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

May
16
7:00 pm

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

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Quimby’s Welcomes The Barf Zine Tour Brings a One-Woman Play and To-The-Point Readings on Food, Bodies and Eating Disorders 4/22

Apr
22
7:00 pm

barfzineThe Barf Zine is making its way across the Midwest bringing you rarely discussed blunt analysis, and personal anecdotes about body image, food, eating disorders, and radical identities!
For far too long activists, communists, anarchists, feminists, and queers have turned a blind eye to issues of body dysphoria, fatphobia, and eating disorders. Our insistence that these problems exist only in the normative culture silences the very real comrades, friends, lovers in our community who struggle daily.
Come listen to personal narratives from people in these diverse communities that are tired of being quiet. We are speaking out, and we want you to listen!
As an extra special treat, the Barf Zine Tour is pleased to welcome zine contributor Gus Allis and her short, one woman play entitled “I Thought Fat Girls Were Supposed to be Funny?” along for the ride. Through an intense, darkly funny, brutal monologue, Allis addresses the audience and forces them to examine the effects of fatphobia on one woman’s life.
For more info: katepleuss(at)gmail(dot)com // thebarfzinetour.tumblr.com

4/22/14 7pm at Quimby’s Bookstore, 1854 W. North Ave, Chill 60622

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Anya Davidson Reads and Signs School Spirits 11/12

Nov ’13
12
7:00 pm

schoolspiritsSchool Spirits is Anya Davidson‘s idiosyncratic and captivating debut full-length graphic novel. It is the story of Oola, a high school student with an unusual connection to the supernatural. Comprised of four chapters, each deploying a different narrative technique, School Spirits is at once funny, sexy, mystical and, above all, utterly readable. Davidson’s crisp cartooning style makes even the strangest occurrences somehow seem plausible. This publication is sure to appeal to Davidson’s existing extensive underground following, as well as to fans of the farther reaches of contemporary graphic fiction.

Anya Davidson is a cartoonist and musician based in Chicago. She is the author of numerous zines and was a member of the acclaimed band Coughs. More info at anyadavidson.blogspot.com.

School Spirits
Hardcover, 152 pages PictureBox, $19.95
For more info: dan(at)pictureboxinc(dot)com

Quimby’s gift to you, in honor of our own holiday, Quimbas at this event: Take a nibble of a free Krampus Candy Cane.  But don’t gobble too quickly, little fellow. There’s a special Krampus mystery missive wrapped on that sweet treat.

ellie june navidson Reads From Spider Teeth With AJ Durand and KOKOMO

Oct ’13
10
7:00 pm

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In ellie june navidson’s new zine Spider Teeth, she attempts to encompass the complicated emotionality surrounding her recent surgery, “the surgery.” It’s a messy and gorgeous work that she couldn’t be more excited to share. The opening will feature performances by several trans women/goddesses. Face it, she says, we’re absolutely everything, come celebrate with us.

ellie june navidson is your everyday subversive tranny faggot. She is a blogger, poet, workshop facilitator, dressmaker, and all around crafty radical. Much of her work explores gender, normativity, radical visibility, and self-awareness. She works to incorporate vulnerability and non-violence into her life while striving for social justice. She’s all about empowerment, brave honesty, and growth. She is perparing to release her fabulous new zine, Spider Teeth, that encapsulates all the complicated emotionality surrounding “The Surgery.” Some essays and contact information can be found at her personal blog can be found at invisiblyqueer.tumblr.com.

She will be accompanied by AJ Durand and KOKOMO.

For more info: ellie(dot)june(dot)navidson(at)gmail(dot)com

Thursday, October 10th, 7pm – Free Event

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Laydeez Do Comics September Edition: Rachel Foss and MK Czerwiec aka Comic Nurse 9/26

Sep ’13
26
7:00 pm

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Laydeez do Comics is a unique salon with a focus on graphic works based on life narrative, the drama of the domestic, and the everyday. Invited guest speakers have 10-20 minute slots to present works/ideas followed by a Q&A. Launched in London in July 2009, the group has now expanded to other cities, including Chicago. Quimby’s hosts the Chicago chapter and it is usually the last Thursday of every month.

September’s guests:

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Rachel Foss is a happy cartoonist drawing sad stories for real people everywhere.  Originally from Grand Rapids, MI, she moved to Chicago after spending a year with the Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont.  Her new comic, the Wandering Fox, a historical drama based on her family history, will debut October 1, 2013. She writes: ”

I was raised in the general area of (infamous) Flint, MI, where I watched a lot of Nickelodeon and read every Goosebumps book released prior to 1996.However, Flint sucked, so I left as soon as possible.  I went to school and studied film and design.  I graduated realizing that I didn’t really want to do either of those things. I moved to Grand Rapids and did nothing for a really long time.  THEN in 2009, thanks to some amazing people, i discovered Comics/Graphic Novels/Cartooning.  For many reasons, including this, I consider Grand Rapids, MI my true home.

In 2011 I moved to White River Junction, VT (or more fondly TOON TOWN, VT) after I was accepted into the Center for Cartoon Studies Master’s Program.I now live in Chicago where everything is awesome, especially me.

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For more info:
thingsiveseenandheard.wordpress.com
rachelftfoss.wix.com/wanderingfox

MK Czerwiec aka Comic Nurse presents on “Comics, Laydeez, and the Movies,” with a surprise announcement at the end!

 

 

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