Come to The Book Cellar on Monday, June 16th, at 7pm and introduce your hungover dad to this lineup. They’ll charm the heck out of him:
J.H. Palmer co-produces the monthly live lit series That’s All She Wrote, which takes place on the second Sunday of the month at The Savoy, and is pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago. She has performed in live lit and storytelling events in Chicago, Minneapolis, Boston, NYC, and Michigan.
Andrew Jorczak is a writer, actor, and web developer. In December, he released a chrome extension that would transform any webpage into Christmas, Christmasfy, which had over 1,500 downloads mostly from Greece and Russia for some reason. He has worked with the Neo-Futurists, Chicago Dramatists, City Lit, the Den Theatre, and many others.
Since 2002, Claire Zulkey has run the blog Zulkey.com, which has been mentioned in the New York Times, the New Yorker and by Anderson Cooper himself. Claire is also a freelance writer, and the author of AN OFF YEAR, published by Dutton in 2009, which was nominated as one of the ALA’s 2010 Best Books for Young Adults. She runs the literary humor reading series Funny Ha-Ha, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary with a big reunion show on September 19. By day she writes for the University of Chicago which is also cool.
An attorney and award-winning journalist, Randy Richardson was a founding member and first president of the Chicago Writers Association. His essays have been published in the anthologies Chicken Soup for the Father and Son Soul, Humor for a Boomer’s Heart, and Cubbie Blues: 100 Years of Waiting Till Next Year, as well as in numerous print and online journals and magazines. He is the author of two novels, Cheeseland and Lost in the Ivy, both from Eckhartz Press.
Samantha Irby writes a blog called bitches gotta eat. It is about tacos, hot dudes, diarrhea, and jams. She is the author of the book of essays Meaty, which was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. She has been profiled in the Chicago Tribune and the Sun-Times, and her work has appeared on The Rumpus and Jezebel. She is also the co-host of Guts and Glory, a monthly live lit show featuring bold, badass stories and storytellers.