OFF THE SHELF: OCEAN VUONG
Reading by poet Ocean Vuong, author of “Night Sky with Exit Wounds.” His work has been translated into Hindi, Korean, Russian and Vietnamese.
August 18, 7pm
“BE COOL” BOOK LAUNCH
(The Book Cellar)
Ben Tanzer releases his memoir, with writers Zoe Zolbrod, Robert James Russell and Eric Spitznagel.
August 4, 7pm
5th Annual Writers Block Party: Meet the Presses
(Gail Borden Public Library, Elgin)
Chicago-area publishers Victor David Giron (publisher, Curbside Splendor), Emily Victorson (publisher, Allium Press), Anna Michels (editor, Sourcebooks) and Lise Marinelli (publisher, Windy City Publishers) discuss the state of publishing. Moderated by Elgin publisher George Rawlinson (State Street Publishing).
August 6, 1pm
“PEMBROKE: A RURAL BLACK COMMUNITY ON THE ILLINOIS DUNES”
(City Lit Books)
Dave Baron releases his book about rural racial inequity in Illinois.
August 16, 6.30pm
IN CONVERSATION: DEBORAH SHAPIRO AND MARYSE MEIJER
Deborah Shapiro (“The Sun in Your Eyes”) and Maryse Meijer (“Heartbreaker”) read from and discuss their debut novels.
August 25, 7pm
Toni Nealie is the Literary Editor of Newcity and the author of the essay collection “The Miles Between Me.” A Pushcart Prize nominee, her essays have appeared in Guernica Magazine, Rust Belt: Chicago, The Rumpus, The Offing, Essay Daily, Chicago Quarterly Review, Hobart, Entropy and elsewhere. She worked in magazine journalism, politics and PR in her native New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Singapore and now edits, writes and teaches in Chicago. Find her at toninealie.com and on Twitter @tnealie. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.