Stephanie Kuehnert at Quimby’s!

Aug ’08
7:00 pm

The Literary Writer’s Network presents a reading for debut novelist , reading from her book I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone. A Q&A and book signing will follow the reading.

STEPHANIE KUEHNERT got her start writing bad poetry about unrequited love and razor blades in eighth grade. In high school, she discovered punk rock and produced several D.I.Y. feminist zines. Stephanie received her MFA in creative writing from Columbia College Chicago. She currently resides in Forest Park, IL. This novel is her first. Visit her website at

I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone is a raw, edgy, emotional novel about growing up punk and living to tell.

The Clash. Social Distortion. Dead Kennedys. Patti Smith. The Ramones.
Punk rock is in Emily Black’s blood. Her mother, Louisa, hit the road to follow the incendiary music scene when Emily was four months old and never came back.

Now Emily’s all grown up with a punk band of her own, determined to find the tune that will bring her mother home. Because if Louisa really is following the music, shouldn’t it lead her right back to Emily?

About the Literary Writer’s Network:
LWN is an organization dedicated to literary excellence through the advancement and promotion of emerging and creative non-fiction writers. LWN seeks to help writers understand the literary publishing landscape, offers them a community with other writers and provides them with opportunities to further develop and refine their artistry.  LWN is dedicated specifically to the art of literary prose and offers a bimonthly writing groups and quarterly reading series. We also publish the literary magazine 10,000 Tons of Black Ink that strives to give new and burgeoning literary artists a forum for quality publication.