Category: local authors

Paul Hornschemeier "Life with Mr. Dangerous"

Chicago’s Paul Hornschemeier is poised to release his new book Life With Mr. Dangerous through Villard, and imprint of Random House on May 24th. Check out the very cool trailer for the book with music by Houses. Paul will be appearing at Moca Chicago on May 24th.

Tim Jones-Yelvington in Sequins

Tim Jones-Yelvington has lived up to his title as “The Lady Gaga of the Chicago Lit scene” on more than one occasion, and here we find him trying out the piece that he later performed at AWP 2011 in Colorado at The Whistler. Tim will be reading tomorrow night (4/27) at Beauty Bar Chicago as... Read more »

Interview with Tim Stafford

Interview with Tim Stafford
Chicago performance poet and teacher Tim Stafford recently edited a quality poetry anthology that is intended for specifically for classroom consumption. Learn Then Burn features classroom friendly poems by many today’s top performance poets. It includes 50 poems by poets like Anis Mojgani, Dasha Kelly, Dane Kuttler, Geoff Kagan Trenchard, Joel Chmara, Chicago’s Kevin Coval... Read more »
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Jacob S. Knabb at Two With Water

This is a great recording of Mr. Knabb reading at The Beauty Bar’s reading series Two With Water Rx back in March. He is reading a piece from Another Chicago Magazine Issue # 49.  The next Two With Water reading is Sunday May 8th and with feature Christine Sneed, Keith Ecker (Essay Fiesta), and others.

Curbside Splendor Preorder

The latest project from local press Curbside Splendor is a bit of a change of pace for the young press. Coming this July is The Chapbook: Poems by Charles Bane, Jr.. The collection promises to be a work of art and a traditional poetry collection in every sense of the word. Chicago native Bane has... Read more »

James Kennedy on Neil Gaiman

James Kennedy (Order of The Odd Fish) introduced Neil Gaiman at his reading at the Rockefeller Chapel at the University of Chicago for the “One Book, One Chicago” program last night. In typical James Kennedy fashion, he killed it. “Chicago… What a load of applesauce!”
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These Strangers She'd Invited In by Jac Jemc

Greying Ghost Press just released a new chapbook from Chicago’s Jac Jemc. The collection is called These Strangers She’d Invited In, and it contains fourteen stories of sad Russians. The collection has a blue hand-ripped cover with title band and stamps with a unique decorative endpaper. The book’s guts are printed on high quality 24lb... Read more »

Heather Palmer's Mere Tragedies

Local writer and model Heather Palmer has released a new chapbook with the indie press Girl’s With Insurance. Mere Tragedies is a collection micro fiction pieces focusing on all of life’s little tragedies. Heather seems to see the inherent sadness in daily interaction, and in certain moments comes across something significantly painfully. From the pain... Read more »

Breakfast With The Author 3

Mark Brand of Silverthought Press has released the Episode of Breakfast With The Author. This time he has invited Davis Schneiderman and Lawrence Santoro into his dinning room.
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Interview with Don Evans

  On November 20th the vision of Don Evans, Executive Director of The Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, became a reality. Through honoring six of Chicago’s most influential Chicago writers, Evans and everyone else involved brought the history and legacy of Chicago Lit to life. The event was also a coming together, of sorts, that... Read more »