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Little Libraries

There are 30 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

Local venues

905 W. 19th St., Chicago, IL
1805 South Loomis Street, Chicago, IL 60608
1443 West 18th Street, Chicago, IL 60608
2353 South Wentworth Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616
2116 South Archer Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616
3241 South Federal Street, Hermannn Hall, Room 205, Chicago, IL 60616
1218 S. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60607
3400 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60608
3140 South Federal Street, 1st Floor, Room 113, Chicago, Illinois 60616
1101 West Taylor Street, Chicago, IL 60607
801 South Morgan Street, Chicago, IL 60607
The UIC Bookstore (1.5 miles)
750 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60607
35 West 33rd Street, Chicago, IL 60616
1507 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605
1212 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, Illinois
3360 South State Street, S.R. Crown Hall, Chicago, IL 60616
3424 South State Street, Chicago, IL 60616
555 West Harrison Street, Chicago, IL 60607
3424 South State Street, Room 231, Chicago, IL 60616
1915 West 35th Street, Chicago, IL 60609
714 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60605
550 West Van Buren Street, Suite 1000, Chicago, IL 60607
430 South Michigan Avenue, Auditorium Building, 11th Floor, Chicago, IL 60605
3647 South State Street, Chicago, IL 60609
Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605

Local events

Jul
12
Chicago Independent Bookstore Day with Mary Schmich
Women & Children First, Saturday, July 12 at 1pm
Chicago Independent Bookstore Day

Including an appearance by Tribune columnist Mary Schmich

Nine indie bookstores in Chicago are teaming up to create the first Chicago Independent Bookstore Day! To encourage Chicago readers to visit their own neighborhood store, as well as the other unique stores in different neighborhoods--from Hyde Park to Logan Square to Andersonville--indie bookstores are offering special deals, free books, and refreshments. The first 20 customers at each store who spend $30 or more will receive a "passport" and their first handful of puzzle pieces. When you collect them all, the puzzle pieces fit together to create an exclusively designed frameable print by Chicago-based artist Lille Carré. And as a special treat for customers at W&CF, Tribune columnist Mary Schmich will be signing books and meeting customers at 1 p.m.!

For more details about Chicago Independent Bookstore Day, see www.chicagobookstoreday.com.

Location: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
12
Meeting of the G. K. Chesterton Society
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, Saturday, July 12 at 2pm
Title: The Ballad of the White Horse

Author: G. K. Chesterton

Location: Street: 7419 Madison St. City: Forest Park, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60130-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jul
14
Pages: Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Morton Grove Public Library, Monday, July 14 at 8pm
Join us for a book discussion of Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor. Seventeen-year-old Karou, a lovely, enigmatic art student in a Prague boarding school, carries a sketchbook of hideous, frightening monsters-- the chimaerae who form the only family she has ever known.
Meet up with us monthly to chat about these fresh, popular reads. Discussion materials are available on the book display located near the south entrance.
Pages meets at Barnes and Noble at 5405 Touhy Ave. in Skokie. Learn more about this book discussion group. (added from Eventkeeper)
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Jul
15
NINA SANKOVITCH
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Tuesday, July 15 at 7pm
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Celebrating the Joys of Letter Writing

The author of the much-admired Tolstoy and the Purple Chair goes on a quest through the history of letters and her own personal correspondence to discover and celebrate what is special about the handwritten letter. Witty, moving, enlightening, and inspiring, "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" begins with Nina Sankovitch's discovery of a trove of hundred yearold letters. The letters are in an old steamer trunk she finds in her backyard and include missives written by a Princeton freshman to his mother in the early 1900s.

Nina's own son is heading off to Harvard, and she hopes that he will write to her, as the Princeton student wrote to his mother and as Nina wrote to hers. But times have changed. Before Nina can persuade her child of the value of letters, she must first understand for herself exactly what it is about letters that make them so significant--and just why she wants to receive letters from her son.

Sankovitch sets off on a quest through the history of letter writing--from the ancient Egyptians to the medieval lovers Abelard and Heloise, from the letters received by President Lincoln after his son's death to the correspondence of Edith Wharton and Henry James. Sankovitch uncovers and defines the specific qualities that make letters so special, examining not only historical letters but also the letters in epistolary novels, her husband's love letters, and dozens more sources, including her son's brief reports from college on the weather and his allowance. In this beautifully written book, Nina Sankovitch reminds us that letters offer proof and legacy of what is most important in life: love and connection. In the end, she finds, the letters we write are even more important than the ones we wait for.

