Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Printers' Ball!

We mentioned before that we're hosting the Chicago reading series face-off at this year's Printers' Ball. Here's some more info:

Printers' Ball 2009
1104 S Wabash, film row cinema stage (8th floor)
Emcees: Mary Hamilton & Lindsay Hunter
5 minute slots (timed Quickies style!)

Featuring readers reppin' the following reading series:
Mental Graffiti
Reading Under the Influence
Red Rover
Sunday Night Sex Show
2nd Story
Second City Third Person
The Encyclopedia Show

We are so excited! And watch out readers, because we're searching high and low for an extra special noisemaker with which to bounce your asses off the stage should you go over 5 minutes.

Bring it!!

Friday, July 17, 2009


Quickies! will be hosting the Chicago reading series face-off at this year's Printers' Ball! The Printers' Ball is FREE and you're sure to run into a lot of friends and enemies (and covert booze)!

Fifth Annual Printers' Ball

Ludington Building
1104 South Wabash Avenue
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Admission to the Printers’ Ball is free and open to all ages.

Founded by Poetry magazine with other independent Chicago literary organizations, the Printers’ Ball is an annual celebration of print culture, featuring thousands of magazines, books, and broadsides available free of charge; live readings and music; letterpress, offset, and paper-making demonstrations; and much more. This year’s Printers’ Ball is co-produced with Columbia College Chicago and the Center for Book & Paper Arts, and is set to take place in the landmark Ludington Building, former home to the American Book Company. Select events during the Printers’ Ball are being recorded for Chicago Public Radio’s Chicago Amplified.

See you there!!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Follow the Dollar Store Tour!

The Dollar Store Tour is in Austin tonight at the Scoot Inn. If you live in Austin, get on down to the show. If you don't live in Austin, or in any of the other cities the tour will stop through, follow it on Twitter! Zach Dodson is tweeting (and tweetpic-ing (?)) here, our beloved Mary is tweeting here, and Blake Butler is tweeting here. Read 'em and join me in my jealous weeping! 

Thursday, July 2, 2009