NYC | March 15, 2009

This month, the windy city is blowing its literary talent our way. Join us for a special reading with poets and writers from The Chicago Quarterly Review!

Natalia Nebel is a writer, editor and translator (Italian/English). Her short stories have appeared in a variety of literary magazines, and a play she’s recently written is under consideration for production at Chicago’s Backstage Theater. Poems from a collaborative translation that she’s completed of the poetry collection Pianissimo, (1914) by Camillo Sbarbaro, are forthcoming in Burnside Review.

Gary Miller is a writer, documentary filmmaker, and journalist. His fiction has appeared in a number of literary magazines, including Florida Review, Green Mountains Review, Hunger Mountain, and Chicago Quarterly Review. His most recent film is “Act of Faith,” a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the Kris Kristofferson feature film “Disappearances”. Gary writes about Americana music for State of Mind music magazine, and plays guitar and sings in The Coydogs. His short story “Benefits” will appear in the Spring, 2009 issue of Miranda.

Anne-E. Wood’s fiction has appeared in The Chicago Quarterly Review, Tin House, Agni, New Letters, Karamu (forthcoming), Fourteen Hills Magazine, Other Voices, Beloit Fiction Journal, The Licking River Review, Fiction Attic, The Cream City Review, and Hustlers: An Anthology of Fiction about Sex for Hire. She has an MFA in Fiction from San Francisco State University, where she was the recipient of the 2006 Michael Rubin Award for her Chapbook Two If By Sea. She now lives in Brooklyn and teaches writing at Rutgers University, The New Jersey Institute of Technology and The Gotham Writer’s Workshop. She is at work on a novel.

Jody Azzouni recently published in The Chicago Quarterly Review and in Wisconsin Review, and has stories forthcoming in Alaska Quarterly Review and in Hanging Loose. He also publishes poetry and philosophy.

Paola Morgavi, a native of Genoa, Italy, is a Senior Lecturer in the department of French and Italian at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. Her major interest revolves around 20th century Italian literature and culture with a special focus on poetry. During the past few years, her research has explored the meaning and the sound of words within different cultures and languages.

Catherine Ennis Sears is a first year student in the MFA program in fiction at Emerson College. Her work has appeared in The Barbaric Yawp and been selected for honorable mention in Glimmer Train’s 2008 Family Matters Contest. She is a fiction reader for the journal Redivider and was the recipient of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Creative Nonfiction Writing Award in 2007.

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