Location: Street: Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave. City: Evanston, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
15
Teen Book Club at Meatheads
Lincolnwood Public Library, Tuesday, July 15 at 7pm
Students 6th grade and up, join us at Meatheads in Lincolnwood to chat about the book of the month. Receive a free soda and free fries with the purchase of a regularly priced burger or chicken sandwich.
This time, we're discussing Good Masters, Sweet Ladies by Laura Amy Schlitz. (added from Eventkeeper)
Jul
16
Cristina Henríquez
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Wednesday, July 16 at 6:30pm
Cristina Henríquez (The Book of Unknown Americans, El libro de los americanos deconocidos)

Cristina Henríquez is the author of the story collection Come Together, Fall Apart, which was a New York Times Editors’ Choice selection, and the novel The World in Half. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The American Scholar, Glimmer Train, Virginia Quarterly Review, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly, AGNI, and Oxford American, as well as in various anthologies. She lives in Illinois. **************************Cristina Henríquez es autora de la colección de relatos Come Together, Fall Apart, que fue uno de los libros destacados por The New York Times, y la novela The World in Half. Sus relatos han sido publicados en The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The American Scholar, Glimmer Train, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly, AGNI y The Oxford American, así como en varias antologías. Vive en Illinois. (added from Random House)… (more)
Jul
16
Nina Sankovitch, "Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Celebrating the Joys of Letter Writing"
The Book Cellar, Wednesday, July 16 at 7pm
Nina Sankovitch drops by the Book Cellar to read from her new book, Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Celebrating the Joys of Letter Writing.

Nina's first book, Tolstoy and the Purple Chair, about the joys and therapeutic benefits of reading, was published in 2011. Tolstoy and the Purple Chair was hailed as “an outstanding debut” by Kirkus Reviews and designated a “book to read now” by Oprah.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
16
Heather Gudenkauf
Women & Children First, Wednesday, July 16 at 7:30pm
Little Mercies

As a veteran social worker for fifteen years, Ellen Moore has seen the worst side of humanity, but remains a gifted child advocate as well as a devoted mother and wife. But everything changes one blistering summer day when Ellen races to rescue two children from their mother's dangerous boyfriend and, in a moment of distraction, leaves her own infant daughter in a sweltering car. While Ellen is swarmed by legal authorities and the media, ten-year-old Jenny, who's just been abandoned by her father, is set to cross Ellen's path and change both of their lives for good. Born with a profound unilateral hearing impairment, Heather Gudenkauf found refuge in books from an early age. She has since become the bestselling author of The Weight of Silence and These Things Hidden. She also works in education with students of all ages in Iowa, where she lives with her husband, three children, and a very spoiled German Shorthaired Pointer.

Location: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
17
Rebecca Rotert will be promoting Last Night at the Blue Angel
City Lit Books, Thursday, July 17 at 6:30pm
Rebecca Rotert will be promoting Last Night at the Blue Angel (added from HarperCollins)
Jul
17
James Browning, "The Fracking King"
The Book Cellar, Thursday, July 17 at 7pm
James Browning stops by the Book Cellar to read from his new book, The Fracking King. James is a spokesman and chief strategist for Common Cause and has appeared on NPR and MSNBC to talk about fracking and other environmental issues. His essays have been published in The Believer and The Village Voice. The Fracking King is very much informed by his position as a spokesman and chief strategist for Common Cause, and his interest in the fracking industry. The Fracking King follows Winston Crwth – a boarding school kid, a loner, a scrabble prodigy – who becomes an unlikely hero in the fight to stop fracking in Pennsylvania. When he and his friends discover the effects of fracking when the water from their bathroom sink lights on fire, they hatch a plan to win a scrabble tournament and meet the governor of Pennsylvania and expose the dangerous consequences. This is a new kind of environmental novel, that is playful and profound, and also about the power of believing in yourself and pursuing your own particular genius.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
18
Lauren Streicher
Women & Children First, Friday, July 18 at 7:30pm
POSTPONED FROM JUNE 18TH

Love Sex Again

A Read Local Event

More than 100 million women in America have problems in the bedroom but don't have the courage to ask their doctors for help. Instead of getting the help they need, they quietly give up on pleasure. But no longer! Love Sex Again is an all-encompassing guide to women's sexual health. Dr. Streicher shows women how to regain their libido, determine what their issues are, and learn to fix whatever is broken "down there." This will set women on a path to discovering (or rediscovering) deeply pleasurable, satisfying sex. She offers practical advice for real women of all ages and explains what a woman needs to know about her body and how it connects to a satisfying sex life.Dr. Lauren Streicher teaches obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. She appears regularly on the Dr. Oz Show and has also appeared on the Today Show, the Oprah Winfrey Show, the Steve Harvey Show, 20/20, and ABC News, where she serves as a medical correspondent. Dr. Streicher also contributes articles and has been interviewed for many magazines and newspapers including the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, and WebMD.

