Saturday, October 16, 2010

EVENT: Tue, Oct 19th: Criminal Class Press Reading

Tuesday, October 19th, 7pm
Brickbat Books

Lex Sonne
Sam Allingham
Bill Hillmann
Michael McCarry
Behnam Riahi
Gint Aras

Bill Hillmann

founder and Host of The Windy City Story Slam, which
has performed nationally and internationally as well as received
international acclaim from the press. He was co-director of
Fusion Project, an international art promotion company working
in Chicago and Mexico City from 2005-2007 and was named #42 on
New City’s Lit Top 50, 2009. Excerpts from Hillmann's novel in
progress have appeared at FoggedClarity and in the Cubbie Blues
Anthology as well as broadcast on Resonance FM in London. He was
also chosen and honored by Irvine Welsh to read from the novel
alongside Stephanie Keunert at the Metro's Read Against the
Recession. His poetry has appeared in Make Magazine. Two of his
plays were selected to be staged as part of Columbia College’s
Story Week. Hillman is currently a MFA candidate at Columbia
College in Chicago.

Gint Aras

(Karolis Gintaras Žukauskas) was born in Cicero,
Illinois to Lithuanian immigrants displaced by WWII. He earned
his MFA from Columbia University and now teaches English and
Humanities at Morton College. He is the author of a novel
Finding the Moon in Sugar.

Lex Sonne

Lex Sonne grew up in central Kentucky. His fiction has appeared
in Night Train, New Madrid, Ghost Factory, and Hair Trigger. A
book of his short stories will be published by Lark Sparrow
Press in 2010. He is the Co-Founder and Editor of the literary
magazine Somnambulist Quarterly and taught writing at Truman
College in Chicago.

Behnam Riahi
published in various local zines: Unbreakable, Chi-
Tea, River Currents, is an emerging writer who has performed at
Windy City Story Slam and winner of the Columbia College Alumni
Scholarship, Herman Conaway Award, David Rubin Award, and
Diversity Award. He is currently a student at Columbia College

Sam Allingham

"His moral code is firm, but compassionate. In his spare time he writes fiction about his small-town hometown and his friends, all of whom moved..." -Kelly Writer's House

Michael McCarry
Winner of Best Storyteller and Audience
Favorite awards at the 2nd Annual Inter-City Story Slam: Philly
vs. DC.

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