Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Can't be tamed

Davis Schneiderman is a multimedia artist and the author and editor of eight books, including the new novel Drain (Northwestern). His creative work has appeared in numerous publications including Fiction International, The Chicago Tribune, The Iowa Review, TriQuarterly, and Exquisite Corpse. He is Chair of the English Department at Lake Forest College, and also Director of Lake Forest College Press/&NOW Books. He edits The &NOW AWARDS: The Best Innovative Writing. He can be found, virtually, atdavisschneiderman.com/


Alex Bonner spent half his life in Chicago and the other half in North Carolina making him somewhere between a Midwestern meathead and a dirty southerner. He has been a featured reader in Chicago for several years and last year won the Windy City Storyslam and the National Storyslam Audience Choice Award. He thinks gallows humor is the only humor..


Jason Bredle is the author of three books and three chapbooks, most recently Smiles of the Unstoppable and The Book of Evil. He lives in Chicago.

Chris Bower hosts the Ray's Tap Reading Series in Avondale and puts up plays around the city. His fiction and poetry have appeared in various suspect places throughout the years. His newest play written with Tim Racine is, "Correspondance: A Ballet (of Communication); No Dancing (!?!) or Let's Not And Say We Did" is playing at the Side Project in Rogers Park through Saturday July, 17th at 9 PM. Visit his website, holdmyhorses.com for more.

Jill's work can be heard with increasing infrequency on Chicago Public Radio and has appeared in Stop Smiling, Ninth Letter, VAIN, and MAKE magazines among others. She is one of the organizers of and hopes everyone will attend the 6th annual Printers' Ball, upcoming on July 30. You can find her online at www.callingallmonkeys.com.

James Tadd Adcox is the editor of Artifice Magazine (www.artificemag.com). He has work published or forthcoming in Barrelhouse, Mid-American Review, Requited, and PANK, among other places. He lives in Chicago.


Devin King lives and works in Chicago. His book Clops is out from the Green Lantern Press.

Barry Graham teaches writing at Rutgers University and he wrote the National Virginity Pledge. His fiction can be found most recently in the Los Angeles Review and Quick Fiction. Look for him online at www.dogzplot.com


Elizabeth Ellen is the author of Before You She Was a Pit Bull (Future Tense) and Sixteen Miles Outside of Phoenix (Rose Metal Press). She lives in Ann Arbor where she runs the Great Lakes, Great Times reading series.


Owen Egerton is the author of several books and screenplays. His most recent novel, The Book of Harold, the Illegitimate Son of God was released this summer and is receiving some rave reviews. He lives in Austin, Texas where he was voted the city's most popular writer in 2007 and 2008.