Saturday March 13th 2PM
Join us in celebrating the publication of the literary magazines, Pigeon & Bluewith readings from contributing authors: Joe Meno, Deb Lewis, Amanda Snyder. Elizabeth Yokas, Chris Maul Rice & Antonia Logue
Pigeon is a literary journal featuring fiction, essays, poetry, and nonfiction. Its mission is to provide a forum for writers to showcase their excellent work, and to discover who’s out there writing what. It has no themes, no topics, no word count. This no-restrictions format allows Pigeon to fill its pages with a wide range of work and a wealth of voices.
Blue is dedicated to publishing works by, for, and about the working class. It fills an unnecessary void in the publishing world – championing voices and subject matter that is often overlooked in the literary mainstream.
Joe Meno’s two novels are Tender as Hellfire and How the Hula Girl Sings. His third novel, Hairstyles of the Damned will be released this summer through Punk Planet books. He teaches creative writing at Columbia College Chicago.
Deb Lewis earned her MFA in Creative Writing at Columbia College and holds a Director’s Certificate from the Story Workshop Institute. Her writing has appeared in Dyversity, International Drummer, Bad Attitude, Sleepwalk, and many other publications. She teaches in the Fiction Writing Department at Columbia College Chicago and has recently finished a novel.
Amanda Snyder is a graduate student in the Fiction Writing Department at Columbia College Chicago and also a freelance writer for metromix.com. Her work has appeared in Blue, Hair Trigger, and GenX Webzine.
Elizabeth Yokas is an adjunct faculty member in the Fiction Writing Department at Columbia College Chicago, and a graduate of its MFA program. Her work has appeared in Sleepwalk, Hair Trigger 17-19, Glasshouse, the Tap and many others.
Chris Maul Rice’s short stories have appeared in Hair Trigger and Emergence. Her feature stories appear regularly in Chicago Tribune’s Health and Family section and Gravity magazine. She wrote for Detroit’s MetroTimes newspaper and MetroParent magazine, where one of her articles prompted a Justice Department investigation.
Antonia Logue published her first novel, Shadow-Box at the age of twenty-six. The book won the Irish Times Literature Prize and placed her on the London Observer’s Twenty-One Writers for the Twenty-First Century list. Born in County Derry, Ireland and educated at Trinity College in Dublin, she has been a freelance journalist and literary critic for such publications as the Guardian, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the Irish Times, and more. She currently teaches in the Fiction Writing Department at Columbia College Chicago.
More info can be found at www.pigeonmagazine.com