Posts in category "Interviews"

Dana Norris of Story Club discusses her new online magazine with Abby Sheaffer

Dana Norris of Story Club discusses her new online magazine with Abby Sheaffer
Sometimes, when the career you want isn’t available to you, you have to make it. Dana Norris did exactly that five years ago when she founded the intrepid reading series, Story Club. Since her bold decision to go her own way, Story Club has found a home, not only on the North and South Side of Chicago, but... Read more »

The cast of the stunning new web series Young Couple answer questions for Chicago Literati

The cast of the stunning new web series Young Couple answer questions for Chicago Literati
Fresh off the heels of last year’s wildly successful and much talked about play, The TomKat Project, Brianna Baker and Brandon Paul Ogborn are teaming up again: this time for the stunning new web series, Young Couple. What makes this collaboration even more genius is the added presence of the indomitable Mike Malarkey. Together, Baker, Ogborn and Malarkey are an epic... Read more »

Jeremy Owens of You're Being Ridiculous talks about what makes him tick

Jeremy Owens of You're Being Ridiculous talks about what makes him tick
Jeremy Owens wants you to dish. He wants you to dish about that time you spiked the punch bowl at your eighth grade graduation dance. He wants you to talk about that time after you made out with your best friend’s brother in high school. He wants to know about that time you bought an ice... Read more »
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Shannon Cason shares his passion for storytelling with the stunning new podcast series Homemade Stories

Shannon Cason shares his passion for storytelling with the stunning new podcast series Homemade Stories
Shannon Cason lives for storytelling, and with the launch of his stunning new podcast series, Homemade Stories, he’ll be able to share his passion with the world. Cason’s affinity for the craft was spawned by the raw prose of Elmore Leonard at a very early age and only grew from there. Read on to discover more... Read more »

Read the story of how 3Elements Review came to be

Read the story of how 3Elements Review came to be
Mikaela Shea Fowler is the founder and editor-in-chief of one the sleekest and smartest new journals to grace the literary world: 3Elements Review. Not only is the idea behind it incredible and inspiring (each submission cycle asks writers and artists to create a work based on an assigned three elements) but each issue is gorgeously put together... Read more »

Personal chef Erin Jezl divulges her love of the craft in an exclusive interview

I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Erin Jezl since high school. We met through mutual friends in the drama club. She was always cool and confident, full of witty zingers and I always felt lucky to have her as a friend. I think the reason why I love food so much is because of what Erin taught... Read more »
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Ilene Ross of 513{eats} talks good bourbon and good food with Abby Sheaffer

Ilene Ross of 513{eats} talks good bourbon and good food with Abby Sheaffer
As part of Food & Wine Week on Chicago Literati I took the opportunity to interview the amazing Ilene Ross of 513{eats} magazine. Ross writes, edits and manages 513{eats} with photographer (and good friend) Gina Weathersby and Nora Martini. Each month they collaborate on exquisite issues that showcase unique culinary trends with the help of their friends in the food industry. Read my... Read more »

Renowned sommelier Dlynn Proctor talks wine and ambition with Abby Sheaffer

Renowned sommelier Dlynn Proctor talks wine and ambition with Abby Sheaffer
Director Jason Wise’s documentary Somm was one of the most buzzed about movies in 2012, and for good reason. Somm follows four sommeliers as they pursue the Master Sommelier exam, an exam with a notoriously low pass rate. The film is an intense, riveting ride, even for those out there who are not inclined towards... Read more »

Edmund Zagorin wants to send you a story in the mail

Edmund Zagorin wants to send you a story in the mail
Recently I held a six word story contest on Twitter, and Edmund Zagorin ended up winning by a landslide. As I do with all winning contestants, I asked Zagorin to forward me his biography and headshot. It was from his biography I learned about his work with Stories By Mail. Stories By Mail is as awesome... Read more »
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Richard Weihe reveals his love of masks, a secret garden in Venice and what inspired him to write Sea of Ink

Richard Weihe reveals his love of masks, a secret garden in Venice and what inspired him to write Sea of Ink
For a writer, inspiration can strike at any time. For Richard Weihe, his novel Sea of Ink came to him through a gift he received from his brother. Next week Weihe will be in Chicago for Literaturlenz, reading from both Sea of Ink and Ocean of Milk. Read my exclusive interview with Weihe and discover his thoughts on poetry, translation and Asian... Read more »