Meet our readers: Martha Bayne

Martha Bayne is the bomb; you can tell just by her initials – MB, which just happen to stand for “Mothereffing Bomb.”

Martha is a writer and editor whose work has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, Time Out Chicago, the Baffler, the Rumpus, Bookforum, and the Chicago Reader, where she was on staff from 1998-2007. Founder of the Soup & Bread series of hunger-relief fundraisers based at Chicago’s Hideout bar and music club, she is author of the Soup & Bread Cookbook: Building Community One Pot at a Time (Agate Publishing, 2011). Currently, she serves as associate managing editor of Plate, a magazine for professional chefs, is a company member with Chicago’s Theater Oobleck, and tends bar at the Hideout on Wednesday afternoons.

Martha is reading at the TASW anniversary show this Sunday, October 13th.



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