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Chicago / September 25, 2016

On September 25 Sunday Salon Chicago will be welcoming the return of fall with writers Vu Tran, Gina Frangello, Ben Tanzer, Dan Stolar, and Doro Boehme. Join us at 7pm at the Riverview Tavern, 1958 Roscoe Ave.

Vu TranVU TRAN’S first novel, Dragonfish, was a NY Times Notable Book of 2015. He is the winner of a Whiting Award, and his short stories have appeared in publications like the O. Henry Prize Stories and the Best American Mystery Stories. Born in Vietnam and raised in Oklahoma, Vu received his MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and his PhD from the Black Mountain Institute at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Chicago.

Gina FrangelloGINA FRANGELLO’S fourth book of fiction, Every Kind of Wanting, was released by Counterpoint in September.
Her other books of fiction include the novel A Life in MenSlut Lullabies, and My Sister’s Continent. She has nearly 20 years of experience as an editor. Her short fiction, essays, book reviews and journalism have been published in such venues as Salon, Dame, Ploughshares, the Boston Globe, BuzzFeed, the Chicago Tribune, the Huffington Post, Fence, FiveChapters, Prairie Schooner, the Chicago Reader, and in many other magazines and anthologies.

Ben TanzerBEN TANZER is the author of Orphans, Lost in Space, The New York Stories, SEX AND DEATHand Be Cool – a memoir (sort of), among others. He has also contributed to Punk Planet, Clamor, and Men’s Health. He serves as Senior Director, Acquisitions for Curbside Splendor and frequently speaks on the topics of messaging, framing, social media, blogging, fiction, essay writing and independent publishing. He can be found online at tanzerben.com, the center of his vast lifestyle empire.

Dan StolarDAN STOLAR is the author of a collection of short stories, The Middle of the Night, a BookSense 76 Pick and runner up for the Reform Judaism Prize for Jewish Literature. His fiction and creative nonfiction hav
e been published in a number of places including The Missouri Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Utne Reader, Chicago Tribune and Chicago Reader. He is an Associate Professor of English at DePaul.

Doro BoehmeDORO BOEHME is a visual artist and writer with an MFA from the Kunstakademie Stuttgart and MLIS from Dominican University. She teaches in the Interdisciplinary Arts program at Columbia College and oversees library special collections at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has contributed to, produced, and edited reference books and exhibition catalogs, all of which discuss the visual conventions and history of artists’ publications and contemporary DIY culture. Her short stories have been published byYew Journal, Canopic Jar, and Nailed Magazine.

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Vu Tran, September 25 at Sunday Salon Chicago

Vu Tran’s first novel, Dragonfish, was a NY Times Notable Book of 2015. Vu TranHe is the winner of a Whiting Award, and his short stories have appeared in publications like the O. Henry Prize Stories and the Best American Mystery Stories. Born in Vietnam and raised in Oklahoma, Vu received his MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and his PhD from the Black Mountain Institute at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Chicago.


Gina Frangello, September 25 at Sunday Salon Chicago

Gina Frangello’s fourth book of fiction, Every Kind of Wanting, was released by Gina FrangelloCounterpoint in September. Her other books of fiction include the novel A Life in MenSlut Lullabies, and My Sister’s Continent. She has nearly 20 years of experience as an editor. Her short fiction, essays, book reviews and journalism have been published in such venues as Salon, Dame,Ploughshares, the Boston Globe, BuzzFeed, theChicago Tribune, the Huffington Post, Fence, FiveChapters, Prairie Schooner, the Chicago Reader, and in many other magazines and anthologies.


Ben Tanzer, September 25 At Sunday Salon Chicago

Ben Tanzer is the author of Orphans, Lost in Space, The New York Stories, Ben TanzerSEX AND DEATH and Be Cool – a memoir (sort of), among others. He has also contributed to Punk Planet, Clamor, and Men’s Health. He serves as Senior Director, Acquisitions for Curbside Splendor and frequently speaks on the topics of messaging, framing, social media, blogging, fiction, essay writing and independent publishing. He can be found online at tanzerben.com, the center of his vast lifestyle empire.


