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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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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.