Posted in May 2015

Meet our Readers: Eileen Tull

The one and only Eileen Tull is reading with us on Sunday! Eileen Tull is a storyteller, performance artist, poet, comedian, and one-woman-show person. Her work investigates feminism, body image, addiction (to technology, to substances, and to ourselves), and, above all, seeking joy. She has performed throughout the country, from San Francisco to New York … Continue reading

Meet our Readers: Katie Liesener

We are so geeked to have Katie Liesener reading with us on Sunday! Katie Liesener is a journalist and storyteller. A Moth GrandSlam champion, she has performed at venues throughout Chicago and Boston. Her written work has appeared in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and the Best Food Writing 2009 anthology. She loves … Continue reading

Meet our Readers: Dina Elenbogen

Have you met Dina Elenbogen? You really should. She’s reading with us on Sunday, and you don’t want to miss it. Dina Elenbogen, an award winning poet and prose writer, is author of the memoir Drawn from Water: An American Poet, an Ethiopian Family, an Israeli Story (BKMK Press, University of Missouri April 2015) and … Continue reading

Meet our Readers: bokeen

Continuing our fantastic May lineup is local writer bokeen. bokeen grew up in the shadow of O’Hare airport.  He occupies his time cooking, riding his bike, combing his hipster beard and pushing pencils for a software company.  He is also putting finishing touches on his book, Near Mrs.: Essays About Dating, which will be published … Continue reading

Meet our Readers: Eric Charles May

Hey, it’s May and we’ve got returning favorite Eric Charles May reading with us!! Eric Charles May is the author of the novel Bedrock Faith, which was named a Notable African-American Title by Publisher’s Weekly, and a Top Ten Debut Novel for 2014 by Booklist magazine. An associate professor in the Fiction Writing program at … Continue reading