Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022

5:30 pm, 1507 W Highland Ave, Chicago


Kim Brooks

… is the author of Small Animals: Parenthood in the Age of Fear, an NPR Best Book of the Year, described by the National Book Review as “an impassioned, smart work of social criticism and a call for support and empathy.” She’s received fellowships from the Michener-Copernicus Center, the Posen Foundation, Yaddo, and Ragdale, and her writing has appeared in The New York Times, New York Magazine, Chicago Magazine, and others. She’s also spoken as a guest on CBS This Morning, PBS Newshour, 20/20, NPR’s All Things Considered, and Good Morning America. Her novel, The Houseguest, was published in 2016.

Vincent Francone

… is the author of the memoir Like a Dog and the essay collection The Soft Lunacy. He’s won the Gwendolyn Brooks Award, and his writing has appeared in The Oklahoma Review, RHINO, Southword, New City, and others. A lifelong Chicagoan, Vincent has an MA from Northwestern and teaches at Roosevelt University. He’s currently working on a collection of stories.

Lily Lloyd Burkhalter

… is a French-American writer and textiles artist. She is an MFA candidate at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her poetry, prose, and hybrid works have appeared in The Mississippi Review, Cleaver, Diagram, and others. She has previously lived in Paris; Virginia; and Bandjoun, Cameroon and currently splits her time between Logan Square and central Wisconsin.

Stuart Ross

… is the author of the novel Jenny in Corona (Tortoise, 2019). His writing has appeared in The Rumpus, Bull, Diagram, Hypertext, and others. A tortured Mets fan from Queens, he currently lives in Andersonville.

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