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Celebrate the paperback launch of Kathleen Rooney’s Lillian Boxfish Takes A Walk at the American Writers Museum on
Wednesday, April 11, 5:30-7:30 PM
She took 1930s New York by storm, working her way up writing copy for R.H. Macy’s to become the highest paid advertising woman in the country. It was a job that, she says, “in some ways saved my life, and in other ways ruined it.”
Now it’s the last night of 1984 and Lillian, 85 years old but just as sharp and savvy as ever, is on her way to a party. It’s chilly enough out for her mink coat and Manhattan is grittier now―her son keeps warning her about a subway vigilante on the prowl―but the quick-tongued poetess has never been one to scare easily. On a walk that takes her over 10 miles around the city, she meets bartenders, bodega clerks, security guards, criminals, children, parents, and parents-to-be, while reviewing a life of excitement and adversity, passion and heartbreak, illuminating all the ways New York has changed―and has not.
“Transporting…witty, poignant and sparkling.”
―People (People Picks Book of the Week)
“Prescient and quick….A perfect fusing of subject and writer, idea and ideal.”
“Extraordinary…hilarious…Elegantly written, Rooney creates a glorious paean to a distant literary life and time―and an unabashed celebration of human connections that bridge past and future.
The Spring English Conference submission deadline has been extended by one week! Send us your best creative and/or academic writing by
April 8, 2018.
Please read the full submission guidelines carefully before sending us your work.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apocalypse, Darling by Barrie Jean Borich
Chicago Launch Reading
with special guests Juan Martinez, Christine Rice, Tara Betts, & T Clutch Fleischmann
Wednesday, February 28, 7:30 PM
Women and Children First Bookstore
5233 N. Clark Street
on the CTA #22 bus line or a 10-minute walk west from the Berwyn Red Line stop
“Apocalypse, Darling soars and seems to live as a new form altogether. It’s poetry, a meditation on life as “the other”, creative non-fiction, and abstract art. More than anything, there are many moments like this in Apocalypse, Darling that make it soar in stunning clarity.” —PopMatters
“Every page reveals the depth of Borich’s craft. . . . Apocalypse, Darling is a book for attentive readers, and is best read in one sitting. The magic of Borich’s prose makes it difficult to look away.”—Lambda Literary
From award-winning author Barrie Jean Borich comes Apocalypse, Darling, a narrative, lyrical exploration of the clash between old and new. Set in the steel mill regions of Chicago and in Northwest Indiana, the story centers on Borich’s return to a decimated landscape for a misbegotten wedding in which her spouse’s father marries his high school sweetheart. The book is a lilting journey into an ill-fated moment, where families attempt to find communion in tense gathering spaces and across their most formative disappointments. Borich tells the story of the industrial heartland that produced the steel that made American cities—while also being one of the most toxic environmental sites in the world.
As concise as a poem and as sweeping as an epic novel, Apocalypse, Darling explores the intersection of American traditional and self-invented social identities and the destruction and regreening of industrial cityscapes. Borich asks: Can toxic landscapes actually be remediated, and can patriarchal fathers ever really be forgiven? In a political climate where Borich is forced to daily reenter the toxic wastelands she thought she’d long left behind, Apocalypse, Darling is an urgent collision of broken spaces, dysfunctional affections, and the reach toward familial and environmental repair.
Barrie Jean Borich is the award-winning author of Body Geographic and My Lesbian Husband. She is an Associate Professor of creative writing and publishing at DePaul University in Chicago, where she edits Slag Glass City, a digital journal of the urban essay arts.
We are excited to announce DePaul’s 9th Annual Spring English Conference, to be held on Friday, April 27, 2018. We are now accepting submissions of both creative and academic writing and we encourage you to submit your work!
The conference will be held in Arts & Letters Hall, and will include several unique panels of student presentations, a dynamic keynote speaker, a reception, and refreshments. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase what you’ve been working on and support your peers (plus, it looks great on a resume).
The submission deadline is March 30th.
If you have any questions, email us at email@example.com.
We look forward to reading your work!
Camila Restrepo, MAE
Anne Terashima, MAWP
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