Archive for March 2013

Liz Baudler reviews The Marrying Kind, by Ken O'Neill

This is an interesting review to do this week, as my home state continues its push for same-sex marriage and the Supreme Court rules on the issue nationally. In Ken O’Neill’s debut novel The Marrying Kind, one man decides to take on the issue in a singular manner. Adam More’s profession? Wedding planner. Let’s get... Read more »

SEASONS Submissions Cycle (Deadline Ends April 19th)

From now until April 19th we’re accepting submissions for our SEASONS cycle. Creative nonfiction, essays, poetry and short stories are welcome (so long as they don’t exceed 100,000 words!) Email Chicago Literati at Gmail dot com, we’re dying to hear from you!

Literary Rock and Roll a Crescendo for Story Week

If you’re wondering why this review is going up so late in the day, it’s because it takes an eager journalist that long to recover from the fine storytelling and debauchery that is an essential part of the Literary Rock and Roll experience. But let’s focus on the story-telling, and get to the debauchery later.... Read more »
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PERSEPOLIS Ban in Chicago

PERSEPOLIS Ban in Chicago
Ray Bradbury once said, “You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” The Chicago Public Schools’ ban of Marjane Satrapi’s visionary graphic novel series, Persepolis is contributing to an ever evolving culture of ignorance and media black-out that cannot and will not be accepted. For those unfamiliar with Persepolis, the book... Read more »

STORY WEEK March 22nd Schedule (FINAL DAY)

STORY WEEK March 22nd Schedule (FINAL DAY)
FROM 6pm-8pm CHICAGO CLASSICS Rick Kogan, Chicago Tribune journalist and WGN radio host presents guests from Chicago’s creative community reading works by their favorite Chicago authors. Featured readers include: Kathie Bergquist, Arnie Bernstein, Charles Blackstone, Kevin Coval, Alison Cuddy, Amina Gautier, Ronne Hartfield, Aleksander Hemon, Gary Johnson, Billy Lombardo, Eric Charles May, Samuel Park, Coya Paz, Donna... Read more »

2nd Story Fundraiser at Revolution Brewery (March 24th 6pm)

2nd Story Fundraiser at Revolution Brewery (March 24th 6pm)
Just a reminder that THIS SUNDAY at Revolution Brewery in Wicker Park (2323 N. Milwaukee Ave) a special 2nd Story fundraiser is happening! Craft beer, delicious dishes and awesome stories, is there anything better? (Spoiler alert: NO!) Join us in the Brewer’s Lounge at Revolution Brewery for an evening of our some of our favorite stories, by... Read more »
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STORY WEEK March 21st Schedule

STORY WEEK March 21st Schedule
11am  Panel: From Truth to Fiction hosted by Eric May and featuring Jane Hamilton, Patricia Ann McNair and Shawn Shiflet Columbia College Chicago Stage Two (618 S. Michigan Ave.)   THEN… 2pm  Panel: Visions Recognized—Getting Published hosted by Booklist Senior Editor, Donna Seaman and featuring Jotham Burrello, Eleanor Jackson, Nancy Miller, Stephanie Kip Rostan and Johnny... Read more »

A Day of Emma Donoghue at Story Week

Emma Donoghue’s zippy Irish brogue is stuck in my head. I sat for a total of three hours in the Harold Washington Library’s Pritzker auditorium, heard the woman discuss two of her books, and feel thoroughly enlightened and entertained. Donoghue is the rare writer who does not need to be drawn out with questions. I... Read more »

The Routines of Famous Authors

It’s always fascinating to look into the routines of famous authors, and this list is fascinating! Check it out.
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SUBMIT TO US! Seasons Themed Cycle

From now until April 19th, 2013 at 6pm we’re accepting submissions for our SEASONS cycle! We accept creative nonfiction, essays, poetry & short stories. If you miss this themed cycle, we have an OPEN SUBMISSIONS policy all year long without deadline. Email: Chicago Literati at Gmail dot com. Don’t forget to “like” us on Facebook... Read more »