Chicago Subtext is a literary blog, now written by Jason Behrends, focusing on literary events, people and places in and around Chicago and the Chicago themes and influences which fuel them. Jason Behrends is founder Orange Alert Press and the arts and culture site What to Wear During an Orange Alert. As part of the site and press, he launched a monthly reading series at The Whistler in Logan Square. The series is held the third Sunday of each month at 6:00pm. He is also the editor of The Deli Chicago, the only site in the city focused solely Chicago music and musicians. He is also a regular contributor at Gapers Block Transmission.

With a nod towards our city's history of great books and writers, and with an eye toward community-building within our city of readers and writers, booksellers and book makers, the aim of Chicago Subtext is to find and share all the literary goods in and around Chicago, and in so doing, placing events, institutions, books and authors in context of our city.

Open for discussion at orangealert31 [at] gmail [dot] com, or follow @orangealert and @ChicagoNow on Twitter.