The Humboldt Hump Reading Series
Summer 2019: Ariel and Alligators
1007 N. California Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
Thursday, August 15th; Doors at 7:30 pm
Come hear the mermaids singing, each to each. We will sing and/or read to you if you join us at Space Oddities to celebrate the start of the end of the summer.
Jessica Baer received their MFA from Brown University in 2017. They have a chapbook called Holodeck One (Magic Helicopter Press, 2017), and their work has been featured in journals such as Pinwheel, Prelude Mag, and Bone Bouquet. They live in Chicago and they love horses.
Daniela Olszewksa is the author of several books of poetry and short fictions. She was born in Poland and received her MFA in Alabama, but she self-identifies as a Chicagoan.
Eddy Ozoma is a Nigerian-American from Alaska living in Chicago. He received an MFA in fiction from the Bennington Writing Seminars, and now he's a bookseller paying off his student loans. He misses the mountains and the stars, but loves the city. He writes.
Becky Wills is a member of the Poems While You Wait collective. She edits for DiningOut magazine, a Chicago-food journal. Her writing has appeared in Gigantic Sequins and While You Were Waiting.
Human-Ghost Hybrid Project, a book I co-wrote with Carol Guess, is on sale for $6.95 over at Black Lawrence Press' website. Sale goes from 1/21 - 1/27.
I have some work in Like a Fat Gold Watch: Meditations on Sylvia Plath and Living (ed. Christine Hamm). You can order it here.
Carol Guess and I have poems in They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing. Pre-order from SPD here.
I am very pleased that "Listeners," a piece of short fiction/excerpt from my novel-in-progress, has been published in the latest issue of Dream Pop. Check out the entire issue here.
Stacey Balkun has written a lovely review and cento of Human-Ghost Hybrid Project. Check it out on The Bind.
I'll be writing customized poems with Poems While You Wait at HoliDose on December, 10th from 1:30-5:00 PM.
It's a holiday miracle! It's a polar vor-text! It's RUI x WR as the Wit Rabbit reading series invades the Sheffield's Smoker Room for a special crossover episode. (Barbecued rabbit jokes will not be tolerated.)
December's theme is "Wit Christmas," and we're dreaming of Wit Rabbit hosts Sara Wainscott and Sarah Meltzer reading with WR luminaries Amanda Marbais and Daniela Czarny. Come early if you want a seat by the fire.
RUI features readings of original short stories plus short-short excerpts of published work related to a theme of the month with trivia contests where you can win books and other prizes. We're in the Smoker Room Bar room off the courtyard patio at Sheffield's, 3258 N. Sheffield Ave. Grab a seat and a bite to eat at 7 pm; readings start at 7:30. There is a $3 cover. 21+