Tag: Book Cellar

Wendy McClure @ Barnes & Noble in Lincoln Park

Tonight at Barnes & Noble (1441 West Webster Ave) local author Wendy McClure celebrates the release of her new book, The Wilder Life. The event begins at 7pm. Wendy’s book is subtitled My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie, and it tells McClure’s personal story of obsession with Laura Ingalls... Read more »

Essay Fiesta Turns One

One of the more successful monthly reading series to benefit Howard Brown Health Center, is celebrating its one-year anniversary with a line-up of all-star readers and special surprises from the Book Cellar on November 15th. Thus far Essay Fiesta has raised over $1,500 for the community health center. The anniversary show features stand-up comic Kelsie... Read more »

The Page 99 Test

The average reader walks into Quimby’s or The Book Cellar and by some stroke of luck, or nice placement by a friend behind the counter, picks up your book. What are they going to look at? Well, page99test.com says they are likely to read page 99. This creative and social site allows you to test... Read more »

Artifice's Madness Much Tour

I’ve heard a lot of talk recently about the “literary event of the year” as if it is an award or something. Perhaps it should be, but until it actually is we can still the term around loosely. Recent events that have been dubbed the event of year have been Printer’s Ball, Printer’s Row, and... Read more »

Local Author Night Tonight @ Book Cellar

“One of the wonderful things about writing, as compared with some other art forms like acting and music, is that you don’t need to live in the major cultural meccas in order to succeed.” – Adam Schuitema This month, the Book Cellar’s local author night features five fantastic authors, among them, Adam Schuitema – who... Read more »

Essay Fiesta @ The Book Cellar

First-person, non-fiction fun? Yes, that’s the slogan of Essay Fiesta. Hosted by Keith Ecker and Alyson Lyon this monthly series has been generating some buzz for being just that, fun. The next event is tonight, and with a line-up that includes two comedians you can see why it will be so fun. Comedian Cameron Esposito... Read more »

David Masciotra @ The Book Cellar (tonight!)

In “Working on a Dream: The Progressive Political Vision of Bruce Springsteen” (just released from Continuum books), David Masciotra examines how the musical legend’s work has been inspired and influenced by the fractured political texture of this country, and in turn contributed to the possible futures and hopes of its people. It was at Trinity... Read more »

"How To Publish A Book" Seminar

The landscape of publishing is changing almost daily. With the efficiency and growing acceptance of print-on-demand technology, the concept of a publisher is very different than what it once was. What makes a publisher worth submitting your manuscript to? There are many questions you need ask or have answered before sending off your words. It’s... Read more »

Busy Weekend in Lit

It is a very busy weekend for literature in Chicago and it all kicks off tonight with the second annual Windy City Story Slam All City Championships. Held at the Double Door, their will stories from their finalists Alex Bonner, Fernando Hernandez, Nicolette Kittinger, Maggie Ritchie, and Alexis Thomas. They will also have special guests... Read more »

Local Author Night Tonight @ Book Cellar

If you are looking for something literary to do tonight, stop by the Book Cellar at 7:00pm to hear a reading by local authors Kathleen Rooney, Cristina Henriquez (Come Together, Fall Apart and The World in Half), and Melanie Benjamin (Alice I Have Been). Kathleen is the author of a new collection of nonfiction essays,... Read more »