Lost in Space: The Release Party + Tour!

By Naomi Huffman

lost in space ben tanzerCurbside Splendor is proud to announce the releast of Ben Tanzer's debut collection of essays, Lost In Space! 

"Ben Tanzer explodes the myths of fatherhood and reassembles the pieces into something altogether more precious and fascinating: the truth. The ugly, gorgeous, shameful, miraculous, transformative truth. This book is both funny and heartbreaking, and at times I thought he was transcribing directly from my own parent brain. Tanzer has a rare talent for making the everyday seem luminous." 
-Jillian Lauren, New York Times bestselling author of  
Some Girls: My Life in a Harem and  Pretty
 
 
"Tanzer lets readers in on the softer, scarier, truer side of being a family man."
 -Chicago Magazine 
"Ben Tanzer explodes the myths of fatherhood and reassembles the pieces into something altogether more precious and fascinating: the truth. The ugly, gorgeous, shameful, miraculous, transformative truth. This book is both funny and heartbreaking, and at times I thought he was transcribing directly from my own parent brain.
 
Zero Fade: The Midwest Tour

By Naomi Huffman

zero fade chris terryChris L. Terry moved to L.A. last fall, but he's back this weekend for a super-short tour of the Midwest.

A Young Adult Library Services Association BFYA Nominee, one of Slate.com's Favorite Books of 2013, and one of Kirkus Reviews' Best Teen Books of 2013, "Zero Fade" chronicles eight days in the life of inner-city Richmond, Virginia teen Kevin Phifer as he deals with wack haircuts, bullies, last-year fly gear, his uncle Paul coming out as gay, and being grounded. 

"Kevin Phifer, 13, a black seventh-grader in 1990s Richmond, Va., and hero of this sparkling debut, belongs in the front ranks of fiction’s hormone-addled, angst-ridden adolescents, from Holden Caulfield to the teenage Harry Potter [...] Original, hilarious, thought-provoking and wicked smart: not to be missed. — Kirkus Reviews


Thursday, March 6
7:00 pm
Evanston Public Library
1703 Orrington Ave., Evanston
Engage in a reading & discussion with Chris plus participate in some of his favorite writing exercises - bring a pencil! Books will be available for purchase from The Book Stall at Chestnut Court. Both teens & adults welcome, please register here:
http:Kevin Phifer, 13, a black seventh-grader in 1990s Richmond, Va., and hero of this sparkling debut, belongs in the front ranks of fiction’s hormone-addled, angst-ridden adolescents, from Holden Caulfield to the teenage Harry Potter [...] Original, hilarious, thought-provoking and wicked smart: not to be missed.
 
Wannabe - 48

By Chris Prunckle

Wannabe 48

Wannabe is a blog series by Chicago area artist Chris Prunckle documenting his trials and tribulations as a wannabe artist. Check back next week for a new posting.

Chris Prunckle is a graphic designer, illustrator and comic book artist banished to the suburbs of Chicago. Though an advertising industry minion by day, he slaves his nights away creating a mad little world.  He’s previously worked on the comics Fisted, Bonesetter, and The Scarab.  Follow him at @midjipress.

 
Preview The Old Neighborhood

By Naomi Huffman

The Old Neighborhood by Bill HillmannIn April, we're publishing Bill Hillmann's debut novel, The Old Neighborhood. Irvine Welsh called it "a raucous but soulful account of growing up on the mean streets of Chicago, and the choices kids are forced to make on a daily basis." And "this cool, incendiary rites of passage novel is the real deal." 

We couldn't have said it better, and it seems April can't come soon enough! To hold you over until then, we've created a digital preview of the first chapter for you, available here

Read it over, and pre-order your paperback copy today. 

 
AWP 2014: Seattle

By Naomi Huffman

Seattle Skyline

If you're going to the annual AWP Conference in Seattle this week, visit the Curbside Splendor family at Booth #H3. We'll have books and Meatees for sale, as well as some FREE STUFF. We'd love to meet you and talk books.

 

SPLENDOR IN SEATTLE: 

We're also hosting an off-site reading in the Red Velvet Lounge at Seattle Rendezvous (2322 2nd Ave) on Thursday, February 27th, at 7:00 PM. RSVP to our Facebook event here!

Join us for a drink and a chance to hear readings by: TOM WILLIAMS (author of Don't Start Me Talkin'), BILL HILLMANN (author of The Old Neighborhood), FRANKI ELLIOT (author of Kiss As Many Women As You Can and Piano Rats), CHRIS L. TERRY (author of Zero Fade), BEN TANZER (author of Lost in Space), and DANIELA OLSZEWSKA (author of Citizen J). 

The next morning, we can nurse our literary hangovers together. 

 

BOOK SIGNING SCHEDULE:

Stop by our booth throughout the conference to meet our authors and ask them to sign your copy of their book. They're also just really cool people, so feel free to come by just to chat. 

Thursday, February 27th:
10:00 am - 2:00 pm  Tom Williams
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm  Mike Czyzniewjewski

Friday, February 28th: 
10:00 am - 12:00 pm  Ben Tanzer
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  Bill Hillmann
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm  Chris L. Terry

Saturday, March 1st: 
10:00 am - 12:00 pm  Tim Kinsella
10:00 am - 12:00 pm  Franki Elliot (with her typewriter!)
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  Daniela Olszewska

 

 


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