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Monday March 31st, 2014 7:00pm: Say goodbye to March by going to Tales from the Punch House (1227 W. 18th St., Chicago, Illinois 60608). Featured performers for tonight’s installment include Ben Tanzer, D. Foy and Susan Hope Lanier. Free show. Tuesday April 1st, 2014 6:00pm: 2nd Story is back at City Winery (1200 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607) presenting “No Fool: Stories of Risk and... Read more »
‘Teaching Comics’ follows cartoonist Alex Nall’s experiences as a teaching artist in Chicago Public Schools. Read more at alexnall.tumblr.com.
Two Poems By Joseph Meads [Hyacinth blue smeared] Hyacinth blue smeared like blood up this sin, the silence of certain skies, the knock-em-dead mentality of promise. Memories swindle like autumn this: the tufts, the most southern of brunette tufts. Of Berryman’s Dream Songs In a hotel in... Read more »
Hunter’s Moon By Robert McGuill In the worst of the Super 8 images he calls memories, in the one that haunts his dreams, he sees his brother, Gage, leap into the cab of a battered Ford pickup truck, swoop down on the glove box like a hawk, and knock open the compartment door. Gutting... Read more »
Monday March 17th, 2014 2:00pm: Story Weeks presents “Why the Short Story?” at Harold Washington Library (400 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605). This exciting panel will feature Roxane Gay, Stuart Dybek, Katey Schultz and Christine Sneed and will be curated by the always amazing Patricia Ann McNair with a Q&A to follow. This event will be held in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium. Free and... Read more »
A comic made exclusively for Food Week.
‘Teaching Comics’ follows cartoonist Alex Nall’s experiences as a teaching artist in Chicago Public Schools.
Challenge: can you write a haiku as your favorite TV character? If you can you might be published on our blog on Monday. Make us proud, literati! Pssst! Facebook
As part of an ongoing series, we challenged readers to come up with a six word story using the word “shard”. Read the winning story from February 18th, 2014 by the eloquent Josie Icaza and be sure to keep your eyes peeled for our next #sixwordstory contest. #SixWordStory By Josie Icaza ….his realm of reality now shards... Read more »