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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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  • Eliza Frye Reads From Regalia

    Regalia is a collection of short stories exploring themes of sex and death through visual metaphor, magical realism, and white tigers. Some of the stories have been previously published and some are brand new. They are all love letters. “Frye has a powerful style. I had an immediate, almost visceral…

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