Archive for May 2013

Words + Music 3 at the Empty Bottle

On Tuesday Night, the Empty Bottle hosted the third installment of Words + Music, to honor the release of new books by Joe Meno, Lindsay Hunter, and Rob Roberge, three beloved Curbside Splendor and Other Voices Books authors.     The crowd was excitable and chatty, but Joe Meno captured everyone’s attention with the first... Read more »

io9's founding editor Annalee Newitz at Unabridged Bookstore Tuesday May 28th

io9's founding editor Annalee Newitz at Unabridged Bookstore Tuesday May 28th
io9.com ‘s founding editor, Annalee Newitz, will be at Unabridged Bookstore in Lakeview Tuesday May 28th at 7pm promoting her new book: Scatter, Adapt, And Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction. Here is a short description of the book: Climate change. Pandemics. Catastrophic volcanoes. Should we just give up and accept our doom? Absolutely not. Homo... Read more »

Literary Events This Week

Literary Events This Week
Tuesday WRITE CLUB Chicago — Chapter 45, Mother’s Day Post Mortem featuring performances by Katy Maher, Eric Bjorlin, David Kodeski, Jenn-Anne Gledhill, Jeff Miller and WRITE CLUB Founder and Overlord, Ian Belknap. 7pm-8:15pm at The Hideout Inn (1354 W. Wabansia)  SOLO in the 2nd CITY: SPRING FEVER stories of singles, sex and dating in Chicago will feature performances by Nico Lang, Shantell... Read more »
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Staff Picks: Summer Reading 2013

Summer is fast approaching and right up there with swimming, sunbathing, and requisite laziness is summer reading. I’ve asked each member of my staff to tell me what they’re going to be sinking their teeth into on balmy days. I would also love for my readers to share what they’re going to be reading this... Read more »

Special Author Event @ The Book Cellar Wednesday May 22nd

Special Author Event @ The Book Cellar Wednesday May 22nd
Other Voices (OV) Books and The Book Cellar are teaming together to showcase authors Terese Svoboda, Rob Roberge, Sheri Joseph and Ru Freeman this Wednesday (May 22nd). Terese Svoboda will read from the re-issue of her off-kilter novel Tin God, Rob Roberge will read from The Cost of Living, Sheri Joseph will read from her new book Where... Read more »

Student Playwright Showcase at Manifest TONIGHT

Student Playwright Showcase at Manifest TONIGHT
Come see some of Columbia College Chicago’s most promising young playwrights strut their stuff tonight. Every year for Manifest, Columbia’s theater department showcases the extraordinary talent of The Theater Collective as well as two playwrights. This year student playwrights Rebekah Allen and John Keefe are featured. At 6pm come see We Are the Tigers! a... Read more »
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SALON SPLENDOR #2 at Madame ZuZu's

SALON SPLENDOR #2 at Madame ZuZu's
SALON SPLENDOR #2 is tonight at Madame ZuZu’s Teahouse in Highland Park. This new literary performance series weds discussion, performances and world-class tea in the comfortable atmosphere of Billy Corgan’s teahouse. Performances tonight based on the prompt “Passages” include: Christine Sneed Jac Jemc & Scott Garson The host is Curbside Splendor’s Senior Editor Jacob S.... Read more »

The Pungent Parlour Tuesday May 21st at 8pm

Don’t miss The Pungent Parlour reading series Tuesday May 21st at the Black Rock Pub & Kitchen at 8pm! The event will feature performances by: Paige Doepke Bryan Bissell Jen Bosworth Andrew O’Connor Golda Carrico Doors open at 8pm, so get there early and grab an appetizer and a brewski. The magic happens at 8:30.... Read more »

WRITE CLUB Chicago -- Chapter 45, Mother's Day Post Mortem

WRITE CLUB Chicago -- Chapter 45, Mother's Day Post Mortem
Tuesday May 21st at the Hideout Inn is WRITE CLUB Chicago — Chapter 45, Mother’s Day Post Mortem! Join Founder Ian Belknap as he pits talented performers against each other in a Battle Royale! Featured performers include: Katy Maher (MOM) vs. Eric Bjorlin (POP) David Kodeski (MAMA) vs. Jenn-Anne Gledhill (BABY) Ian Belknap (MOTHER) vs.... Read more »
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On Teaching Poetry in Chicago Public Schools // Stephanie Lane Sutton's 2013 Write Bloody Submission Video

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Stephanie Lane Sutton is, in my opinion, one of the most brilliant emerging poets in Chicago. A few months back I had the pleasure of interviewing her, and it only re-affirmed what I already know: her raw and honest poetry will change the world. The video I’m sharing with you today is of her reciting her... Read more »