Painting of Bozo's Circus
Painting of Bozo's Circus
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Friday, December 7, 2018
7-10 p.m.
Old Town, Chicago, IL

Private Book Party: Old Town

My old, dear friend Nora Duff is putting together a party to celebrate the publication of my story collection. There will be drinks and some food. I'll probably read a slice of a story. I'm looking forward to this; should be an entertaining evening. 

Thursday, December 13, 2018
7-10 p.m.
Downers Grove
Private Residence

Private House Party: Downers Grove

My old friend Sasha Pravdic offered to host a private book party at her beautiful Downers Grove home. We're still working out details, but I'll try to invite friends and family conveniently located to DG. 

Sunday, December 16, 2018
6-8:30 p.m.

Great Chicago Books Club: Nate Marshall’s Wild Hundreds

Our last 2018 installment of our fundraising author event features a recent poetry collection that is already a Chicago classic. Nate Marshall will be the honred guest as we discuss Wild Hundreds, a book that explores the rapper and breakbeat artist's far South Side terrain between 100th and 130th Streets. The event will be held in a private home; we'll provide the location if you inquire or register. The first half of the evening is a cocktail party; in the second half, I'll lead a discussion of Nate's career and book. Registration fee is $40. The money raised supports the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame's other programming, including free events like exhibits, lifetime achievement ceremonies, and youth workshops. 

7-10 p.m. 
Oak Park, IL

Private Book Party: Oak Park

Marium Baker offered her support for the new short story collection, for which I'm extremely grateful. This will give me us a chance to invite some Oak Park friends and neighbors who might not have a chance to make it to other events. Marium is a fantastic host; this will be a fun night. 

Saturday, December 22, 2018
3-5 p.m.
Pitchfork Food & Saloon
2922 W. Irving Park Rd.
Chicago, IL 60618

Eckhartz Press: Holiday Author Fair

A host of Eckhartz Press authors, including Richard Reeder, Randy Richardson, and Becky Sarwate, will be haning out on the eve of Christmas eve. Me, too. Our books will be available for sale, especially for those of you trying to finish your last-minute shopping. Lots of good books. 

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