Professor and DePaul MAWP Director Michele Morano Reading at Sunday Salon this Sunday, May 31st!

A Literary Series in Chicago

May 31 at 7 PM

Riverview Tavern, 1958 W. Roscoe Street

in the Roscoe and Damen Room


Jeffrey Condran, Aviya Kushner, Jillian Lauren, and Michele Morano

We’ll be bringing you four outstanding authors this month.

Please join us!


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Jeffrey Condran is the author of the story collection, A Fingerprint Repeated. His debut novel, Prague Summer, was published by Counterpoint in August 2014. His fiction has appeared in journals such as The Kenyon ReviewThe Missouri Review, and Epoch, and has been awarded the 2010William Peden Prize and Pushcart Prize nominations. He is an Assistant Professor of English at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and the Co-founder of Braddock Avenue Books.

Aviya Kushner’s first book, The Grammar of God, about the experience of reading the Bible in English after a lifetime of reading it in Hebrew, will be published by Spiegel & Grau (Random House) on August 18, 2015. Her essays and stories have appeared inThe Gettysburg ReviewGulf CoastPartisan ReviewPoets & WritersA Public Space, The Wilson Quarterly, and Zoetrope: All-Story. Her poems, reviews, and translations have appeared nationally and internationally. She teaches in the MFA program in nonfiction at Columbia College Chicago and is a contributing editor at A Public Space.

Jillian Lauren is the author of the upcoming memoir Everything You Ever Wanted, the New York Times bestselling memoir Some Girls: My Life in a Harem, and the novel Pretty, all from Plume/Penguin. Jillian has an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University. Her writing has appeared in The Paris ReviewThe New York TimesThe Los Angeles TimesVanity FairLos Angeles MagazineElle and Salon, among others. She is a regular storyteller on The Moth. Jillian blogs about motherhood and writing at the award-winning She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and son.

Michele Morano is the author of the travel memoir, Grammar Lessons: Translating a Life in Spain, and her essays have appeared in many publications, including Fourth GenreNinth Letter, Georgia Review, Chicago Tribune, and Best American Essays. Her work has been supported by grants and fellowships from the Rona Jaffe Foundation, the American Association for University Women, the Illinois Arts Council, MacDowell Colony, and others. She lives in Chicago, where she directs the graduate program in writing and publishing at DePaul University.


Sunday Salon Chicago is a literary reading series held on the north side of Chicago at the Riverview Tavern, located at the corner of Damen and Roscoe. The Riverview is accessible by the brown line El, the Addison bus, and the Damen bus. Street parking is also available.