Archive for March 2013

What Are Your Thoughts on Philip Roth?

What Are Your Thoughts on Philip Roth?
Critics are often polarized when it comes to Philip Roth. Ever since his off-color debut novel/love letter to masturbating, Portnoy’s Complaint was published in 1969 (at the height of the sexual revolution, no less), he has become a sort of fixture in the literary world (like it or not) and has gone on to publish 30 books.... Read more »

"The Best Panel Ever": A Review of the "Wildly Imaginative Voices and Visions" panel at Story Week

“The best panel ever!” everyone sitting beside me cheered at the conclusion of tonight’s “Wildly Imaginative Voices and Visions” panel. The rare occurrence of a spectacular audience Q and A with the energetic and insightful panelists, plus a host willing to dive into process, were the chemistry to make those cheers genuine. From classes with... Read more »

STORY WEEK Schedule March 20th

STORY WEEK Schedule March 20th
AT… 11am  From Page To Stage: Scenes From Student Playwrights hosted by Tim McCain & Tom Mula Columbia College Chicago Film Row Cinema (1104 S. Wabash) FOLLOWED BY… 1pm  Dramatic Revisioning: Conversation With Playwrights hosted by Lisa Schlesinger and featuring Adrian Danzig, Mickle Maher & John Musial Columbia College Chicago Film Row Cinema (1104 S. Wabash) THEN... Read more »
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Liz Baudler reviews Sapphire in Conversation with Donna Seaman

Liz Baudler reviews Sapphire in Conversation with Donna Seaman
Sapphire is a small woman, her head shaved and her ears and nose pierced with silver loops. When she reads, her voice suddenly expands, drops and fills with the syllables so recognizable as her own, no matter what character is speaking. It is this voice as much as the crisp words she says that lets... Read more »

A Review of "Ray Bradbury: Tribute to a Visionary" Panel at Story Week

A Review of "Ray Bradbury: Tribute to a Visionary" Panel at Story Week
May it be known, now and forever, that by twenty-four, I have read only two Ray Bradbury stories.  I have only read two Bradbury stories, and I read both of them on the train while on my way to an event celebrating Ray Bradbury.  This is professionalism.  This is the study of the craft.  This... Read more »

THE WAY WE SLEEP Anthology Reading at The Book Cellar (Sat. April 13th, 2013 7pm-9pm)

THE WAY WE SLEEP Anthology Reading at The Book Cellar (Sat. April 13th, 2013 7pm-9pm)
Join us in Lincoln Square/Ravenswood on Saturday April 13th at 7pm for readings from The Way We Sleep at The Book Cellar. See for yourself why Joe Meno says the anthology is, “as intimate, poignant, and humorous as anything whispered beneath the sheets.” The Way We Sleep was conceived by Casey Bye and his fiancee, Jessa Marsh. The anthology... Read more »
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STORY WEEK March 19th Schedule

STORY WEEK March 19th Schedule
RIGHT NOW (11am) Amber Ponomar is hosting “Readings: Emerging Voices From The Story Week Reader” at Columbia College Chicago Film Row Cinema (1104 S. Wabash Ave.) THEN… 2pm “Ray Bradbury: Tribute To A Visionary” hosted by Mort Castle & Sam Weller, featuring readings by Audrey Niffenegger & Joe Meno at The Harold Washington Library (400 S. State... Read more »

Liz Baudler Reviews 2nd Story at Story Week

Liz Baudler Reviews 2nd Story at Story Week
I’ve never ever been to an event where all the of the performers are my Facebook friends. Ann Hemenway has bought me drinks on multiple occasions. I’ve been crammed in the backseat Chris DeGuire’s compact car. Cyn Vargas and I have swapped compliments on our respective footwear, and Ames Hawkins makes damn good Cuban food.... Read more »

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!
      Chicago Literati has a NEW submissions cycle! The theme this time around is, “SEASONS”. Submit poetry, short stories, flash fiction, creative nonfiction and essays between 500-1,000 words from NOW until April 19th, 2013 at 6pm. Email Chicago Literati at Gmail dot com. If you miss this submission cycle, remember we always have OPEN... Read more »
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Sending Love To THE URBANESS, A Great Chicago Website

THE URBANESS is my new favorite website. Exclusive content and interviews are showcased and are easily accessible due to the site’s sleek design. The mission of THE URBANESS is simple: The Urbaness is powered by the creative minds at Urbaness Media, LLC. Call it a Chicago guide or call it a love letter, The Urbaness... Read more »