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Chicago | May 18, 2014

We’re thrilled for our May 18th reading because it means we’ll be bringing you four outstanding authors and we’ll be seeing you! Please join us in welcoming Paulette Livers, Edward Kelsey Moore, Phong Nguyen and Randy Richardson. Sunday, May 18 at 7pm. Black Rock Pub & Kitchen (3614 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60612) at 7pm. Free!

 

 

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 ReviewThe Dos Passos ReviewSpring Gun Press, and elsewhere, and can be heard at the audio-journal Bound Off. She has received residencies and fellowships from the Artcroft Foundation, Aspen Writers Foundation, Center for the American West, Denver Women’s Press Club, Key West Literary Seminars, and Ox-Bow Artist Residence. A member of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, Livers lives in Chicago.

Edward Kelsey Moore is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel THE SUPREMES AT EARL’S ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT, which was published by Alfred A. Knopf in 2013. THE SUPREMES AT EARL’S ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT was awarded the 2014 First Novelist Award by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association and was chosen as a 2013 Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection.  THE SUPREMES was also named a 2014 Illinois Reads book by the Illinois Reading Council. Edward’s essays and short fiction have appeared in the New York Times and a number of literary magazines, including Ninth LetterIndiana ReviewAfrican American Review, and Inkwell.  His short fiction has also been featured on Chicago Public Radio.  In addition to his writing, Edward maintains a career as a professional cellist, performing with a number of ensembles, including the Chicago Sinfonietta and the Joffrey Ballet Orchestra.  A native of Indianapolis, Indiana, Edward lives in Chicago, Illinois with his partner of many years.  He is currently at work on his second novel. Edward Kelsey Moore’s upcoming appearance dates and additional information are available at edwardkelseymoore.com.

Phong Nguyen is the author of Pages from the Textbook of Alternate History (Queens Ferry Press, 2014) and Memory Sickness (Elixir, 2011). He is Associate Professor at the University of Central Missouri, co-editor of Pleiades and Pleiades Press, and co-director of the Unsung Masters Series, for which he co-edited the volume Nancy Hale: The Life and Work of a Lost American Master with the author Dan Chaon.

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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Paulette Livers

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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 ReviewThe Dos Passos ReviewSpring Gun Press, and elsewhere, and can be heard at the audio-journal Bound Off. She has received residencies and fellowships from the Artcroft Foundation, Aspen Writers Foundation, Center for the American West, Denver Women’s Press Club, Key West Literary Seminars, and Ox-Bow Artist Residence. A member of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, Livers lives in Chicago.

 

 


Edward Kelsey Moore

edward 300x214 Edward Kelsey MooreEdward Kelsey Moore is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel THE SUPREMES AT EARL’S ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT, which was published by Alfred A. Knopf in 2013. THE SUPREMES AT EARL’S ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT was awarded the 2014 First Novelist Award by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association and was chosen as a 2013 Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection.  THE SUPREMES was also named a 2014 Illinois Reads book by the Illinois Reading Council. Edward’s essays and short fiction have appeared in the New York Times and a number of literary magazines, including Ninth LetterIndiana ReviewAfrican American Review, and Inkwell.  His short fiction has also been featured on Chicago Public Radio.  In addition to his writing, Edward maintains a career as a professional cellist, performing with a number of ensembles, including the Chicago Sinfonietta and the Joffrey Ballet Orchestra.  A native of Indianapolis, Indiana, Edward lives in Chicago, Illinois with his partner of many years.  He is currently at work on his second novel. Edward Kelsey Moore’s upcoming appearance dates and additional information are available at edwardkelseymoore.com.


Phong Nguyen

phong 300x200 Phong NguyenPhong Nguyen is the author of Pages from the Textbook of Alternate History (Queens Ferry Press, 2014) and Memory Sickness (Elixir, 2011). He is Associate Professor at the University of Central Missouri, co-editor of Pleiades and Pleiades Press, and co-director of the Unsung Masters Series, for which he co-edited the volume Nancy Hale: The Life and Work of a Lost American Master with the author Dan Chaon.


Randy Richardson

richard 200x300 Randy RichardsonAn 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 SoulHumor 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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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.