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Chicagoans, Mark Your Calendars!

I am very pleased to announce that I will be doing my very first author reading in July, as part of the release party for issue #3 of the RAGAD literary zine. I will be reading along with three other writers, RAGAD impressario Nick Ostdick and fellow contributors Spencer Dew and Josh Stevens, at MoJoe's HotHouse (2849 W. Belmont in Chicago) on Saturday, July 14, starting at 7 PM. One and all are welcomed to what should be a very enjoyable evening.

As my first reading, I'm looking forward to this with a strange mixture of excitement and fear. Excitement in making a direct connection to the Chicago literary community (to which I'm very much an outsider) and fear of screwing up horribly. I still haven't decided what story I'll be reading. Maybe "A Son Resists" which I first wrote several years ago but only just recently completed extensive revisions on. Or maybe "Mahalia", that favorite story of mine which has now been rejected by 25 literary journals. Or maybe something else.

June 16, 2007 in Fiction | Permalink