Sunday Salon Chicago

Stay warm with prose and poetry at
Sunday Salon Chicago

Sunday, November 20
7:00 P.M.
The Riverview Tavern
1958 Roscoe Ave.

The Readers:

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Mary Hawley is a poet, novelist, and occasional translator. Her poetry collection Double Tongues was published by Tia Chucha Press. Her poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies including Notre Dame Review, qarrtsiluni, Mudlark, and The Bloomsbury Review, and she was the co-translator of the bilingual poetry anthology Astillas de luz/Shards of Light (Tia Chucha Press). She is currently seeking an agent for her first novel, The Sparkle Experiment.

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Maggie Kast’s first novel, A Free, Unsullied Land, was published by Fomite Press  in 2015. She is the author of The Crack between the Worlds: a dancer’s memoir of loss, faith and family, published by Wipf and Stock. She received an M.F.A. in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and has published fiction in The Sun, Nimrod, Carve, Paper Street, Rosebud and others. Two stories have received Pushcart nominations. A chapter of her memoir, published in ACM/Another Chicago Magazine, won a Literary Award from the Illinois Arts Council. Her essays have appeared in America, Image, Writer’s Chronicle, Fiction Writers Review and elsewhere.

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Mike Puican has had poems in Poetry, Michigan Quarterly Review, Bloomsbury Review, and New England Review, among others. His essays and reviews have appeared in TriQuarterly, Kenyon Review, Brevity, and MAKE Magazine. He won the 2004 Tia Chucha Press Chapbook Contest for his chapbook, 30 Seconds. Mike was a member of the 1996 Chicago Slam Team and for the past ten years has been president of the board of the Guild Literary Complex in Chicago.

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Christine Sneed is the author of the novels Paris, He Said and Little Known Facts, and the story collections Portraits of a Few of the People I’ve Made Cry and The Virginity of Famous Men, which was published in September 2016. Her stories or essays have been included in The Best American Short Stories, O. Henry Prize Stories, New Stories from the Midwest, New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Ploughshares, New England Review, and a number of other periodicals. Christine is the faculty director of Northwestern University’s MA/MFA program in creative writing; she is also on the fiction faculty of the Regis University low-residency MFA program.

Sunday Salon Chicago with DePaul Professor Barrie Jean Borich

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

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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 Wednesdayand 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 AwardShe’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

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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

featuring

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 www.jillianlauren.com. 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.

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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!