Wednesday, April 23, 2008

oh dear! there are 20 days until the next Quickies!

Before we tempt you with our kickass! May readers, here's some candy from our previous guests.


Tobias Bengelsdorf and Joshua Amidon have work at itunes

to check it out:

go to and clicking on the upper right "postage stamp." iTuneU will open. Then you click on "enter alumni & guests." Flash Fiction is the top listed podcast.

Lindsay Hunter (co-founder and co-host of Quickies!)
will be reading at the Sunday Salon
April 27
The Charleston Bar
2076 N Hoyne Ave.

Zach Plague wrote a book
People like it
learn more here

Spencer Dew (who read with us in April) was interviewed by Nick Osdick (who will read with us in June)
read it all here.

We hope that satisfies your hunger until the readers for May will be announced (they're AWESOME).

kisses and hugs!


Sunday, April 13, 2008

Also, Thank You!

Big thanks to all those who attended the reading on Tuesday night.

Those who braved the rain saw an awesome show!

Next month is going to blow. your. minds.

stay tuned.

and now, pictures!


Saturday, April 12, 2008

Spencer Dew

I just bought Spencer Dew's book, Songs of Insurgency, and having read the first page, I'd like to wholeheartedly recommend it to you. It looks like this:

I bought mine at Book Cellar, but I've recently found out it's available at Awesome.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

April 8 readers, no SERIOUSLY!

Make sure to join us on Tuesday, April 8 to check out the extreme reading talents of these folks:

Amira Hanafi
Lindsay Hunter
Tobias Amidon Bengelsdorf
Mary Hamilton
Spender Dew
Laura Goldstein
Heidi McKye


April 8 Inspiration

As expressed by the classical poet Pindar of Thebes (518-438 B.C.):

Creatures of a day
What is someone?
What is no one?
Man is merely a shadow's dream
But when god-given glory comes upon him in victory
A bright light shines on us and life is sweet
When the end comes the loss of flame brings darkness
But his glory is bright forever.

And if that doesn't do it for you:

Friday, April 4, 2008

April 8 readers, I tease, you tease, we all tease for...


Heidi McKye, newly American, lives, writes, and plays with a very small, but quiet, dog in Chicago. In an apartment. Across from a park. She is pursuing an MFA in Writing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


Tuesday, April 1, 2008

April 8 readers, Happy April Tease Day!!!


Laura teaches at Loyola University and is finishing up her MFAW at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She's been published in Combo, xConnect, MPRSND, Great Works UK, and the little magazine. her chapbook, "Ice in Intervals" is due out this spring from Hex Press. Catch her in the poets' theater at Links Hall this May!