Thursday, May 29, 2008

This should tie you up tie you down

We love our readers.

So very much.

Past and future.

Check out how awesome they are!

Lindsay Hunter (co-founder and co-host of Quickies!) will be reading June 9
at the Make Magazine release party
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia

Nick Ostdick (June) will be reading at the Fixx reading series (hosted and founded by Amy Guth-July reader)
June 26

Amy also had a wicked successful Pilcrow Lit Festival over Memorial Day weekend-way to go, Amy!

Four of our readers have had stories honored by the Million Writers Award. Check out their Noteable Stories!

Spencer Dew (April)
Elizabeth Crane (we just really like her and are hounding her to read with us in August)
Nick Ostdick (June)
Amy Guth (July)

Chris Bower (May)
is performing his plays "Torvald and I" and "Promises to Keep: The Poems of Robert F. Kennedy"
June 2, 3, and 4
at the Side Project Studio Space
1520 W Jarvis
all shows 8:00pm
all shows $10
773/484-7980 for reservations

Gosh, we're so proud of our little family.

Check back soon to learn more about our *awesome* June line-up!


Sunday, May 18, 2008

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Did you miss Quickies! on Tuesday?

Let us catch you up on what you missed....

Our readers were all fantastic!

The Innertown staff was, as usual, fantastic.

And the dancing....oh the dancing.....

Before the show

Erin O'Neill

Melanie Datz

Ira Murfin

Lindsay Hunter

Mary Hamilton

Margaret Chapman

Chris Bower

Make sure you don't miss the next Quickies! on June 10 at 7:30 pm.


Monday, May 12, 2008

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Josie and the teasycats


Chris Bower has a wallet the size of a purse and weighs the weight of a purse filled with apples. Thee are no slices of money or apples in the wallet, only stained records of money poorly spent, poorly taken pictures, poorly posed pictures and more pictures of him posing, looking pale and poor. Chris will be remounting Promises To Keep: The Poems of Robert F. Kennedy later this spring in Chicago and New Orleans. Some of his writing can be found on-line at the 2nd Hand and Get Underground. His band, Chris Bower and the Pretty Bloody Swimsuits does not perform live but can be found here.


Saturday, May 10, 2008!


Margaret Chapman is a writer and teacher who lives in Chicago. She enjoys fish tacos, which sounds dirty (really it's not), and writing stories about dead people.


Friday, May 9, 2008

I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the tease, no no no


Ira S. Murfin writes words and makes theatre. He collaborates with two different performance collectives that have the word "laboratory" in their name and lived for a long time in an "urban laboratory" - draw your own conclusions. Ira is currently refusing to leave the MFA in Writing Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he is working on a book about his crazy adventures. Or something along those lines. He was recently informed that an evening of his performance texts will be produced in Calcutta, India this summer, which seems like something worth mentioning.


Thursday, May 8, 2008

I take this tease to be my wife


Erin O'Neill is a Chicago native who has published more than 150 pieces which have appeared in ELLE, The Washington Post, The Chicago Sun Times, Metromix, SPACE Magazine, The Voice, The Georgetown Journal and The San Clemente Times. She is a graduate of Georgetown University and received her MFA in Writing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

What you teasin' 'bout, Willis?


Lindsay Hunter is a co-host and co-founder of Quickies! Respect.

Mary Hamilton is a co-host and co-founder of Quickies! Jumping Jacks.


Tuesday, May 6, 2008

A TEASEful of sugar!


Kate Duva's poetry, memoirs, fiction, and smut have appeared in Flashquake, Fugue, and The2ndHand, among other magazines. She is also a dancer, a collage artist and a children's birthday clown.


Saturday, May 3, 2008

What? You thought we'd forgotten the power of the tease?

We are so ridiculously excited for our May Quickies! It's like fireworks in the belly.

First for a little teasallation:


Melanie Datz is an MFA student in Fiction Writing at Columbia College Chicago. She's had stories published in Night Train, The First Line, and forthcoming in the anthology Open to Interpretation. When she's not writing, she's learning to play the violin.