March 15, 2009

AROUND TOWN: Story Week gets underway

A wonderful kick-off today to Story Week, the annual festival of edgy writers and edgy writing organized by the Columbia College Chicago Fiction Writing Department. The writer, teacher and filmmaker Jotham Burrello and I attended tonight's reception and readings at Martyrs', which also was part of 2nd Story's regular performance series blending storytelling and music. Sam Weller and Megan Stielstra hosted. The writers Doug Whippo, Deb R. Lewis, CP Chang and Molly Each read from their work, accompanied by the band Seeking Wonderland. The event was an impressive evening of Chicago-style writing: gritty, honest and big-shouldered.


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