A Map to Lost In Space

By Naomi Huffman

Lost in Space cover Ben Tanzer Ben Tanzer's Lost in Space made it's debut on March 18th. We celebrated in the plush and swanky Public Hotel, which is practically located in Ben's backyard in the Gold Coast neighborhood, with excellent readings from Dmitry Samarov, Megan Stielstra, Christine Sneed, Patrick Wensink, and lots and lots of booze. 

Since then, Ben has traveled all over the Midwest and the East Coast, and Lost in Space has been all over the Internet. Below, I've collected a map, if you will, of the reviews and interviews that serve to mark this book's journey, which is just getting started. 

- Listen to Christine Sneed, Dmitry Samarov, Megan Stielstra and Ben Tanzer read at his release party. 

- WordPlaySound recorded Ben reading at the Book Cellar alongside Giano Cromley and Joe Peterson. 

- Ben read at the Don't Start Me Talkin' Release Party at the HideOut.

- Litro published an excerpt from Lost in Space, "The Unexamined Life." 

- All Write Already featured Ben in their 34th episode.

 
Wannabe - 54

By Chris Prunckle

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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.

 
Irvine Welsh Reads from The Old Neighborhood

By Victor David Giron

Moments before our Words + Music event on April 10th, we filmed Irvine Welsh reading from The Old Neighborhood in the basement of the Empty Bottle. This excerpt is the letter the protagonist, Joe Walsh, receives from his older brother, Pistol Pat, who wrote him from prison. 

 

 
Wannabe - 53

By Chris Prunckle

AllNewWannabe_1Web

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.

 
Pop-Up Book Fair - April 12th

By Victor David Giron

Curbside Splendor, Ernest Hemingway Foundation, Oak Park Public Library, and 826CHI are thrilled to present 

POP-UP BOOK FAIR
APRIL 12th, 2014
ERNEST HEMINGWAY FOUNDATION 
(200 N. OAK PARK AVE, OAK PARK, IL)
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Pop Up Book Fair Oak Park

 

FEATURING: 

& NOW BOOKS / 2ND STORY / 57TH STREET BOOKS / 7 VIENTOS / ALLIUM PRESS / ANOTHER CHICAGO MAGAZINE / ARTIFICE MAGAZINE / BURIAL DAY BOOKS / CHICAGO CENTER FOR LANGUAGE AND PHOTOGRAPHY (CCLaP) / CHICAGO LITERARY HALL OF FAME / CHIPRC / CHICAGO QUARTERLY REVIEW / CHICAGO WRITERS ASSOCIATION / CHRISTIAN LARSEN / CONVULSIVE EDITIONS / DAVID DAVID KATZMAN / DEAD TREE PRESS / DREAM OF THINGS / FIFTH STAR PRESS / LUCKY PEACH / HALF LETTER PRESS / TEMPORARY SERVICES / HOBART / LAKE CLAREMONT PRESS / MAGIC TREE BOOKSTORE / MAKE / MISS NYET PUBLISHING / NANCY SINDELAR / RICOCHET SOBERSCOVE / SOBERSCOVE / SWITCHBACK BOOKS / TORTOISE BOOKS

 

SCHEDULED PROGRAMMING: 

12:00  - 1:00 PM:
Chris Ware and Hilary Chute
Chris Ware (author of Building Stories) and Hilary Chute (author of Graphic Women) engage in conversation about all things comics, with a Q & A to follow.

1:00 - 2:00 PM: 
William Hazelgrove
Local author William Hazelgrove will read from his most recent novel, The Pitcher. A discussion will follow. 

2:00 - 3:00 PM:
"The Fictional Ernest Hemingway"
There is an entire collection of fiction based upon or inspired by the life and legacy of Ernest Hemingway: Bill Granger's Hemingway's Notebook, Diane Madsen's Hunting For Hemingway, MacDonald Harris' Hemingway's Suitcase, Joe Haldeman's The Hemingway Hoax, to name a few.

 


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