, and Prairie Schooner. Based in Chicago, she is part of the nonfiction storytelling community and a company member with 2nd Story. She is the editorial manager of the digital magazine INTER and has taught writing at Indiana University, University of Kentucky and Concordia University Chicago. No Relation is her first book.


Jan English Leary lives in Chicago with her husband, John. She received an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is the author of two books: a novel, Thicker Than Blood (Fomite, 2015) and a collection of short stories, Skating on the Vertical (Fomite, 2017). Her short fiction has been published in Pleiades, The Minnesota Review, The Literary Review, Carve Magazine, and other journals, and she has received three Illinois Arts Council awards for prose.


Ruben Quesada is a poet, editor and translator His writing and media have been featured at The Art Institute of Chicago, The Poetry Foundation, Oxford American, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly, The American Poetry Review, Southern Humanities Review, and elsewhere. Find on Twitter @rubenquesada.



Sharon Solwitz’s stories and essays can be found in numerous anthologies and creative writing textbooks, including Best American Short Stories 2012 and 2016. She has published the novel Bloody Mary, a collection of stories Blood and Milk, and, most recently, Once in Lourdes (Spiegel and Grau), about four students who make a suicide pact during the fraught days of the War in Vietnam. Her literary awards include the Pushcart Prize, the Katherine Anne Porter, the Carl Sandberg Award and the Nelson Algren runner-up, three times. She teaches fiction writing at Purdue University.


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