Posts in category "events"

90 Second Newbery Film Fest

Tomorrow night, November 16th, at Harold Washington Library, James Kennedy will bring his 90-Second Newbery Film Fest home to Chicago. He put out the challenge, in connection with New York Public Library and Chicago Public Library, over a year ago for fans of literary young and old to create movies that tell the entire story... Read more »

Piano Rat Release @ Hinge

Piano Rat Release @ Hinge
It is a beautiful thing when art and lit and come together, and tomorrow night (10/15) at Hinge Gallery Shawn Stucky and Franki Elliot will do just that. The gallery will be showcasing some of Shawn’s latest piece while everyone celebrates Franki’s debut collection Piano Rats. Stucky designed the cover of Piano Rats, and continues... Read more »

A Literary Weekend

A Literary Weekend
There are at least four events taking place this weekend that you need to be aware of. First, this Friday is Printer’s Ball. The annual event is hosted by Poetry Magazine and is being held at The Ludington Building (1104 S Wabash Ave). It is a great place to mingle with the literati, and include... Read more »
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Barry Graham hits Chicago in the face

Barry Graham hits Chicago in the face
In Nothing or Next to Nothing, the debut novella from Barry Graham, the reader finds himself transported to the roughest parts of Michigan. He begins to see life through the eyes and memories of Derek, a restaurant owner, brother, stoner, and more. He is travelling from Ohio to New Jersey to find his sister Daisy.... Read more »

Double Dose of Lit

Double Dose of Lit
It is almost like having two dates to the prom, but there are two great readings taking place this Sunday. If there has ever been an argument for streaming a reading and recording it here it is. On July 10th at 7pm at Beauty Bar we have the latest installment of the Two With Water... Read more »

This Weekends Recommended Readings

With at least three quality reading taking place tonight (Friday, June 24th) I thought I would try to give you a few details that might help you plan your weekend. Ear Eater 7 will feature Hallie Butler, Kristen Hayter, Lyra Hill, Nick Jackson, and Anders Nilsen. It starts at 8pm and takes place on ustream... Read more »
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Patrick Wensink brings his Kenny Rogers "Hate" to Chicago

Patrick Wensink brings his Kenny Rogers "Hate" to Chicago
Kentucky’s Patrick Wensink recently released his debut novel, and follow-up to 2009′s story collection Sex Dungeon For Sale, Black Hole Blues. The novel is the first sci-fi story that centers on a country western singer that I have ever read, and the way the story is told and how it unfolds is so impressive. The... Read more »

Readings This Week:

The Guild Complex are hosting The 18th annual Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Award on June 14th (tonight!) at Chopin Theater. You read more about it here, and also find a full list of the semi-finalists. The Beauty Bar is all about benefits this month and their first is the CWA Summer Bash: Benefiting Chicago Literary... Read more »

Printers Row Preview

Last week I posted a link to printable schedule for the two-day Printers Row Festival taking place this weekend, but what events do you attend? Why should you head to Printers Row this weekend? Well, I’ve taken out my pink highlighted and marked up my schedule so I thought I would share that with you.... Read more »
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Printers Row Releases Schedule

The Tribune and Printers Row Lit Fest have released the official schedules for the events taking place on June 4th and 5th. You can grab the schedules and plan your weekend here.
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