Location: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
19
The Mystery Discussion Group
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, Saturday, July 19 at 2pm
Title: Dark Fire

Author: C. J. Sansom

Location: Street: 7419 Madison St. City: Forest Park, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60130-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jul
19
Launch Party: Lori Rader-Day, "The Black Hour"
The Book Cellar, Saturday, July 19 at 7pm
We're excited to have Lori Rader-Day revisit the Book Cellar to launch her new book, The Black Hour! Her fiction has been previously published or is forthcoming in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, TimeOut Chicago, Crab Orchard Review, Freight Stories, and in the anthology Dia de los Muertos (Elektrik Milkbath Press). Bestselling author Jodi Picoult chose her story as the grand prize winner of Good Housekeeping’s first fiction contest. Originally from central Indiana, she grew up frequenting the local libraries, reading all the Judy Blume and Lois Duncan she could get her hands on. She studied journalism at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, but eventually gave in to her dream and studied creative writing at Roosevelt University in Chicago. Now a decade-long resident of Chicago, she's active in the area’s crime writing community. She's the vice president of the Midwest Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America, and a member of Sisters in Crime Chicagoland and the International Thriller Writers (ITW). She's a 2014 ITW Debut Author, and blog with the 2014 class at The Debutante Ball.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
20
Special Program in the Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of World War I (The Great War)
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, Sunday, July 20 at 2pm
Title: Assassination in Sarajevo. A review of the tragic family of Emperor Franz Joseph, the life of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie, the assassins and their colleagues, the trial and punishments meted out to them, and the results that changed the history of Europe. Speaker: Donald Sender (Veteran Cryptographic Technician of the Korean War, Past President of the Salt Creek Civil War Round Table, Retired U.S. History teacher, Retired Chief Warrant Officer in the U.S. Army Reserve and many other positions in service to his community.)

Location: Street: 7419 Madison St. City: Forest Park, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60130-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
20
Rickipedia ~ Jonathan Rieder & Rick Perlstein ~ Gospel of Freedom: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Letter from Birmingham Jail and the Struggle That Changed a Nation ~ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Sunday, July 20 at 6pm
Sunday, July 20, 6 PM, 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th Street, Phone: 773.684.1300, fiftysev@semcoop.com

"I am in Birmingham because injustice is here," declared Martin Luther King, Jr. He had come to that city of racist terror convinced that massive protest could topple Jim Crow. But the insurgency faltered. To revive it, King made a sacrificial act on Good Friday, April 12, 1963: he was arrested. Alone in his cell, reading a newspaper, he found a statement from eight "moderate" clergymen who branded the protests extremist and "untimely."

King drafted a furious rebuttal that emerged as the "Letter from Birmingham Jail"-a work that would take its place among the masterpieces of American moral argument alongside those of Thoreau and Lincoln. His insistence on the urgency of "Freedom Now" would inspire not just the marchers of Birmingham and Selma, but peaceful insurgents from Tiananmen to Tahrir Squares.

Scholar Jonathan Rieder delves deeper than anyone before into the Letter-illuminating both its timeless message and its crucial position in the history of civil rights. Rieder has interviewed King's surviving colleagues, and located rare audiotapes of King speaking in the mass meetings of 1963. Gospel of freedom gives us a startling perspective on the Letter and the man who wrote it: an angry prophet who chastised American whites, found solace in the faith and resilience of the slaves, and knew that moral appeal without struggle never brings justice.

Jonathan Rieder is professor of sociology at Barnard College, Columbia University. He is the author of The Word of the Lord Is Upon Me: The Righteous Performance of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Canarsie: The Jews and Italians of Brooklyn Against Liberalism. He has been a regular commentator on TV and radio, a contributor to the New York Times Book Review, and a contributing editor for the New Republic.

Rick Perlstein is the author of Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus, winner of the 2001 Los Angeles Times Book Award for history, and Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America (2008), a New York Times bestseller picked as one of the best nonfiction books of the year by over a dozen publications. A former online columnist for The New Republic and Rolling Stone and former chief national correspondent for the Village Voice, his journalism and essays have appeared in Newsweek, The Nation, the New York Times, and many other publications. Perlstein has been called the "chronicler extraordinaire of American conservatism" by Politico and the "hypercaffeinated Herodotus of the American century" by The Nation. On August 5th, Simon & Schuster will release his new book called The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan. He lives in Chicago and plays jazz piano on the side.

