Indie Press Night with Emergency Press, Other Voices + more
05/23/2010 5:00 pm
05/23/2010 6:30 pm
Featuring readings from:
GINA FRANGELLO, author of the collection SLUT LULLABIES (Emergency Press 2010)
Bio: Gina Frangello is the author of the short story collection Slut Lullabies and the novel My Sister’s Continent (Chiasmus 2006), as well as the editor of the anthology Falling Backwards: Stories of Fathers and Daughters (Hourglass Books 2004). Currently the Executive Editor of the fiction-focused independent publisher Other Voices Books, she co-founded the press in 2005 out of the longstanding literary magazine Other Voices, where she served as the editor from 1997-2007. Gina is also the Editor of the Fiction Section at The Nervous Breakdown and was the Faculty Supervisor at Northwestern University for the inaugural issue of TriQuarterly Online. She has taught for many years in the Fiction Writing Department of Columbia College-Chicago, has contributed book reviews and freelance journalism to the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Reader, the Huffington
Post, and elsewhere, and her short fiction has been published widely in journals and anthologies including StoryQuarterly, Prairie Schooner, Homewrecker: An Adultery Journal (Soft Skull), and Five Chapters. She can be found online at www.ginafrangello.com
SHYA SCANLON, author of the book of poems IN THIS ALONE IMPULSE (Noemi Press 2010)
Bio: Shya Scanlon's poetry collection, In This Alone Impulse, was published by Noemi Press in January. His novel, Forecast, will be published by Flatmancrooked in the fall. He is a fiction editor at The Nervous Breakdown. More info: www.noemipress.org/scanlon EMMA STRAUB, author of FLY-OVER STATE (Flatmancrooked 2009)
Bio: Emma Straub's novella, Fly-Over State, was published by Flatmancrooked. Her short fiction has appeared in Juked, Barrelhouse, The Saint Ann's Review,
Gargoyle, and many other journals. She is the co-editor of Avery: An Anthology of New Fiction, as well as the Read page of the Dossier Journal website. If you buy her book, she will write you a love letter. More information can be found at www.emmastraub.net.
ZOE ZOLBROD, author of the novel CURRENCY (Other Voices Books)
Bio: A long time ago, Zoe Zolbrod took a solo backpacking trip around Southeast Asia, and when she got back, she started writing about it. Related short
stories and nonfiction have appeared in places like The Chicago Reader, Fish Stories Collectives, and Maxine, a zine she co-founded in the 1990s. CURRENCY, her first novel, has been in the works since back then, too. She's currently a senior editor for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and lives in Evanston, IL, with her two kids and her husband, the artist Mark DeBernardi. See more at: zoezolbrod.com
All this and the lovely Jami Attenberg will be on hand for introductions!