Thursday, March 20, 2008

How Did I Miss This?

Columbia College, an art school located in the South Loop of Chicago, is at the tail end of their annual Story Week! In it's twelfth year, Story Week involves a number of writers, educators, and performers holding events in venues throughout Chicago. This year literary fans across the city had their pick of listening to readings from Junot Diaz ("the first Dominican-born man to become a major writer in the US" according to his bio), ZZ Packer, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, and others as well as educational panels on publishing and writing. This evening's event sounds like its going to be a lot of fun (plus it's free and open to the public... what's not to love?):

Literary Rock & Roll

Readings by Junot Diaz, The Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao; ZZ Packer, from her novel-in-progress, The Thousands; Colin Channer, The Girl with the Golden Shoes; performance artist Hillary Carlip, author, A la Cart: The Secret Lives of Grocery Shoppers. Music by Mucca Pazza, a 30-piece "circus punk" marching band. Book signings to follow; all ages welcome. Metro, 3830 N. Clark, Chicago

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