The book release party for The Invisible Bridge will be at the Seminary Co-op Bookstore on Tuesday, August 12th at 6 PM. The following night, Wednesday, August 13th at 6 PM, he will discuss The Invisible Bridge with Garry Wills at the Harold Washington Library Center.

Location: Street: Seminary Co-op Bookstore Additional: 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Event location: 1301 E. 57th St., Chicago, IL, 60637, United States
Jul
20
Rickipedia ~ Jonathan Rieder & Rick Perlstein ~ Gospel of Freedom: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Letter from Birmingham Jail and the Struggle That Changed a Nation ~ 57th Street Books
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Sunday, July 20 at 6pm
ATTENTION: Event Location & Time Changed Sunday, July 20, 6 PM 57th Street Books 1301 E. 57th Street Phone: 773.684.1300 fiftysev@semcoop.com

"I am in Birmingham because injustice is here," declared Martin Luther King, Jr. He had come to that city of racist terror convinced that massive protest could topple Jim Crow. But the insurgency faltered. To revive it, King made a sacrificial act on Good Friday, April 12, 1963: he was arrested. Alone in his cell, reading a newspaper, he found a statement from eight "moderate" clergymen who branded the protests extremist and "untimely."

King drafted a furious rebuttal that emerged as the "Letter from Birmingham Jail"-a work that would take its place among the masterpieces of American moral argument alongside those of Thoreau and Lincoln. His insistence on the urgency of "Freedom Now" would inspire not just the marchers of Birmingham and Selma, but peaceful insurgents from Tiananmen to Tahrir Squares.

Scholar Jonathan Rieder delves deeper than anyone before into the Letter-illuminating both its timeless message and its crucial position in the history of civil rights. Rieder has interviewed King's surviving colleagues, and located rare audiotapes of King speaking in the mass meetings of 1963. Gospel of freedom gives us a startling perspective on the Letter and the man who wrote it: an angry prophet who chastised American whites, found solace in the faith and resilience of the slaves, and knew that moral appeal without struggle never brings justice.

Jonathan Rieder is professor of sociology at Barnard College, Columbia University. He is the author of The Word of the Lord Is Upon Me: The Righteous Performance of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Canarsie: The Jews and Italians of Brooklyn Against Liberalism. He has been a regular commentator on TV and radio, a contributor to the New York Times Book Review, and a contributing editor for the New Republic.

Rick Perlstein is the author of Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus, winner of the 2001 Los Angeles Times Book Award for history, and Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America (2008), a New York Times bestseller picked as one of the best nonfiction books of the year by over a dozen publications. A former online columnist for The New Republic and Rolling Stone and former chief national correspondent for the Village Voice, his journalism and essays have appeared in Newsweek, The Nation, the New York Times, and many other publications. Perlstein has been called the "chronicler extraordinaire of American conservatism" by Politico and the "hypercaffeinated Herodotus of the American century" by The Nation. On August 5th, Simon & Schuster will release his new book called The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan. He lives in Chicago and plays jazz piano on the side.

The book release party for The Invisible Bridge will be at the Seminary Co-op Bookstore on Tuesday, August 12th at 6 PM. The following night, Wednesday, August 13th at 6 PM, he will discuss The Invisible Bridge with Garry Wills at the Harold Washington Library Center.

Location: Street: 57th Street Books Additional: 1301 E. 57th St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
21
NATASHA KORECKI
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Monday, July 21 at 12pm
Only in Chicago: How the Rod Blagojevich Scandal Engulfed Illinois and Enthralled the Nation

Chicago Sun-Times political reporter Korecki talks about her book and her years covering federal court in Chicago, including the trials of Blagojevich and former Gov. George Ryan.

Location: Street: The University Club of Chicago, 76 East Monroe Street, City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Jul
21
Untitled event
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Monday, July 21 at 7pm
Jul
21
Essay Fiesta!
The Book Cellar, Monday, July 21 at 7pm
Essay Fiesta takes over The Book Cellar once again for an evening of Live Lit. Get here early to grab a seat and grab a drink! All donations go to 826Chicago!

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jul
22
JOAN RIVERS
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Tuesday, July 22 at 5:30pm
Diary of a Mad Diva

Meet Joan Rivers and hear her talk about her new book, a no-holds-barred, delightfully vicious and hilarious look at the everyday life of the ultimate diva.

Cocktails.