Dan Stolar, September 25 at Sunday Salon Chicago

Dan Stolar is the author of a collection of short stories, The Middle of the Night, Dan Stolara BookSense 76 Pick and runner up for the Reform Judaism Prize for Jewish Literature.
His fiction and creative nonfiction have been published in a number of places including The Missouri Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Utne Reader, Chicago Tribune and Chicago Reader. He is an Associate Professor of English at DePaul.


Doro Boehme, September 25 at Sunday Salon Chicago

Doro Boehme is a visual artist and writer with an MFA from the Doro BoehmeKunstakademie
Stuttgart and MLIS from Dominican University. She teaches in the Interdisciplinary Arts program at Columbia College and oversees library special collections at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has contributed to, produced, and edited reference books and exhibition catalogs, all of which discuss the visual conventions and history of artists’ publications and contemporary DIY culture. Her short stories have been published byYew Journal, Canopic Jar, and Nailed Magazine.


Martin Seay Chicago July 31

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Martin Seay’s first novel, The Mirror Thief, was released by Melville House in May.  Other writing has appeared recently in Electric Literature, Lit Hub, Publishers Weekly, MAKE, and The Believer.  Originally from Texas, he lives in Chicago with his spouse, the writer Kathleen Rooney.


Emily Robbins Chicago July 31

Emily RobbinsEMILY ROBBINS is the author of the novel A WORD FOR LOVE, forthcoming from Riverhead Books, January 2017.  She has received Fulbright Fellowships for writing in both Syria and Jordan, and has lived and worked across the Middle East.  A former Chicagoan, she’s just moved to Brownsville, TX, where she writes and translates.


Ross Ritchell Chicago July 31

ROSS RITCHELL served in the 75th Ranger Regiment and upon his discharge, enrolled at Northwestern University where he earned an MFA in Fiction writing. His novel THE KNIFE was published in February of 2015 by Blue Rider Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House. He lives in Illinois with his family.Ross Ritchell

 


Kathy Flann Chicago July 31

KathyFlannKATHY FLANN’S short story collection, Get a Grip, won the George Garrett Award and was released by Texas Review Press. It was named a top book of 2015 by Baltimore Magazine and Baltimore City Paper, and it won the short story category for the 2016 National Indie Excellence Awards and the International Book Awards. A previous collection, Smoky Ordinary, won the Serena McDonald Kennedy Award and was published by Snake Nation Press. For five years, she taught creative writing at the University of Cumbria in England, where she created mini-courses for the BBC’s Get Writing website and served on the board of the National Association of Writers in Education. She has been a fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Sozopol Fiction Seminars in Bulgaria, and Le Moulin à Nef in France. She is an associate professor at Goucher College in Maryland.


Christine Rice, Chicago, June 26

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Christine Rice is the author of Swarm Theory (University of Hell Press/April 2016). Most recently, her short stories have been published in The Literary Review, Rusted Radishes, F Magazine, and online at Roanoke Review, F Magazine, Chicago Literati, and Bird’s Thumb. Her essays and long-form journalism have appeared in numerous papers, including the The Big Smoke, The Millions, the Chicago Tribune; her radio essays have been produced by WBEZ Chicago. Christine is the managing editor of Hypertext Magazine and the director of Hypertext Studio Writing Center.


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Natalia Nebel

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.




Christine Sneed

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.



Suzanne Clores

cloresSuzanne Clores is a writer, editor, consultant, and teacher. She is the author of Memoirs of a Spiritual Outsider (Conari 2000) and her work has appeared in Salon.com, Chicago Public Radio, The Huffington Post, Shambhala Sun, SMITH, The Nervous Breakdown, The Sunday Rumpus and many other publications. She has taught in the MA/MFA program at Northwestern University, and at the Northwestern Summer Writers' Conference. She holds an MFA in fiction from the University of Arizona. She lives with her family in Chicago.



Betsy Finesilver Haberl

Betsy Finesilver Haberl is a freelance writer and editor. She is currently pursuing her MFA in fiction from Northwestern University. She lives in Evanston, Illinois with her husband and son.




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Alexandra Sheckler, Jeanie Chung, Melanie Pappadis, Mike Zapata