Archive for October 2013

Janeane Garofalo comes to The Paper Machete and other literary events not to be missed this weekend

Janeane Garofalo comes to The Paper Machete and other literary events not to be missed this weekend
Saturday October 19th The dream of the 90s is alive at The Paper Machete! Janeane Garofolo, the woman who taught you that Evian is naive spelled backwards, will be a special guest at this Saturday’s performance of The Paper Machete at The Green Mill. The lineup is stellar, and includes Samantha Irby, Bill Cochran, Julia Weiss, Katie Rich... Read more »

Chicago's Guild Literary Complex presents "Like Bread" on November 1st and 2nd

GUILD LITERARY COMPLEX PRESENTS: “LIKE BREAD” A Guild Literary Complex production in partnership with Free Street Theater   CHICAGO, IL – Does poetry matter? Can a poem save you? From what? If you’re falling off a cliff, do you want a rope or a poem? If you had to make a choice between a poem... Read more »

Call for submissions!

We’re having a special submissions cycle from now until November 8th, 2013! Submit to us your best essays, poetry and short stories about secrets. Be sure to follow submissions guidelines! Hope to be hearing from you soon!
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Guild Complex announces finalists for the 2013 Prose Awards

WINNERS OF 2013 PROSE AWARDS ANNOUNCED Statewide contest celebrates Illinois writing talent with $500 in prizes and reading   CHICAGO, IL – The Guild Literary Complex supports divergent and emerging literary voices with our Annual Prose Awards. Every fall we recognize outstanding short fiction and non-fiction from across the State of Illinois and award $250... Read more »

Guts and Glory is tonight at Powell's Bookstore

Guts and Glory is tonight at Powell's Bookstore
Boy oh boy, do Keith Ecker and Samantha Irby have a treat for you! Come out to Powell’s Bookstore tonight for another edition of Guts and Glory at 7pm. As always, it is free and BYOB! Featured readers include: Megan Stielstra Suzy Krueckeberg Josh Zagoren John Loos Angela Benander  

Helen Fielding sits down with Printer's Row columnist and TribU host Jenniffer Weigel this Friday

Helen Fielding sits down with Printer's Row columnist and TribU host Jenniffer Weigel this Friday
Author Helen Fielding will be discussing her new novel, Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy with Printer’s Row columnist and TribU host, Jenniffer Weigel this Friday (October 18th, 2013) at the Hotel Intercontinental from 7pm-8:30pm. Tickets are $25.00 or $48.50 with the purchase of Fielding’s novel. Tickets are available here.
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Don't miss this week's literary events

Don't miss this week's literary events
Tuesday October 15th Come out to another edition of The Pungent Parlour at The Black Rock Pub & Grill  at 8pm in Roscoe Village. Featured readers include Michael Dewar and Maggie Corbett. Free, $3 beers.  Wednesday October 16th  You’d be a fool to miss The Pre-Post Humanists Presents Heros at the Strawdog Theater Company. Directed by Josh Sobel and featuring performances by Brandon... Read more »

Escape from "Escape From Tomorrow"

Escape from "Escape From Tomorrow"
When I found out there was a feature length film shot almost entirely at Disney without the fun-family-movie corporation knowing it was happening, I was super on board. When I found out that it was a horror movie, or a thriller movie, or a psychological drama, or whatever genre Netflix would suggest based on my... Read more »

Curbside Splendor is throwing a classy party tonight at The Book Cellar

Curbside Splendor is throwing a classy party tonight at The Book Cellar
Come out to The Book Cellar at 7pm tonight for a stylish evening of books, readings and wine hosted by Curbside Splendor Publishing. Press release after the jump.    Curbside Splendor invites you for an evening of readings, wine, and books to celebrate our fall releases at The Book Cellar. Does that sound classy or what? F E A T... Read more »
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Chicago Literati exclusive: Abby Sheaffer interviews Alissa Nutting, author of the controversial novel Tampa

Tampa is a game changer, and that’s exactly how author Alissa Nutting wants it. It’s a shocking debut novel that broaches female pedophilia and the egregious cracks in the U.S. legal system. In this exclusive interview with Chicago Literati, Alissa Nutting talks forwardly about what prompted her to write Tampa and some of the challenges... Read more »