Celebrate the return of autumn with Sunday Salon! We’re delighted to be hosting four incredible writers: Bayo Ojikutu, Lynn Sloan, Garnett Kilberg Cohen, and Barrie Jean Borich
Sunday, September 27 at 7 PM
Riverview Tavern | 1958 W. Roscoe Street
(in the Roscoe and Damen Room)
Please join us!
Bayo Ojikutu‘s critically-acclaimed first novel, 47th Street Black (2003), received both the Washington Prize for Fiction and the Great American Book Award. His second novel, Free Burning (RH/Crown – 2006), has been called “Gritty lyrical [and]intense,” by Kirkus Book Review, “the most foreboding love letter the city [Chicago] has ever received” (Tim Lowery-Timeout Chicago), & “a searing portrayal of one of the shameful realities within an oft unjust society” (Denolyn Carrol –Black Issues Book Review). Ojikutu’s fiction has appeared in the various anthologies, magazines and collections. His work has garnered nominated for the Pushcart Prize. The author and his family currently live in the Chicagoland area.
Lynn Sloan’s debut novel, Principles of Navigation, was published by Fomite in February 2015. In her first career Lynn worked as a fine art photographer. Her images have been exhibited nationally and internationally, and she taught in the graduate and undergraduate photography programs of Columbia College Chicago. Writing about the visual arts for publications, such as Afterimage, Art Week, and Exposure, led to writing fiction. Her short fiction has appeared in numerous journals, including Ascent, American Literary Review, BLOOM, Connecticut Review, Inkwell, The Literary Review, Monkeybicycle, Puerto del Sol, The Briar Cliff Review, American Fiction Volume 13, and Sou’wester. Her stories have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and been finalists for the Dana Award, the Katherine Anne Porter prize, and the Faulkner-Wisdom Competition. She lives in Evanston, Illinois.
Garnett Kilberg Cohen has published three collections of short stories, Lost Women, Banished Souls (U of Missouri Press), How We Move the Air (Mayapple Press), and, most recently, Swarm to Glory, published by Wiseblood Books in September 2014. Some of her awards include a Notable Essay Citation from Best American Essays (2011), the Crazyhorse National Fiction Prize (2004); and four awards from the Illinois Council of the Arts, including a 2001 IAC Individual Artist’s Fellowship for prose. Her essays, poems and short stories have appeared in many publications, including American Fiction, Ontario Review, TriQuarterly, The Antioch review, Brevity, The Rumpus, The Gettysburg Review and many others. She has also published a chapbook of poetry, Passion Tour(Finishing Line Press) and poetry in two anthologies. She has served as an editor on several literary magazines, most recently as Guest Nonfiction Editor at Fifth Wednesday, and will co-editor the Columbia College Chicago Creative Writing Department’s new nonfiction journal, Punctuate. She is a professor at Columbia where she has taught for over 20 years.
Barrie Jean Borich is the author of Body Geographic, winner of a Lambda Literary Award and My Lesbian Husband, recipient of a Stonewall Book Award. She’s an associate professor at DePaul University in Chicago where she edits Slag Glass City, a digital journal of the urban essay arts.
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.
THIS EXCELLENT EVENT IS FREE!
Sunday Salon Chicago