though not mine, just the ones I've attended in the interstices of my work-related reading. Here are photos from of the recent Chicagoland events I've been able to catch::
Fiction writer Frances de Pontes Peebles, a native of Recife, Brazil, reading from her novel The Seamstress, set in Brazil's northeast region, at today's Naïeveté Studios Second Sun reading. The novel will be published in January 2008.
Poet, fiction writer, healer and all around beautiful person M. Eliza Abegunde Hamilton introducing Frances de Pontes Peebles, at the Naïeveté Studios Second Sun reading (Reconstruction 747, the arts and goodies fare, was also yesterday and today.)
My esteemed colleague Mary Kinzie, reading poems to benefit the undergraduate Dance Marathon, at Café Ambrosia, on Friday.
My esteemed colleague Brian Bouldrey, reading a selection of his forthcoming book, Walking Across Corsica, to benefit the undergraduate Dance Marathon, at Café Ambrosia, on Friday.
One of my newest colleagues, Eula Biss, reading from a creative nonfiction work to benefit the undergraduate Dance Marathon, at Café Ambrosia, on Friday.
Q musing, as Michael read.
Michael Warr reading from his work, at his reading with Q, on February 1.
Quraysh Ali Lansana, reading with Michael Warr at the Spot, an event sponsored by the Poetry Center of Chicago, on February 1.
Lisa Buscani, director of the Poetry Center of Chicago, the sponsor of Q's and Michael's reading, performing one of her poems.