Transnational Poetics, Reading and Conversation
Nov
5
6:00 PM18:00

Transnational Poetics, Reading and Conversation

Please join the Guild LIterary Complex in a conversation with authors and poets Stuart Cooke, Natania Rosenfeld, and Toni Nealie as we journey into conversation about transnational poetics at the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60642 in the downstairs salon theatre.  Readings and a larger conversation about poetry and writing across the cultural miles of distant seas will set the tone for the night’s conversations.

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First Annual Halloween Affaire
Oct
27
7:00 PM19:00

First Annual Halloween Affaire

The Chicago Review of Books and Volumes Bookcafe are teaming up for the biggest literary Halloween party in Chicago history: an evening of food, drink, and creepy tales from eight Chicago authors:
Jac Jemc, author of The Grip of It
Rebecca Makkai, author of The Hundred-Year House
Martin Seay, author of The Mirror Thief
Kathleen Rooney, author of Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk
Maryse Meijer, author of Heartbreaker: Stories
Kim Brooks, author of The Houseguest
Michael Moreci, author of Black Star Renegades (Jan 2018)
Toni Nealie, author of The Miles Between Me.

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Arts Benefit for Puerto Rico
Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

Arts Benefit for Puerto Rico

Join hosts Alexius Cruz O'Malley and Mary Anne Mohanraj and a fabulous array of writers, musicians, comedians and more -- swing by for half an hour, or stay for the whole thing! Food and drinks available to buy on-site, a $10-$20 donation recommended (although more is gratefully accepted). All proceeds will benefit the Hispanic Federation's Hurricane Relief for Puerto Rico fund; 100% of the funds will go toward disaster relief efforts on the island. 

Featuring comedians Andy Carey and Christy Bonstall, musicians Kamau Jones, Anjali Asokan Karia, and Maya Kuper, actor Oryana Quintero, writers Toni Nealie, Allison Baxter, Kat Tanaka Okopnik, Angeli Primlani, Amanda Daly, Molly Sackler, and more!

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Writing Chicago: Northwestern University Summer Writers’ Conference
Aug
19
3:30 PM15:30

Writing Chicago: Northwestern University Summer Writers’ Conference

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Writing Chicago: Northwestern University Summer Writers’ Conference

Traveling the World and Within

with Ines BellinaToni NealieOzge Samanci, and Betsy Haberl (moderator)

Three world-traveling writers discuss the pleasures and pitfalls of writing about journeys. Topics of discussion include borders--imagined and real, physical and geographic, metaphoric and concrete, between adulthood and youth; as well as journeys across the globe, across the state, and within personal experiences.

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Rust Belt Chicago Anthology release party
Aug
13
6:00 PM18:00

Rust Belt Chicago Anthology release party

Join Belt Publishing in celebrating the release of Rust Belt Chicago, a collection of essays, journalism, poetry, and fiction edited by Martha Bayne. The pieces in this collection tell the vibrant and culturally rich history of this great city, all together singing a forlorn love song to a place similarly marked, if less evident, by deindustrialization and economic decline as Rust Belt sister cities. 

Britt Julious, Kathleen Rooney, Paul Durica, Toni Nealie, Rayshauna Gray, Zoe Zolbrod, David Isaacson, Yana Kunichoff, DJ Jake Austen

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University of Chicago's Writer's Studio: Business of Writing Seminar
Jul
15
1:00 PM13:00

University of Chicago's Writer's Studio: Business of Writing Seminar

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Business of Writing Seminar: Breaking In and Staying In: Publishing Advice for Writers

• Toni Nealie, Newcity Lit Editor and author of The Miles Between Me

• Abby Saul, Founder of The Lark Group literary agency

• Moderator: Sandi Wisenberg, Writer’s Studio instructor and author of The Adventures of Cancer Bitch

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