Sunday Salon Chicago Prose Reading with Professor Barrie Jean Borich!

This month DePaul’s own MAWP associate professor Barrie Jean Borich will be reading at Sunday Salon!

Sunday Salon is a prose reading series hosted the last Sunday of every month that serves up the Windy City’s tastiest prose. This month Salon takes place September 27 at 7 PM at the Riverview Tavern, 1958 W. Roscoe Street in the Roscoe and Damen Room. Authors on tap to read include Bayo Ojikutu, Lynn Sloan, Garnett Kilberg Cohen, and our very own, very talented Barrie Jean Borich!

About the authors:

Bayo Ojikutu’s critically-acclaimed first novel, 47th Street Black (2003), received both the Washington Prize for Fiction and the Great American Book Award. His second novel, Free Burning (RH/Crown – 2006), has been called “Gritty lyrical [and]intense,” by Kirkus Book Review, “the most foreboding love letter the city [Chicago] has ever received” (Tim Lowery- Timeout Chicago), & “a searing portrayal of one of the shameful realities within an oft unjust society” (Denolyn Carrol – Black Issues Book Review). Ojikutu’s fiction has appeared in the various anthologies, magazines and collections. The author and his family currently live in the Chicagoland area.

Lynn Sloan’s debut novel, Principles of Navigation, was published by Fomite in February 2015. In her first career Lynn worked as a fine art photographer. Her images have been exhibited nationally and internationally, and she taught in the graduate and undergraduate photography programs of Columbia College Chicago. Writing about the visual arts for publications, such as Afterimage, Art Week, and Exposure, led to writing fiction. Her short fiction has appeared in numerous journals, including Ascent, American Literary Review, BLOOM, Connecticut Review, Inkwell, The Literary Review, Monkeybicycle, Puerto del Sol, The Briar Cliff Review, American Fiction Volume 13, and Sou’wester. Her stories have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and been finalists for the Dana Award, the Katherine Anne Porter prize, and the Faulkner-Wisdom Competition. She lives in Evanston, Illinois.

Garnett Kilberg Cohen has published three collections of short stories, Lost Women, Banished Souls (U of Missouri Press), How We Move the Air (Mayapple Press), and, most recently, Swarm to Glory,  published by Wiseblood Books in September 2014. Some of her awards include a Notable Essay Citation from Best American Essays (2011), the Crazyhorse National Fiction Prize (2004); and four awards from the Illinois Council of the Arts, including a 2001 IAC Individual Artist’s Fellowship for prose. Her essays, poems and short stories have appeared in many publications, including American Fiction, Ontario Review, TriQuarterly, The Antioch review, Brevity, The Rumpus, The Gettysburg Review and many others. She has also published a chapbook of poetry, Passion Tour(Finishing Line Press) and poetry in two anthologies. She has served as an editor on several literary magazines, most recently as Guest Nonfiction Editor at Fifth Wednesday, and will co-edit the Columbia College Chicago Creative Writing Department’s new nonfiction journal, Punctuate. She is a professor at Columbia where she has taught for over 20 years.

Barrie Jean Borich is the author of Body Geographic(University of Nebraska Press/American Lives Series), winner of a Lambda Literary Award in Memoir and an IPPY (Independent Publisher Book Award) Gold Medal in Essay/Creative Nonfiction. Her previous book, My Lesbian Husband (Graywolf), won the ALA Stonewall Book Award. Her work has been cited in Best American Essays and Best American Non-Required Reading and she’s currently working on a book-length essay about repurposed industrial landscapes, urban joy, and riding her bicycle on the mean streets of Chicago. Borich was the first creative nonfiction editor of Hamline University’s Water~Stone Review and is currently a member of the creative writing faculty of the English Department/MA in Writing & Publishing Program at Chicago’s DePaul University, where she’s developing Slag Glass City, a creative nonfiction and new media journal focused on sustainability, identity and the arts in urban environments. Borich earned her MFA from the Rainier Writing Workshop and lives now with her spouse Linnea, a few blocks from Lake Michigan, in the Boystown neighborhood of Chicago, which was recently voted the most “incomparable” gayborhood in the world.

THIS EXCELLENT EVENT IS FREE!

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