Meet our readers: Megan Stielstra

Our next reader is pretty much Chicago literary royalty, so if you haven’t seen her perform yet, or even if you have, you should come to the show on Sunday.

Megan Stielstra’s essay collection, Once I Was Cool, is forthcoming in May. Her work is included or forthcoming in The Best American Essays, The Rumpus, PANK, Hobart, Joyland, The Nervous Breakdown, Fresh Yarn, Other Voices, and elsewhere, and her story collection, Everyone Remain Calm, was a Chicago Tribune Favorite of 2011. She is the Literary Director at 2nd Story and has told stories for all sorts of theaters, festivals, and bars including the Goodman, Steppenwolf, Museum of Contemporary Art, Neo-Futurarium, and regularly for The Paper Machete live news magazine. She teaches writing & performance at Columbia College and lives online at

Stories start at 8pm (stop by earlier for dinner) at The Savoy, 1408 N. Milwaukee. Reservations recommended.



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