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Past Events

Inaugural Sunday Series Reading

Sunday, July 1st 2018
Readers: C. Russell Price, Kenyatta Rogers, Sara Wainscott, & Sarah Meltzer

They Said Reading

Sunday, July 22nd 2018
Readers: Carlo Matos, Amy Sayre Baptista, Tina Jenkins Bells, Janice Tuck Lively, Anne Yoder, Matthew DeMarco, Faizan Syed, Virginia Smith Rice, Christine Pacyk, & Ben Clark

Celebration of Dancing Girl Press/Kristy Bowen

Sunday, August 19th, 2018
Readers: Kristy Bowen, Valerie Wallace, Shanita Bigelow, Cecilia Pinto, Abby Hagler, Julia Cohen, Liz O’Connell-Thompson and Sam Gennett.
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Readings by Amy Sayre Baptista, Jacob Saenz, and Megan Stielstra

Sunday, September 16th, 2018
Celebration of Jacob Saenz's  poetry book Throwing the Crown; Amy Sayre Baptista's flash-fiction book Primitivity; and, Megan Stielstra's book of essays The Wrong Way to Save Your Life.

Readings by Kyle Churney, José Olivarez, and Emily Jungmin Yoon

Sunday, October 21th, 2018
Celebration of Emily Jungmin Yoon's poetry book A Cruelty Special to Our Species (Ecco Press, 2018) and Jose Olivarez's Citizen Illegal (Haymarket Books, 2018)

Readings by Tarfia Faizullah, David Welch, and Alison Rollins

Sunday, November 18th, 2018
Readers: Tarfia Faizullah, author of Seam (SIU, 2014) and Registers of Illuminated Villages (Graywolf, 2018); David Welch, author of the forthcoming Everyone Who Is Dead (Spork Press, 2018); and, Alison Rollins, author of the forthcoming Library of Small Catastrophes (Copper Canyon Press, 2019) 

Readings by Rebecca Morgan Frank, Rachel Mennies, Ruben Quesada, and Annah Browning

Sunday, Dec 16th, 2018
Readers: Rebecca Morgan Frank, author of Sometimes
We’re All Living in a Foreign Country (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2017); Rachel Mennies, author of The Glad Hand of God Points Backwards (Texas Tech University Press, 2014); and, Annah Browning, author of Witch Doctrine (University of Akron Press, forthcoming)

Readings by Elizabeth Schmuhl, Sam Herschel Wein, and Marty McConnell

Sunday, Jan 20th, 2019
Readers: Elizabeth Schmuhl, author of Premonitions (Wayne State University Press, 2018); Sam Herschel Wein, author of Fruit Mansion (Split Lip Press, 2017); and, Marty McConnell, author of when they say you can’t go home again, what they mean is you were never there (Southern Indiana Review Press, 2018)

Readings by Krista Franklin, Toni Nealie, and Leila Chatti

Sunday, Feb 10th, 2019
Readers: Krista Franklin, author of Under the Knife (Candor Arts, 2018); Toni Nealie, author of The Miles Between Me (Curbside Splendor, 2016); and, Leila Chatti, author of Tunsiya/Amrikiya       
(Bull City Press, 2018)

Readings by Anders Carlson-Wee, Diana Khoi Nguyen, and Tyler Mills

Sunday, March 10th, 2019
Readers: Anders Carlson-Wee, author of The Low Passions (W.W. Norton, 2019); Diana Khoi Nguyen, author of Ghost Of (Omnidawn, 2018); and, Tyler Mills, author of Hawk Parable (University of Akron Press, 2019)

Readings by Anna Maria Hong, GennaRose Nethercott, and Vu Tran

Sunday, April 21st, 2019
Readers: Anna Maria Hong, author of Age of Glass (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2018); Vu Tran, author of Dragonfish (W. W. Norton & Company, 2015); and, GennaRose Nethercott, author of The Lumberjack's Dove (Ecco Press, 2018)
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Readings by Hannah Gamble, Micah Ruelle, and Vincent Francone

Sunday, May 19th, 2019
Readers: Hannah Gamble, author of Your Invitation to a Modest Breakfast (National Poetry Series; Fence Books, 2012); Micah Ruelle, author of Failure to Merge (Finishing Line Press, 2019); and, Vincent Francone, author of The Soft Lunacy (Blue Heron Books, 2019)

Readings by Maya Marshall, Connie Voisine, and Jan-Henry Gray

Sunday, June 16th, 2019
Readers: Maya Marshall, author of Secondhand (dancing girl press, 2016); Connie Voisine, author of The Bower (University of Chicago Press, 2019); and, Jan-Henry Gray, author of Documents (BOA, 2019)

Readings by John McCarthy, Amish Trivedi, and Megan Volpert 

Sunday, July 21st, 2019
Readers: John McCarthy, author of Scared Violent Like Horses (Milkweed Editions, 2019); Amish Trivedi, author of Your Relationship to Motion Has Changed (Shearsman Books, 2019); and, Megan Volpert, author of Boss Broad (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2019)

Readings by Juan Martinez, Jeremy T. Wilson and Ola Faleti 

Sunday, August 18th, 2019
Readers: Juan Martinez, author of Best Worst American: Stories 
(Small Beer Press, 2017); Jeremy T.
Wilson, author of Adult Teeth  (Tortoise Books, 2018); and, Ola Faleti.

