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after-words books Upcoming events
by bdvorkin


Upcomingevents at after-words:

TheAWP conference, in town and we are host to several events thatwill tie in or add to all the literary goodness….join us for some wine, snacks, and inspiration.

Wednesday, February 29th from 6-8pm Local author David David Katzman(that’s right, two Davids) will be here to read and sign copies of hisbook.  His second novel, A Greater Monster, is a groundbreakingmultimedia work that includes 65 pages of illustrations, numerous graphicdesign elements, visual text poetry, and links to two websites - one of whichfeatures original music composed to mirror events in the book and anotherfeaturing an animated sequence.  

Thursday, March 1, 2012 from 6:15-8:15 pm we’vegot a group reading: How I Learned toStop Worrying and Love the Web sponsored by Drunken Boat, Memorious,, Blackbird, and Midway Journal. Come hear authors MichaelMartone, Randall Brown, Kent Shaw, Margaret Luongo, Nicky Beer, Erica Dawson,Caki Wilkinson, Daniel Nester, Sibyl Baker, Michelle Chan Brown, and ShiraDentz.

Friday, March 2nd from 8-10 pm we’ll behosting another group reading starring the Bread Loaf Waiters.  Ten poets and fiction writers from all over thecountry will be here and reading from their latest work.  Dara Barnat, Greg Brown, Jennine CapóCrucet, Reese Okyong Kwon, Jane Lin, Peter Mountford, RogerReeves, Giuseppe Taurino, Ross White,  and Alexi Zentner are Bread LoafWaiters or “work study scholars”who received one of the most coveted scholarships to the Bread LoafConference. These promising writers earned their keep by serving three meals aday to the paying guests.

Thursday,March 29th from 6:30-8:30 pm we’ll host a reading and signing for The Icon Thief by local author andfirst-time novelist, Alec Nevala-Lee.  Nevala-Lee’s cerebral, exciting debutproves there’s plenty of life left in the Da Vinci Code–style thriller. When asmall painting of a headless woman by surrealist painter Marcel Duchamp comesup for auction at Sotheby’s in New York, Maddy Blume, who works for an artinvestment company, bids on the painting, but she loses out at $11 million to abidder representing a Russian oligarch. A number of disparate elements involvea conspiracy that Maddy and Englishman Alan Powell of the Serious OrganizedCrime Agency must unravel as they investigate a series of mysterious killings.Taken from Publishers Weekly StarredReview

Monday, April 23rd,2012 - World Book Night. WorldBook Night is an annual celebration designed to spread a love of reading andbooks. It will see tens of thousands of people go out into their communities tospread the joy and love of reading by giving out free World BookNight special edition paperbacks to inspire new readers.  These books can be donated to anyone withinterest in your neighborhood – schools, hospitals, or people on the street.

You will be able to sign up online and pick up yourpaperbacks here at our store.  Prior toWorld Book Night we’ll be having an event to thank anyone who chooses toparticipate.  More information will beforthcoming as we get closer to April.  Tosign up and to get more information about World Book Night, including thetitles you can choose from, you can visit their website:

If you have any questions about any of our events pleasecall or email us: 312-464-1110 bdvorkin@aol.comor you can open the attachments to see a full press release on each event.

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