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Yuriy Tarnawsky Reads from The Placebo Effect Trilogy with Eckhard Gerdes 5/16

tarnawskyIn Ukrainian-American novelist Yuriy Tarnawsky’s new trilogy The Placebo Effect (JEF Books), the themes of alienation, abandonment, and fear of death, developed in Like Blood in Water and elaborated in The Future of Giraffes, respectively the first and second book of The Placebo Effect Trilogy, are picked up in the third book, View of Delft, and are given a new treatment.

Yuriy Tarnawsky has authored more than two dozen books of poetry, fiction, drama, essays, and translations.  He is one of the founding members of the New York Group, a Ukrainian émigré avant-garde group of writers, and cofounder and co-editor of the journal Novi Poeziyi (New Poetry; 1959–1972). He writes fiction, poetry, plays, translations, and criticism in both Ukrainian and English. His works have been translated into French, German, Hebrew, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, and Russian. An engineer and linguist by training, he has worked as a computer scientist at IBM Corporation and professor of Ukrainian literature and culture at Columbia University. He writes in Ukrainian and English and resides in the New York City area. His other English-language books include the books of fiction Meningitis, Three Blondes and Death, Like Blood in Water (all FC2), and Short Tails (JEF Books), as well as the play Not Medea (JEF).

Tarnawsky takes risks most writers wouldn't dream of.  Just when you think you're on familiar ground, the earth begins to shake.  His writing rocks! —Derek Pell

Novelist and poet Eckhard Gerdes will also be  reading from some of his recent work.

Fri, May 16th, 7 pm – Free Event

For more info: egerdes(at)experimentalfiction(dot)com

To find this event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/262105330638172/

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Off-Site: Prom 9 From Outer Space: an intergalactic fundraiser to benefit 826CHI

Quimby's is proud to co-sponsor Prom 9 From Outer Space: an intergalactic fundraiser to benefit 826CHI What: Open bar, DJ, silent auction, raffle, DANCING When: Saturday, April 26, 8pm-midnight Where: St. Vincent de Paul Center at 2145 N Halsted St (NOT at Quimby's) Tickets: www.826chi.org/prom9 Attendees will forgo ill-fitting rental tuxes and bustling taffeta for all manner of tin-foiled, corsetted, ray-gunned getups sure to impress the creature on their arm. Come dressed in your …

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New Stuff This Week

  New York Postcards Box Set by Adrian Tomine (D+Q) $14.95 - 30 illustrations from the pages of the New Yorker and beyond. Zines & Zine-Related So As Not to Suicide - A Survival Manual $2.00 - Suffer from anxiety? This might help you. Bookstores and Baseball 6th Inning $6.00 I'm Really Really Scared - On Social Anxiety by Sylvia $1.00 You Must Always Have a Secret Plan (Little Tricycle Red Guide) $3.00 - Thoughtful and beuaitful one pager, folds out so you can hang it, if …

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off-site: CAKE FRAME 2: Live Art Auction and Brain Frame Comics Performance Event to Benefit CAKE 4/20

Sun, April 20 at the Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219 S Morgan Street, Chicago IL 60608 (NOT at Quimby's) Doors at 6pm, show at 7pm $5 - $20 sliding scale entry For the second year running, the performative comics reading series Brain Frame is teaming up with the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) to host the CAKE Frame fundraiser, an evening of comics readings and a live art auction. Cake Frame 2 is All proceeds go to benefit CAKE, the weekend-long celebration of independent comics …

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New Stuff This Week

The Greatest Most Traveling Circus by Jonas $10.00 - A new book from Jonas of "Cheer the Eff Up" zine! It's is an anthology of stories about vampires and superheroes, gypsy curses, giant killer robots, psychics, love potions, bar fights over stolen angel wings, imaginary monsters, magical traveling pants and the devil as a red-headed con man. But it’s also a novel about overcoming depression, struggling with suicide, handling loss, and trying to find meaning in a world where the supernatural …

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