Readings by Douglas Kearney and Rebecca Makkai 

Sunday, September 15th, 2019
Readers: Douglas Kearney, author of Buck Studies (Fence Books, 2016) and Rebecca Makkai, author of The Great Believers  (Penguin Books, 2018).

Readings by Tara Betts, Laura Adamczyk, and James Arthur

Sunday, October 15th, 2019
Readers: Tara Betts, author of Break the Habit (Trio House Press, 2016) Laura Adamczyk, author of The Hardly Children (FSG, 2018), and James Arthur, author of The Suicide's Son (Signal Editions, 2019)

Readings by Aricka Foreman and Fred Schmalz

Sunday, November 17th, 2019
Readers: Aricka Foreman, author of Salt Body Shimmer (YesYes Books Press, 2020) and Fred Schmalz, author of Action in the Orchards (Nightboat Books, 2019)

Readings by Nami Mun, Jennifer Steele, and Kevin Coval

Sunday, December 15th, 2019
Readers: Nami Mun, author of Miles from Nowhere (Riverhead Books, 2009), Jennifer Steele, author A House in Its Hunger (Central Square Press, 2018) of and Kevin Coval, author of Everything Must Go (Haymarket Books, 2019)

Readings by Dipika Mukherjee, Barbara Monier, and William Stobb

Sunday, January 19th, 2020
Readers: Dipika Mukherjee, author of Shambala Junction (Aurora Metro Press, 2017), Barbara Monier, author of Pushing the River (Amika Press, 2018), and William Stobb, author of You Are Still Alive (42 Miles Press, 2019)

Readings by Ignatius Aloysius, Hadara Bar-Nadav, Kenyatta Rogers, Beth McDermott, and Mike Puican

Sunday, July 11th, 2021
Readers: Ignatius Aloysius, author of Fishhead: Republic of Want (Tortoise Books, 2020), Hadara Bar-Nadav, author of The New Nudity (Saturnalia, 2017), Mike Puican, author of Central Air (TriQuarterly, 2020), and Beth McDermott How to Leave a Farmhouse (Porkbelly Press, 2015)

Readings by Daniel Suárez, Molia Dumbleton, and CM Burroughs

Sunday, August, 15th, 2021
Readers: Daniel Suárez, Molia Dumbleton, and CM Burroughs, author of Master Suffering (Tupelo Press, 2021)

Readings by Becca Klaver, Ananda Lima, and Faisal Mohyuddin

Sunday, Oct 17th, 2021
Readers: Becca Klaver, author of Ready for the World (Black Lawrence Press, 2020), Ananda Lima, author of Mother/land (Black Lawrence Press, 2021), and Faisal Mohyuddin, author of The Displaced Children of Displaced Children (Eyewear Publishing, 2018)

Readings by Barrie Jean Borich, Jameka Williams, and Aviya Kushner

Sunday, November, 21st, 2021
Readers: Barrie Jean Borich, author of Apocalypse, Darling (Ohio State University Press: Mad Creek Books, 2018), Jameka Williams, and Aviya Kushner, author of Wolf Lamb Bomb (Orison Books, 2021)

Readings by Nathan Hoks, Rita Mookerjee, & Zackary Sholem Berger

Sunday, Dec 19th, 2021
Readers: Nathan Hoks, author of Nests in Air (Black Ocean Press, 2021), Zackary Sholem Berger, author of Sutzkever Essential Prose (White Goat Press, 2021), and Rita Mookerjee, author of False Offering (Jackleg Press, forthcoming 2023)

Readings by Hannah Gamble, Keli Stewart, & Andrew Wells

Sunday, January 16th, 2022


Readings by Ames Hawkins, Ruben Quesada, & Sarah A. Rae

Sunday, February 20th, 2022


Readings by Erin Adair-Hodges, Diego Baez, & Dorothy Chan

Sunday, April, 17th, 2022

Readings by J.K. Chukwu, Sophie Lucido Johnson, Amanda Moore, & Daniel Story

Sunday, May 15th, 2022

Readings by Tommye Blount, Nandi Comer, James Shea, & Dorothy Tse

Sunday, June 19th, 2022

Readings by Tara Betts, Kristiana Rae Colón, & Viola Lee with guest Don Evans for the Wherever I'm At Chicago Anthology

Sunday, July 17th, 2022

Readings by Zakiya Cowan, Rachel Galvin, & James Henry Knippen

Sunday, August 21st, 2022

Readings by Virginia Bell, C. Russell Price, & Fred, Pearl, Rose Sasaki

Sunday, September 18th, 2022

Readings by Farnaz Fatemi, Stacy Gnall, & Kathleen Rooney

Sunday, October 16th, 2022
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