Sunday, March 30, 2008

April 8 readers, we tease cuz we're fly


Spencer Dew is in the midst of a reading-out-loud frenzy. Quickies! caught him and boy are we happy about it. Maybe we did a spin in our office chair when he said he'd read with us on April 8th. Spencer's first book, "Songs of Insurgency" is now out from Vagabond press. You should buy it here or here. After Spencer reads on April 8, you should approach him, congratulate him, and shake his hand.


Friday, March 28, 2008

April 8 readers, tease, please


Mary Hamilton, along with Lindsay Hunter, co-hosts Quickies!. She is currently writing this bio about herself. She thinks this is probably the first time she has written about Mary Hamilton in the third person. She thinks she may have to do this more often. Mary Hamilton thinks writing about Mary Hamilton in the third person is lovely and strange. Kind of like a weekend visit to Lisbon, Maine.


Wednesday, March 26, 2008

April 8 readers, so tease-a-rrrrrific!

Tobias Amidon Bengelsdorf lives in Chicago. He likes trains.


Monday, March 24, 2008

April 8 readers, another tease


Lindsay Hunter lives in Chicago. She has two dogs. They bark a lot. She has great hair and a fondness for Kit-Kats. Her fiction has appeared in Nerve and McSweeney's Internet Tendency and is upcoming in places she will only tell you about if you come to the Innertown Pub to hear her read on April 8. 


Thursday, March 20, 2008

April 8 readers, a teaser

Amira Hanafi lives in Chicago. She has exhibited work in Chicago galleries, published visual poetry in Diagram and Sleepingfish, organized multi-vocal readings of her texts, performed with the Clairaudient sound collective, and dispersed handmade books and multiples including Palm Reading, Mesostis, and Trinities.


Tuesday, March 18, 2008

We want you to be part of our super-awesome plan to take over Chicago

If you were at our first reading, you know how awesome and good-timey Quickies! was/is/shall always be.

If you weren't there, don't think we didn't notice.

We are building our schedule for the next few months, but we're still looking for some lovely and friendly faces to join the reading frenzy that is Quickies!

If you would like to join us on the big stage at Innertown, send an email to quickieschicago(at)gmail(dot)com

Apologies for my crappy punctuation, I'm working on it, I swear.


Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Last night was **Awesome!!**

Thanks to all who came out and listened.

Thanks to the staff of the Innertown Pub.

And Thank You Thank You to our Readers!

The work that everyone read was fantastic and inspiring.

The reaction of the crowd was heartwarming and joyous.

We can't wait to do this again!!!

We'll have another reading on April 8, mark your calendars NOW!!



Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Tonight's the Night the Night!


Oooooh, we are soooo excited for the inaugural Quickies!

To remind all ya'll slackers:

Tuesday, March 11 (Tonight!)
The Innertown Pub
1935 W Thomas

Seven readers.

Five minutes per person.

Will they finish their stories within the allotted time?

Or will they be humiliated and forcibly removed from the stage?

You need to show up to find out!


Saturday, March 1, 2008

The starting line-up

We added one more, this here is the starting line-up for QUICKIES!

Lex Sonne (pdf)

Stock up on Dramamine cuz this is gonna rock.


These people make words:

Our first reading is right around the corner!

Are you as excited as we are?

Are you jumping on your bed and singing along to "Paradise by the Dashboard Light?"
...yeah, neither are we...

The line-up for the inaugural reading (so far):

Lindsay Hunter
Josh Amidon
Kyle Beachy
Zach Plague
Nicolette Bond
Mary Hamilton