High-performance prose readings by Tim W. Brown, author of Walking Man, and Paul McComas, author of Planet of the Dates.
Tim W. Brown is the author of two published novels, Deconstruction Acres (1997) and Left of the Loop (2001). His novel Walking Man is forthcoming in 2008. Brown’s fiction, poetry and nonfiction have appeared in over two hundred publications, including Slipstream, Chelsea, Pleiades, Another Chicago Magazine, The Ledge, Storyhead, Rockford Review, Bridge, Oyez Review, American Book Review, The Bloomsbury Review, RE:AL, Chiron Review, Rain Taxi, Small Press Review, Main Street Rag and New Observations. He currently serves on the executive council of the New York Center for Independent Publishing, and he is a member of the National Book Critics Circle.
A long-time resident of Chicago, where he was a fixture in that city’s literary scene as a literary performer and publisher of the poetry zine Tomorrow (1982-1999), Brown moved to New York in 2003.
Paul McComas was born and raised in Milwaukee. He received his BA in English at Lawrence Univ. in Appleton, WI, and his MA in Film at Northwestern Univ. His short fiction has appeared in numerous literary magazines, and he is the author of two critically acclaimed books: a novel, Unplugged (2002, John Daniel & Co.), and a short story collection, Twenty Questions (1998, Daniel & Daniel), now in its third printing. Paul’s comedic coming-of-age novel, Planet of the Dates, will be published in February 2008 by prestigious New York-based indie publisher The Permanent Press.
Since 1987, Paul has presented his performance art and monologues at more than 70 theaters and other venues nationwide, including the Bowery Poetry Club in New York City (2004), Chicago’s Around the Coyote Fall Arts Festival (1998, 2003 [receiving the Chicago Reader’s “Critic’s Choice” in 2003]) and N.A.M.E. Gallery (1988, 1996), and twice at the International Performance Art Festival (1990, 1996). He lives in Evanston, Illinois.
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