Tag: holidays

Scary reading from around the Web

To help usher in that scary, spooky, creepy Halloween feeling, here are some links to lists of top scary stories, compiled around the Web: Chicago Tribune’s 10 best horror graphic novels for Halloween gallery Amazon.com’s Top scariest books list CNN’s The scariest books of all time list GoodReads’ Best horror novels list Horror Writers Association’s... Read more »

Chicago Tribune's Great Chicago Ghost Story

From Chicago Tribune’s reader ghost story contest, comes four (scary!) finalists. Vote today for your favorite Great Chicago Ghost Story!

The worst poetry in Chicago

Happy Bad Poetry Day! Yesterday, I asked readers to write the worst poem in Chicago and post it in the comments of yesterday’s post and we had a huge response of bad poetry! Who knew you had it in you, readers dear? The results were positively awful, and by awful, I mean awesome! Just take... Read more »

Bad Poetry Day: can you write Chicago's worst poem?

Photo/Torontoist Bad Poetry Day is tomorrow! To celebrate, I’m asking you, readers dear, to write me the worst poem in Chicago. The worst! I mean a really, really crummy poem. It can be sappy, it can be cheesy, it can be funny, it can be all of the above just as long as it is... Read more »

Literary Events This Week In Chicago

Literary events in Chicago this week are mostly confined to the first half of the week due to the Independence Day holday weekend. No matter, as the events we do have early in the week promise to deliver a week’s worth of litty-goodness to tide us over until next week. I’ll be at all these... Read more »