Posts tagged "Billy Lombardo"

Literary Links

Here are my Literary Links for the week of June 6th: 1. Curbside Splendor Bookstand gets big praise. 2. Caketrain Chapbook Competition. 3. Laura Yes Yes gets reviewed. 4. Billy Lombardo wins the Nelson Algren Short Story Award 5. Stephen Tully Dierks gets discussed over at Beach Sloth. 6. Open Books flashes Printers Row for... Read more »

Books to Download during the Snowapocalypse

  Are you planning to stay home from work or school tomorrow? Instead of being sucked into daytime TV you should warm up the e-reader, iPad or laptop and download a few books. Here are five books I recommend you read during tonight and tomorrow’s “Snowapocalypse”.    1. 

Lists, Lists, and More Lists

It’s a fact that the internet loves lists and there have been several interesting literary lists surfacing over the last few weeks. The most relevant to this site would be New City’s Lit 50. The list is a who’s who of Chicago lit and features the names of 50 of the top movers and shakers... Read more »

Printers Row Preview

As I scroll through the many events, discussions, performances, booths, etc that will all culminate this weekend at Printers Row (June 12-13th) it seems a little overwhelming. Where do you start, what can’t you miss, what should you avoid? Well, I’ve found with large festivals like it can be best to find those few things... Read more »

The Man With Two Arms

There is not a more exciting time than opening day of new season of baseball. It means summer is coming, and it’s time to play and remember youth. It’s also the perfect time to hear Billy Lombardo read from his debut baseball-themed novel The Man With Two Arms. Released by Overlook Press, the novel follows... Read more »

The Nervous Breakdown Reading @ The Whistler

The Nervous Breakdown is an online magazine featuring the work of published and emerging authors, poets, and other artists from around the world, and they just happen to have a strong presense ins Chicago. A few months ago they had their first reading here and it was a big success. Organized by Gina Frangello and... Read more »