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Chicago | July 27, 2014

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.

 

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Chicago | Reading at Printers Row Lit Fest – June 8, 2014

Guild Literary Complex will be presenting hour-long readings by seven Chicago literary organizations throughout the day at Printers Row Lit Festival, and Sunday Salon is one of them! You can find the tent at the corner of Dearborn and Polk Streets. Please join us! Printers Row Lit Fest | Sunday, June 8 | 4:00 p.m.

4 p.m. Sunday Salon: Paulette Livers, Patricia King, and Randy Richardson

Paulette Livers is the author of the novel Cementville (Counterpoint Press, March 2014). The recipient of the 2012 David Nathan Meyerson Prize for Fiction, her work been shortlisted for awards from Hunger Mountain, Writers at Work, and the Sozopol Summer Literary Seminars. Along with Honorable Mentions for the Red Hen Press Short Story Award in 2011 and 2012, her stories have appeared in The Southwest Review, The Dos Passos Review, Spring Gun Press, and elsewhere, and can be heard at the audio-journal Bound Off. A member of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, Livers lives in Chicago.
Patricia Grace King grew up in North Carolina and spent years in Spain and Guatemala. She holds an MFA from Warren Wilson College and a Ph.D. in English from Emory University. Her stories appear in Ploughshares, Narrative Magazine, Nimrod, and other journals. Her chapbooks, The Death of Carrie Bradshaw and Rubia, won the Kore Press Short Fiction and the Jeanne Leiby Memorial contests, respectively. She is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize nomination and a fiction fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center. She is the 2013-2014 Carol Houck Smith Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing and lives in the Printers Row neighborhood of Chicago with her husband.
Randy Richardson an attorney and award-winning journalist, Randy Richardson was a founding member and first president of the Chicago Writers Association. His essays have been published in the anthologies Chicken Soup for the Father and Son Soul, Humor for a Boomer’s Heart, and Cubbie Blues: 100 Years of Waiting Till Next Year, as well as in numerous print and online journals and magazines. He is the author of two novels, Cheeseland and Lost in the Ivy, both from Eckhartz Press.

 


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Peggy Shinner

YFSM Photo VertLoRes 200x300 Peggy Shinner 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.


Great Lakes Review | John Power, Sahar Mustafah, Ellen S. Jaffe

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).

 

John Power was born and raised in and around New York City, graduated from Washington and Lee University, lived and wrote for a year in Warsaw, Poland, and currently resides in Chicago, where he is an attorney.  John’s short story “Trusts” was recently named a winner of the Journal of Legal Education’s Legal Fiction Contest, http://www.swlaw.edu/jleweb/jle62_3, and his novel “Golden Freedom” is available on lulu.com.

Sahar Mustafah is a writer, editor, and teacher from Chicago. Sahar’s work has appeared in Word Riot, Flyleaf, Mizna, Hair Trigger, and others. She recently earned her MFA at Columbia College, where she completed a short story collection and is co-founder of Bird’s Thumb, an online literary journal devoted to publishing new and emerging voices www.birdsthumb.org. The Guild Literary Complex named her one of “25 Writers to Watch.”

Ellen S. Jaffe is a poet and fiction writer living in Hamilton, Ontario. She grew up in New York City and came to Canada in 1979. Her new book of poems, “Skinny-Dipping with the Muse,” will be published by Guernica Editions in 2014. “Night Lights of Kansas” received third prize for fiction in Hamilton’s 2012 “Grit Lit” Competition, and was published in the chapbook “None and All of This Is True.” “Second Coming of Age in Samoa” was published previously in Fireweed #78 (2002).


D.M. Pirrone

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.


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Natalia Nebel is a writer, translator, former managing editor of the literary journal Chicago Quarterly Review, and a board member of ShawChicago Theater Company. Having read her work at the New York City Sunday Salon several years ago, she's thrilled to be involved in reintroducing Sunday Salon to Chicago.




Alexandra Sheckler is an editor of instructional materials at Chicago Public Schools and a freelance writer/editor after hours. A literary enthusiast, Alexandra is delighted to be involved with Sunday Salon Chicago, where she can share her passion for the written word and rub elbows with writers and literati alike. When she isn't finding grammatical errors in menus and text messages, she enjoys traveling, practicing yoga, and cooking.




Christine Sneed's story collection, Portraits of a Few of the People I've Made Cry, won AWP's 2009 Grace Paley Prize and was nominated for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, first-fiction category. It also won the Chicago Writers Association Book of the Year award and Ploughshares' John C. Zacharis Award. Her second book, the novel Little Known Facts, is just out from Bloomsbury. Her stories have appeared in Best American Short Stories, PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, Ploughshares, New England Review, Glimmer Train, Southern Review and a number of other journals. She lives in Evanston, IL and teaches for Northwestern University's and Pacific University's writing programs.