Location: Street: The Standard Club, 320 South Plymouth Court City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Jul
22
ERICA O’ROURKE
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Tuesday, July 22 at 7pm
Dissonance

Book launch party at the store.

Local author O’Rourke talks about her newest paranormal YA novel.

Location: Street: 811 Elm Street City: Winnetka, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60093-2236 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jul
23
MARK JACOBS and STEPHEN BENZKOFER
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Wednesday, July 23 at 12pm
10 Things You Might Not Know About Nearly Everything

The authors talk about their book, based on their “10 things you might not know” feature that runs frequently in the Chicago Tribune Sunday Perspective section.

Location: Street: The University Club of Chicago, 76 East Monroe Street, City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Jul
23
Rachel Bertsche, "Jennifer, Gwyneth & Me: The Pursuit of Happiness, One Celebrity at a Time"
The Book Cellar, Wednesday, July 23 at 7pm
Join us at the Book Cellar as Rachel Bertsche reads from her new book, Jennifer, Gwyneth & Me: The Pursuit of Happiness One Celebrity at a Time. This memoir is a pointed look at our fascination with celebrities, as one woman strives to remake herself in the image of her favorite stars. Bertsche embarks on a quest to emulate her Hollywood role models—while sticking to a budget—to see if they really hold the keys to happiness. But can she immerse herself in the A-list lifestyle and still stay true to herself? And will her pursuit of perfection really lead to happiness? Rachel Bertsche is the national bestselling author of MWF Seeking BFF: My Yearlong Search for a New Best Friend. In addition to her books, Rachel has written for the New York Times Magazine, O, The Oprah Magazine, Marie Claire, More, Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Fitness, Women's Health, New York, Huffington Post, CNN.com, and more. Rachel graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, where she was the student newspaper's resident sex columnist. ​ Prior to leaving the office life for the comforts of working from home (and in her pajamas), Rachel was a producer for Oprah.com and an editor at O, The Oprah Magazine. She teaches a MediaBistro course in Writing and Editing for the Web.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
24
Poetry Reading with Alessandra Simmons, Wendy Vardaman, Naoko Fujimoto, Kristy Odelius, and Timothy Yu
The Book Cellar, Thursday, July 24 at 7pm
We are excited to welcome poets from the anthology St. Peter's B-list: Contemporary Poems Inspired by the Saints to the Book Cellar to read excerpts of their work.

Alessandra Simmons is a writer and editor, currently working for a fundraising consulting firm in Chicago. She holds her MFA in Creative Writing from Indiana University. While at IU, she was the editor of Indiana Review. Her current obsessions are saints, sweeping, succulents & podcasts.

Wendy Vardaman has a Ph.D. in English from University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Engineering from Cornell University. Co-editor and webmaster of Verse Wisconsin and co-founder/editor and webmaster of Cowfeather Press, her poems, reviews, and interviews have appeared online and in a variety of anthologies and journals.

Naoko Fujimoto was born in Nagoya, Japan. She is a poet, artist, and occasionally a pianist. Her current favorite word is “spatula” - she found seventeen spatulas in her apartment; none of them are from her purchase— but she is not an admitted spatula collector or detective of all seventeen spatulas.

Kristy Odelius is a poet and professor living in Chicago, Illinois. She teaches creative writing and literature at North Park University, where she is an Assistant Professor in the English department. She is a co-editor and co-founder of Near South, a Chicago-based journal of innovative writing. Last November, her poem "Vertigo to Eros" was nominated for a 2003 Pushcart Prize, and she recently received the 2004 Charles Goodnow Memorial Award in Poetry.

Timothy Yu was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. He earned his BA at Harvard and a PhD at Stanford University. Yu’s scholarly and creative work explores the intersections of race and avant-garde writing traditions.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
24
James Magruder
Women & Children First, Thursday, July 24 at 7:30pm
Let Me See It: Stories

James Magruder's collection of linked stories follows two gay cousins, Tom and Elliott, from adolescence in the 1970s to adulthood in the early '90s. With a rueful blend of comedy and tenderness, Magruder depicts their attempts to navigate the closet and the office and the lessons they learn about libidinous coworkers, Italian suffixes, and frozen condoms. As Tom and Elliot search for trusting relationships while the AIDS crisis deepens, their paths diverge, leading Tom to a new sense of what matters most. James Magruder is a fiction writer, playwright, and award-winning translator. He teaches dramaturgy at Swarthmore College and fiction at the University of Baltimore. He is also the author of Sugarless, which was a Lambda Literary Award Finalist and shortlisted for the William Saroyan International Writing Prize.

Location: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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