Archive for August 2013

TBCYL's live podcast with Chris L. Terry is tonight

TBCYL's live podcast with Chris L. Terry is tonight
Come out to ChiPrc (858 N. Ashland Ave.) tonight and be apart of a live recording of Ben Tanzer‘s This Blog Will Change Your Life featuring Chris L. Terry, the author of Curbside Splendor Publishing‘s much anticipated novel, Zero Fade. Terry’s book will be available for purchase and signing, and there’s only a $3 donation. The magic happens at 7pm!   

Please don't let the VMAs turn us all into jerks

Please don't let the VMAs turn us all into jerks
I don’t watch MTV because I don’t like seeing people be exploited for being sexual, poor, stupid, drunk, white, black, gay, etc. etc. etc., which is all MTV does. There is no music in Music Television with the exception of the VMAs where kids vote about which video that they saw on YouTube is better.... Read more »

Quickies is tonight at the Hideout Inn

Quickies is tonight at the Hideout Inn
The fast-paced reading series Quickies is tonight (August 26th, 2013) at 8pm at the Hideout Inn. Quickies offers performers the unique challenge of reading a complete piece in four minutes: no cheating, no excerpts and no poetry. The event costs only five dollars at the door and will feature performances by: Matt Trupia Kyle Beachy Jill... Read more »
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Pre-Post Humanists Present: Paranoia this Wednesday

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The Pre-PostHumanists will host their first reading to the delight of their Overlord, the Singular Consciousness, on August 28th, 2013 in Strawdog Theatre’s Hugen Hall, 3829 N Broadway. Titled “Pre-PostHumanists Present: Paranoia” the reading will feature the stories of James Tadd Adcox and C. James Bye, hosted by Brandon Eells (Singular Consciousness) and Eleni Pappageorge (Melissa Maynard),... Read more »

Becoming Arthur by Peter Emmett Naughton

Becoming Arthur by Peter Emmett Naughton
  Becoming Arthur By Peter Emmett Naughton   My brother Arthur was always a better person than I was.  He had this fundamental quality about him that was unfailingly kind and thoughtful.  As a child, I did what was expected of me because I feared punishment if I disobeyed.  Arthur seemed to do things because... Read more »

Sad Robot Stories book release party tomorrow at Cole's Bar

Sad Robot Stories book release party tomorrow at Cole's Bar
The CCLaP is hosting a book release party for Mason Johnson‘s debut novella, Sad Robot Stories tomorrow night (August 24th, 2013) at Cole’s Bar. The party begins at 4:30pm and will be hosted by Terd Macchio and feature performances by: Daniel Shapiro Lindsay Hunter Thrillary T. Cat (Hillary Stone) & Tom Simmons (performing an original song that will make you cry the saltiest of tears)... Read more »
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A sacred space: A review of Personal Memoirs and Short Stories by Lani Hall Alpert

A sacred space: A review of Personal Memoirs and Short Stories by Lani Hall Alpert
I have never been one to believe in coincidences; it can be something big or small, such as a moment, a meeting, or a book that happens to fall into my lap because someone just knew I would love it. Little did this person know how deeply I truly would connect and find myself in... Read more »

Eric Carle party this Sunday at Women & Children First

Eric Carle party this Sunday at Women & Children First
Come out to Andersonville this Sunday (August 25th, 2013) to celebrate author and illustrator Eric Carle at Women & Children First Bookstore. The event will be hosted by Miss Mack and there will be stories, games and snacks. The magic happens at 4:30pm!  

Author evening with Patricia Ann McNair at the Beverly Arts Center tonight

Author evening with Patricia Ann McNair at the Beverly Arts Center tonight
Tonight (August 22nd, 2013) at 7pm come out to the Beverly Arts Center (2407 W. 111th St.) to see author Patricia Ann McNair discuss her amazing collection of short stories, The Temple of Air followed by a book sale and signing. I had the pleasure of interviewing McNair a few months ago, and you can find said interview here. McNair is beloved in... Read more »
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Guts and Glory is tonight

Guts and Glory is tonight
Guts and Glory, the reading series hosted by Samantha Irby and Keith Ecker, will be having a show tonight Wednesday August 21st at Powell’s Bookstore (2850 N. Lincoln Ave) from 7 to 9pm. The event is FREE and BYOB! Featured performers this month include: Robyn Okrant Melinda McIntire Bill Bullock M Shelly Conner Kim Morris