Sep ’07
7:30 pm

RAGAD presents INTERSECTIONS: A READING FROM THE STREETS. Join local authors for a night of readings, both fictive and non, based on Chicago street intersections and locales. Come listen and see how the roads you travel inspire other. This event doubles as a release party for RAGAD # 4, which features a short called “The Landing” by Paul Silverman. This event is free. Copies of RAGAD’s new issue as well as back issues will be available. With readings by Pete Coco (editor of Please Don’t), Scott Stealy (editor of Please Don’t), Ben Tanzer (author of Lucky Man), CT Ballentine, and RAGAD editor Nick Ostdick. Fun for all!

Ben Tanzer’s debut novel Lucky Man was published by Manx Media this past spring – www.manxmedia.com/luckyman.htm. You can check out his blog “This Blog Will Change Your Life

Pete Coco’s writing has appeared in The Madison Review, The 2ndhand, Econoculture, American Book Review, as a Featherproof Mini-Book and is forthcoming in Barrelhouse and Other Voices. He holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is a founding editor of the forthcoming literary website, Please Don’t.

Scott Stealey has a mini-book out from Featherproof Books and is co-editor of the upcoming webzine Please Don’t, at please-dont.com .

CT Ballentine lives and writes in Chicago. He is the audio editor at www.the2ndhand.com

Nick Ostdick is the editor/publisher of RAGAD. His writing has appeared in Word Riot, THE2NDHAND, VerbSap, Identity Theory, Wandering Army, and others, and is forthcoming in Letter X. Visit him online at www.inthenickoftime.wordpress.com