We hope you had a great National Chocolate Cupcake Day. While you’re digesting all that frosting, why don’t you loosen the belt a notch and come see us on Monday night – October 19th, 7pm – at The Book Cellar. These writers will be just as sweet with only half the caloric intake.
Keith Ecker is the co-creator and executive producer of the WBEZ podcast PleasureTown. If you like audio fiction or old-time radio, visit www.pleasuretownshow.com to listen. He’s also the creator of the live lit shows Guts & Glory and Essay Fiesta. He’s excited to be back home with Willy and Karen.
Mae Rice is a Seattle native and Chicago almost-native. Her writing has appeared in The Morning News, The Hairpin, and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. In 2009, she wrote a movie review titled “What If Boogers Were Person-Sized?”
J.H. Palmer is pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago, and has performed in live lit and storytelling events in Chicago, Minneapolis, Boston, NYC, and Three Oaks, Michigan. Her hobbies include sleeping and online shopping – but not at the same time, and she has a lot of cats.
The product of nine years in San Francisco and eight years in St. Paul, Rosamund Lannin is pleasantly surprised to have lived in Chicago for over a decade. During that time, she has been an editor and contributor for Gapers Block, and performed stories around the city. By day she does something with computers, by night she co-hosts lady live lit show Miss Spoken, edits Story Club Magazine, and tries to write essays that make you feel things, or at the very least laugh.
David W. Berner is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster, author, and professor at Columbia College Chicago. His first book, Accidental Lessons won the Royal Dragonfly Grand Prize for Literature. His memoir, Any Road Will Take You There won the 2013 Book of the Year Award from the Chicago Writer’s Association for nonfiction and was short-listed for the Eric Hoffer Award. His most recent book is a collection of personal essays entitled — There’s a Hamster in the Dashboard. You also may have heard his voice regularly on the radio. He’s an anchor for WBBM radio and regularly fills in as the morning news anchor on WXRT.