Tuesday, September 8, 2009



Jacob' S. Knabb'’s double-life as Fiction editor of Another Chicago Magazine and lecturer of composition at UIC has led him to cast his demons into a herd of swine he saw by a ravine. He is still waiting to hear them hit bottom.

Andrew Farkas' Self-Titled Debut won the 2008 Subito Press Book Competition, and was published in December of 2008. His works have recently appeared in or will appear in The Cincinnati Review, Copper Nickel, Squid Quarterly, Spring Gun, Opium, and Sidebrow. When he's not writing, he's a runner for a letters racket on the Near West Side.


Jessa Marsh hails from Michigan, but ran away to the big city of Chicago in 2007. She is a student at Columbia College in Chicago where she studies fiction. Her writing has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Word Riot, decomP, Monkeybicycle, Storyglossia, Knee-Jerk, and Pank. She has read at the Sunday Night Sex Show. She is the web editor of Monkeybicycle.


Robbie Q. Telfer is a touring performance poet, having been a featured performer/reader in hundreds of venues across North America and Germany - most recently with the spoken word experience The Junkyard Ghost Revival. Previous work appears in the American Book Review, Octopus Magazine, cream city review and decomP magazinE, as well as several spoken word anthologies and DVDs. He was an individual finalist at the National Poetry Slam in 2007 and he co-wrote the video game Ninjatown DS. He lives in Chicago where he curates the Encyclopedia Show and is the Director of Performing Arts for Young Chicago Authors, a not-for-profit that gives creative writing opportunities and mentorship to Chicago teens. His first published collection of poetry, Spiking the Sucker Punch, will be released in the Fall from Write Bloody.


Patrick Somerville grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin, went to college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and later earned his MFA from Cornell University. He has taught creative writing and English at Cornell, Northwestern University, Auburn State Correctional Facility, and The Graham School in Chicago. His first book of stories, Trouble, was published in September of 2006 (Vintage) and named 2006's Best Book by a Chicago Author by Time Out Chicago, and his first novel, The Cradle, was published by Little, Brown in March of 2009. His writing has appeared in One Story, Epoch, GQ, Esquire, and Best American Nonrequired Reading. Patrick was recently selected as the winner of the 2009 21st Century Award, given annually by the Chicago Public Library.

Tuesday, September 8
7:30 pm
The Innertown Pub
1935 W Thomas


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