Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Join Us for a Special Literary Engagement with LWN Members

And help raise funds for our next "Best Of" 10,000 Tons of Black Ink print edition

Friday, November 5, 2010
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
$3 suggested donation

The Book Cellar

4736-38 N. Lincoln Ave

This special evening will include several readings by Literary Writer’s Network members, and a silent auction offering many great prizes.

Journalist and Essayist, Kate Hawley, will read an excerpt from her novel in progress, The Bride of Arlempdes. The book weaves together the stories of two families, a 19th-century peasant couple trying to marry off their unusual daughter, and a contemporary family struggling with an unhappy marriage. Kate is a freelance writer who has been published in the Chicago Reader, the Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, Travel+Leisure Family Magazine and elsewhere.

Northwestern graduate, Willy Nast, will read his short story "Surfing." Stuck in Lily Lake, Illinois, with his pregnant girlfriend, Craig couldn't be farther from surfable conditions. Outside of writing, Willy’s three greatest loves are hockey, boxing, and his retired greyhound Elmo. He is currently working on a book about his hometown of Aurora, Illinois and blogs about writing, although not as nearly as frequently as he should, at www.trustmeimawriter.blogspot.com. Willy studied creative non-fiction at Northwestern University.

Goddard College MFA graduate Kathleen Cecilia Nesbitt, will read an excerpt from her novel Sentencing Silence. In this excerpt, a young newlywed discovers her husband and his friends have ideas that send her reeling. Other excerpts have been published in 20lbs of Headlights and on BigCityLit.com. Her short fiction, prose poetry, and poetry have appeared in Whiskey Island Magazine, No Exit, Clockworks, and Hair Trigger.

Great Books Foundation Editorial Associate Lindsay Tigue, will read her short story "With Love From All of Us." Two sisters navigate loss against the backdrop of a national media event. Lindsay is a marketing and editorial associate at the Great Books Foundation and manages its quarterly magazine, The Common Review. Her fiction has appeared in Monkeybicycle and the Vermont Literary Review. She blogs about short story collections at www.iheartshortstories.com.

Author Sue Fox will read from Little Women of Baghlan, a creative non-fiction account of a Peace Corps volunteer that lived and worked for two years in Afghanistan. Sue has worked as a Registered Nurse, a technical writer and a flight attendant. She plays clarinet in several community ensembles and founded a school-based mentoring program.

Check back for details about the many great prizes offered during our silent auction.

All proceeds will go towards the next print publication of 10,000 Tons of Black Ink, which features the strongest pieces published online at www.10ktobi.org.