Tag: The Whistler

Color Plates from Adam Golaski

The latest release from Rose Metal Plates is a collection micro fictions from Adam Golaski called Color Plates. You can read a story from the collection called “Boy With Cherries” right here. Adam will be reading from the collection this Sunday at The Whistler at 6pm.

Audio: Mary Hamilton Release Party

Mary Hamilton is everywhere these days. She is reading at The Studio Story on Sept 11th, but earlier this month she released her debut chapbook We Know What We Are (Rose Metal Press) at The Whistler. This was part of The Orange Alert Reading Series, and below you hear an expert from what she read.... Read more »

Under The Small Lights

“Corinna leafed her fingers along the surface of the water like an actress playing languorous.” That is the first line from the debut novel, Under The Small Lights (May, 2010 Miami University Press), from Boston’s John Cotter. I’ve only had the book in my hands for the about 36 hours, but already I am riveted.... Read more »

The Awful Possibilities @ The Whistler

Tonight’s event at The Whistler is to celebrate the latest Featherproof books release, The Awful Possibilities by Christian TeBordo. You can read a sample from the book here. However, I want to talk a little about another writer reading tonight. The name Jeff Parker, when spoken in Chicago, has a very distinct meaning, but this... Read more »

Walt Whitman's Sole

On Sunday, West Virginia’s Scott McClanahan was in town and reading at The Whistler. He put on a 20 plus minute performance that included two stories from his Stories II collection (Six Gallery Press), a magic trick, a traditional poem, and a crowd-assisted version of “The Long Black Veil”. It was truly an event in... Read more »

Orange Alert and So You Think You Have Nerves of Steel?

This Sunday you can get two quality readings for the price of, well for free. The Whistler has arranged to have a doubleheader of readings on the third Sunday of each month. First they have their original reading series, The Orange Alert Reading Series at 6pm. This month they have the following, Ben Tanzer, Brandon... Read more »

The Nervous Breakdown Reading @ The Whistler

The Nervous Breakdown is an online magazine featuring the work of published and emerging authors, poets, and other artists from around the world, and they just happen to have a strong presense ins Chicago. A few months ago they had their first reading here and it was a big success. Organized by Gina Frangello and... Read more »