Events

CBR_Logo2Some Chicago-area literary events coming up in the next few days and weeks …

Elyse Nylin, Brittany Meyer, Molly Kearney, Stephanie Weber, and Melody Kamali will be among those participating in the All-Women’s Open Mic and Showcase at 7 p.m. July 27 at Volumes Bookcafe, 1474 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. For information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1654105084912756/

Deborah Levy, author of Swimming Home and Hot Milk, will discuss her work at 7:30 p.m. July 27 at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark, Chicago. For information, visit http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/author-reading-deborah-levy-hot-milk

The Newberry, 60 W. Walton St., Chicago, will hold its annual Newberry Book Fair July 28–31. Free admission. For information, visit https://www.newberry.org/2016-book-fair

Lydia Hess (Sacred Nature and Sacred Symbols) will hold a workshop that explores coloring techniques and styles as well as the subjects of her books at 6 p.m. July 28 at Bookends & Beginnings, 1712 Sherman Ave., Alley #1, Evanston. For information, visit http://www.bookendsandbeginnings.com/event/lydia-hess%C2%A0sacred-nature%C2%A0and%C2%A0sacred-symbols%C2%A0coloring-workshop

Connie Voisine (Calle Florista), Eula Biss (On Immunity: An Inoculation), and Averill Curdy (Song & Error) will discuss their work at 6:30 p.m. July 28 at City Lit Books, 2523 N. Kedzie Blvd., Chicago, during “The Logan Salon Series.” For information, visit http://www.citylitbooks.com/event/logan-salon-series-featuring-connie-voisine-eula-biss-and-averill-curdy

Bestselling author Jennifer Close will discuss her new book, The Hopefuls, at 6:30 p.m. July 28 at The Book Stall, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. For information, visit http://shop.thebookstall.com/event/jennifer-close

Local author Jesse Jordan will launch his new book, This Is Not the End, at 7 p.m. July 28 at The Book Cellar, 4736–38 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. For information, visit http://www.bookcellarinc.com/event/jesse-jordan-not-end

Romance writer Lori Foster will discuss her new book, Don’t Tempt Me, at 7 p.m. July 28 at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. For information, visit http://www.andersonsbookshop.com/event/lori-foster

James Magruder, author of Love Slaves of Helen Hadley Hall, will discuss his work at 7:30 p.m. July 28 at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark St., Chicago. For information, visit http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/author-reading-james-magruder

Precious Okoyomon and Emily Sipiora will be among those participating in the Fog Machine and Moloko House Poetry & Fiction Reading at 7:30 p.m. July 28 at Volumes Bookcafe, 1474 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. For information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/260443970986726/

Delia Ephron, author of Siracusa, will discuss her work during a luncheon at 12:30 p.m. July 29 at Cook Park Library, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. Optional box lunches for $8 can be ordered from the Picnic Basket. For information, visit http://www.lakeforestbookstore.com/event/lunch-delia-ephron-cook-park-library

Paul Luikart, author of Animal Heart, will discuss his work at 6:30 p.m. July 29 at City Lit Books, 2523 N. Kedzie Blvd., Chicago. For information, visit http://www.citylitbooks.com/event/author-event-paul-luikart-author-animal-heart

Cory Martin will discuss her new memoir, Love Sick, at 7 p.m. July 29 at The Book Cellar, 4736–38 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. For information, visit http://www.bookcellarinc.com/event/cory-martin-love-sick

Local author Robert Hughes will launch his book Walker Finds a Way: Running Into the Adult World With Autism at 7:30 p.m. July 29 at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark St., Chicago. For information, visit http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/book-launch-party-walker-finds-way-running-adult-world-autism-robert-hughes

Stephanie Barron, author of “The Jane Austen Mysteries,” will discuss her books at 1 p.m. July 30 at The Strauss Room, Goose Island Pub, 1800 N. Clybourn, Chicago. For information, visit http://www.bookcellarinc.com/event/offsite-stephanie-barron-goose-island

Poetry Foundation, Crescendo Literary, and The Renaissance Collaborative, Inc host the Chicago Poetry Block Party, a festival of poetry, music, art, and community from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 30 at the site of the historic Wabash YMCA in Bronzeville, 3700 block of south Wabash Avenue in Chicago. For information, visit https://www.poetryfoundation.org/programs/events/detail/90060

Roscoe Books will celebrate Harry Potter’s 36th birthday and the release of J.K. Rowling’s new play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, at 11 a.m. July 31 at the store, 2142 W. Roscoe, Chicago. For information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1062606743815524/

Tony Fitzpatrick will sign copies of his book Secret Birds at 4 p.m. July 31 at DePaul Art Musuem, 935 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago, followed by a performance by Frank Catalano’s band. For information, visit http://www.curbsidesplendor.com/events/2016/7/31/tony-fitzpatrick-and-frank-catalano

Local publishing pros Victor David Giron (Curbside Splendor), Emily Victorson (Allium Press), Anna Michels (Sourcebooks), and Lise Marinelli (Windy City Publishers) will join moderator George Rawlinson (State Street Publishing) during “Meet the Presses” at the 5th Annual Writers Block Party at 1 p.m. August 6 at Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin. Free admission. For information, visit http://www.chicagowrites.org/meet-the-presses/

Amy Krouse Rosenthal will launch her latest book, Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal, at an all-day event beginning at 8:09 a.m. August 9 at The Bean at Millennium Park in Chicago. For information, visit http://www.barbarasbookstore.com/Home or https://www.textbookamykr.com/about

Chicago Women in Publishing, Illinois Woman’s Press Association, and the Chicago chapter of Editorial Freelancers Association will host a networking mixer at 6 p.m. August 11 at Cavanaugh’s Bar & Restaurant, 53 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago. For information, visit http://www.cwip.org/cwipevents/1488/

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Curbside Splendor has announced its Second Annual Curbside Splendor Wild Onion Novella Contest. This Chicago-based publisher is seeking novella submissions between 20,000 and 40,000 words that exemplify the best of Curbside’s style: work that is gritty, experimental, speculative, weird, humorous, or any compelling combination of the above, from diverse, extraordinary voices. Submissions will be accepted until September 1. Entry fee is $10. For information, visit http://www.curbsidesplendor.com/blog/2016/5/3/announcing-the-second-annual-wild-onion-novella-contest

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Twelve Winters Press has three open calls for submissions, for prose and poetry. For information, visit https://twelvewinters.com/submissions/

 

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One response to “Events

  1. Thanks for including my March 12 event at City Lit Books.

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