Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022

5:00 pm, Metropolis Cafe, 1039 W Granville


Kathleen Rooney

… is a founding editor of Rose Metal Press, a publisher of literary work in hybrid genres, and a founding member of Poems While You Wait, a team of poets and their typewriters who compose commissioned poetry on demand. She is the author, most recently, of the novels Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk and Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey. Her latest collection Where Are the Snows, winner of the XJ Kennedy Prize, has just been released by Texas Review Press and her next novel, From Dust to Stardust, will be published by Lake Union Press in Fall of 2023.

Ames Hawkins

… is a creative-critical scholar, transgenre writer and author of the award-winning work of literary nonfiction, These are Love(d) Letters. Their work appears in Pre/Text, Constellations, The Feminist Wire, The Rumpus, Water~Stone Review, and elsewhere. They co-hosted the scholarly podcast Masters of Text and currently teach English and Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago.

Sharon Houk

… is a multidisciplinary artist and award-winning playwright. Her work has been seen in Coe Review, Rhino Fest, Irish American News, and the Billie Limacher Emerging Playwright’s Festival. She has an MFA in Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and lives in the southwest suburbs.

Max Cohen

… is a queer, writer, and general gadabout who is afraid of calling herself a poet because of the social repercussions. Her work has been published in Sixth Finch, Ninth Letter, and even a few non-numbered journals. When she’s not in front of you she’s probably listening to Uncle Tupelo in Paschen Park or playing with her band, Noiseland.

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