• Victoria Christopher Murray on tour for the book "Sins of the Mother: A Novel"

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  • Marla Rose

    The Adventures of Vivian Sharpe, Vegan Superhero Blogger Marla Rose is co-founder of the Chicago Vegan Family Network, and one of the organizers of Chicago’s VeganMania festival. In her novel, The Adventures of Vivian Sharpe, Vegan Superhero, A quiet, introspective 15-year-old receives a night…

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  • Book Launch Party: Cold Fury by Theodore Goeglein

    Jason Bourne meets The Sopranos in this breathtaking adventure Sara Jane Rispoli is a normal sixteen-year-old coping with school and a budding romance—until her parents and brother are kidnapped and she discovers her family is deeply embedded in the Chicago Outfit (aka the mob). Now on the run from…

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  • Nichole Bernier "The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D"

    Before there were blogs, there were journals. And in them we’d write as we really were, not as we wanted to appear. But there comes a day when journals outlive us. And with them, our secrets. Summer vacation on Great Rock Island was supposed to be a restorative time for Kate, who’d lost her close…

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  • The Temple of Air

    Author Signing Join us today when Patricia Ann McNair signs The Temple of Air, a collection of finely tuned short stories which spans three decades to present a portrait of working class Americans, from babysitter and bus ticket salesman to construction worker. Saturday July 28, 2012 4:00 PM …

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  • Marc Arcuri, Dan Gleason, Gregory Jacobsen, Mike McPadden & Gabriel Wallace Read

    Back and sexier than ever! The great Marc Arcuri, stylist to the stylites, keyboardist for Santana, lover of Pantera and lead singer/drummer of the English Softhearts plans to orate nonsensically at the top of his lungs! Dan Gleason, that fat sad sac ejaculator of short stories, shall read b. s. from…

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  • Bill Wolak and Mahmood Karimi-Hakak Poetry Reading

    Bill Wolak, recipient of several National Endowment for the Humanities scholarships, is joined by Mahmood Karimi-Hakak for an evening of cross-cultural poetry. Copies of their collaborative poetry book, Love Emergencies, will be available!

  • Brion Poloncic and Eckhard Gerdes Read

    Brion Poloncic’s novel Xanthous Mermaid Mechanics pushes at all of our preconceptions and misconceptions not only about the self, but also about art. Artists are too often and too easily cast as outsiders, and Outsider Art has become somewhat of a commodity with so-called “outsiders” who seem…

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  • Jon Gower presents "Too Cold for Snow"

    In his inaugaral visit to Chicago, Jon Gower presents his newest collection of stories, Too Cold For Snow. Wales is a backdrop for chaos as assassins, prison ships, and avalanches line stories chock-full of tension and crafty language. Gower is a Hay Festival International fellow and has written over…

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