Posts tagged "@artsfront"

Women and Children First's Top Sellers

Once again it’s time to check in with Jac Jemc and the local shop Women and Children First to see what books are finding good homes this week. 1. Year of Cats & Dogs by Margaret Hawkins 2. Half the Sky – Nicholas Kristof 3. Where We Find Ourselves – Miriam Ben-Yoseph 4. Just Kids... Read more »

Write Club @ Prop

The first rule of Write Club is nobody talks about the Write Club. On Jan 29th a group of writers will square off in a series of battles that will result in the audience deciding the champ. Hosted by Ian Belknap, Write Club will feature Jenny Magnus (Curious Theatre Branch); Jonathan Messinger (Featherproof Books, Dollar... Read more »


There is a discussion taking place tonight at The Book Cellar conducted by Alexander Aciman and Emmitt Rensin University of Chicago students and creatures of Twitterature, a collection of hypothetical “tweets” that reduce classic pieces of literature into an assembly of average-length Twitter updates. There collection is based on humor and almost highlights the absurdity... Read more »

News from Sam Pink

This week Sam Pink shared a little news with the world through his blog. He announced that Audun Mortensen had been working on a translation of his debut collection, I Am Going To Clone Myself Then Kill The Clone And Eat It (Paper Hero Press), and the Norwegian press Flamme Forlag would be releasing a... Read more »

New from Lacey Pipher

As a fan of books and someone who has always loved to collect old books, I have long been fascinated by the work of Chicago’s Lacey Pipher. To take books that no one cares for any longer and dissect them, rearrange them, and turn them into creatures and more is amazing. I love to try... Read more »

Build up love for 2010

It’s a great slogan from a local charity that few people can find a reason not to love and support. Open Books, a nonprofit social venture that operates an bookstore, provides community programs, and mobilizes passionate volunteers to promote literacy in Chicago and beyond, just found out that they are in the final round of... Read more »

How do you promote a Chapbook?

I suppose the easy answer is contact Greg Lytle. Chicago poet Kathryn Regina released her latest collection I Am In The Air Right Now through Greying Ghost Press over the summer and I am still mesmerized by this video. What are some other creative ways to promote a chapbook?

Barry Graham Coming to Quickies

The monthly reading series at Innertown Pub, Quickies, is among the finest and funniest in the city. Hosted by writers Mary Hamilton and Lindsey Hunter, the series always delivers a heavy dose of the cities finest in poetry and prose. This month is no exception as they bring Tim Jones-Yelvington, Robyn Pennacchyia, Jessi Lee Gaylord,... Read more »