We’ve been looking forward to our July reading with Peggy Shinner, Great Lakes Review authors John Power, Sahar Mustafah, Ellen S. Jaffe, and Allium Press author D.M. Pirrone. July 27, Sunday at 7 p.m. Black Rock Pub & Kitchen (3614 N. Damen). We’ll see you there!
Peggy Shinner is the author of You Feel So Mortal/Essays on the Body (University of Chicago Press, April 2014). Her work has appeared in BOMB, The Southern Review, Colorado Review, The Gettysburg Review, TriQuarterly, Fourth Genre, Bloom, and most recently in Salon. She has been awarded two Illinois Arts Council fellowships and a fellowship at Ausable Press. Currently, she teaches in the MFA program at Northwestern University. As a trained martial artist, she taught Seido karate for seventeen years. A lifelong Chicagoan, she lives with her partner, designer and book artist Ann Tyler.
John Power, Sahar Mustafah, and Ellen S. Jaffe are all contributors to the newest issue of Great Lakes Review, which is edited by Rob Jackson and Donald G. Evans (Don will also be one of the featured authors for our January 2015 reading).
D.M. Pirrone is the nom de plume of Diane Piron-Gelman, a longtime freelance editor and writer. She is the author of No Less in Blood and Shall We Not Revenge, which recently received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews. She has also written and published extensively for fantasy role-playing games, including three sourcebooks on the history of the BattleTech (TM) universe and several short fiction pieces for the cyberpunk Shadowrun (TM) game. A Chicago native, history buff and avid reader of just about anything, Ms. Piron-Gelman is a longtime member of the Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime.