Chicago | June 29, 2008

Join us for a delightful evening of reading from Storystudio Students featuring the following Chicago writers:

Philip Stone is a Chicago musician and writer. He currently plays drums for the nationally touring rock band, Sanawon. His short fiction has appeared in the anthology Life Sentences (Wipf and Stock, 2007) and Montage Magazine. Philip was a Splendid Magazine music critic for several years, but stopped once the threatening hate mail mentioned his family members by name. After a two year hiatus and strong encouragement from his therapist, Philip is writing again. Philip has a day job.

Steven Sacks: Since returning to Chicago from Ecuador, where he lived for 12 years and founded the country’s first certified organic farm, Steven Sacks has read his short stories on Chicago Public Radio’s Writer’s Block Party, at the Uptown Writer’s Space, and for the “Mortified” show at the Green Mill, where he was also the featured performer for the “2007 Best of Mortified.”

Rahnee Patrick writes fictional and non-fiction essays to explore the lives of marginal folks, particularly lives of women, Asian Americans, and people with disabilities. In 1996, Rahnee won the Women’s Studies Essay Contest, Creative Category for her fictional essay The Living. In that same year, her short story Virtual Reality was awarded First Place in the short story competition of the Lester M. Wolfson Award writing contest. In 2000, Am I Who?, a non-fiction essay was first published Face2Face Press, a Web forum that discussed interracial concerns. Instructors frequently use Am I Who? as one of many representations of the Asian American experience.

Allyson Walters is a Chicagoan and refugee of the research sciences,which she left behind two years ago to focus on the writing she always loved. Her next stop is the School of the Art Institute, where she will begin a graduate program in writing this fall. She is currently working on her first novel, as well as a collection of short stories based on Irish and British folklore.

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