Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023

5:00 pm, Metropolis Cafe, 1039 W Granville


Allan Johnston

is the author of three full-length poetry collections: Tasks of Survival (1996), In a Window (2018), and Sable and Selected Poems (2022); and three chapbooks: Northport, (2010), Departures (2013), and Contingencies (2015). He has received an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship and multiple Pushcart Prize nominations, and his poems have appeared in over sixty journals, including Poetry, Poetry East, Rattle and Rhino. He holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of California-Davis, and he currently teaches writing and literature at Columbia College and DePaul.

Mary Kate Coleman

… is a recent Fulbright scholar and an investigator on the digital storytelling project Humanizing Deportation. She holds an MFA from Southern Illinois University and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her stories have appeared in Glimmer Train, Carve Magazine, Redivider, and Midwestern Gothic. Originally from Kokomo, Indiana, she lives in Edgewater with her husband and daughter.

Kelley Engelbrecht

… is an emerging writer and MFA candidate at Columbia College Chicago. Her writing focuses on feminism and matriarchy with forthcoming work in Chicago Magazine and MER Literary Review.

Olivia Postelli

… received her BA from the University of Michigan and her MFA in Fiction from Oregon State University. Her work has appeared in Kenyon Review and Grist. She lives in Ravenswood.

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