StoryStudio Chicago hosts a panel discussion featuring three local female authors: “I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone” scribe Stephanie Kuehnert (pictured), whose upcoming MTV Books follow-up, “Ballads of Suburbia,” is even better than her debut; Simone Elkeles, author of teen books “Perfect Chemistry,” “Leaving Paradise” and “How to Ruin My Teenage Life”; and Wendy McClure, author of “I’m Not the New Me.” The three writers discuss their experiences in the lit industry, and give tips to the audience on handling the publishing world. Ravenswood’s StoryStudio Chicago offers various writing classes and workshops year-round, on top of networking events for students, author readings and panel discussions such as these. With perspective offered by three relatively young authors, today’s event appears worthy for those looking to break into the lit world. StoryStudio Chicago instructor Jen Jones moderates; a book-signing follows. (Tom Lynch)
Kuehnert, Elkeles and McClure discuss their work May 30 at StoryStudio Chicago, 4043 North Ravenswood, (773)477-7710. 10am. $12 for non-members, $10 for members.