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Chicago May 22 Reading

On May 22 we’ll be featuring readers Thea Goodman, Sarah Hollenbeck, Toni Nealie, David Welch and Zoe Zolbrod who will be sharing their latest work in fiction, non-fiction and poetry. We’d love to have your company for this exciting line-up!

Thea Goodman is the author of the novel, THE SUNSHINE WHEN SHE’S GONE. (Published by Henry Holt and co. 2013) She lives in Chicago with her family and is a lecturer in the creative writing department at The University of Chicago. She’s currently at work on a collection of short stories, personal essays and a new novel set in Cuba of the 1930s.

Sarah Hollenbeck has published personal essays in Dogwood and TriQuarterly. Her essay “A Goldmine” was nominated for a Pushcart and received a Notable Mention in Best American Essays 2014. She recently bought Women & Children First, one of the last remaining feminist bookstores in the country. As the store’s co-owner she has been featured in New CIty’s Lit50 and in Publisher’s Weekly Star Watch, which honors 40 young people who are making a difference in the U.S. publishing industry.

Toni Nealie is the author of The Miles Between Me, an essay collection about homeland, dispersal, heritage and family. Her essays have appeared in GuernicaThe Prague Revue, The OffingThe Rumpus and Hobart. Her essay “the Displeasure of the Table” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and she is literary editor of Newcity magazine.

David Welch is the author of a chapbook, It Is Such a Good Thing to Be in Love with You (The Laurel Review/Midwest Chapbook Series), and he has new poems just out or forthcoming in Boston ReviewColorado Review, and TYPO. He teaches creative writing and literature at DePaul University where he is Coordinator of Literacy Outreach and Managing Editor of the social justice publishing initiative, Big Shoulders Books.

Zoe Zolbrod is the author of the memoir The Telling, which came out this month, and the novel Currency, which was a Friends of American Writers prize finalist. Her essays have appeared in Salon, Stir Journal, The Weeklings, The Manifest Station, The Nervous Breakdown, and The Rumpus, where she is now the Sunday co-editor.

 

 

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