THE2NDHAND presents an evening of readings!

Jul ’05
12:00 am

THE2NDHAND presents an evening of readings!
Saturday, July 9th, 7:30 PM
THE2NDHAND broadsheet, that 11″x17″ slap of glossy paper you’ve come to know and love over the years, is undergoing something of a metamorphosis. This reading celebrates the last “issue as you know it,” #17, and even now it’s a little fucked-up: I mean, what’s with the color? THE2NDHAND #17 features fiction by American expatriated to Egypt M. Lynx Qualey and Chicagoans Joe Meno and, for the first time in THE2NDHAND, C.T. Ballentine, making this the issue of initials, maybe, to end all issues of initials. OK, seriously, this one is damned good, and it’s the last with more than one writer (THE2NDHAND’s 11″x17″ slap of paper will herewith feature a single, long story), so get out here and pick it up, damnit. We’ll tell you stories while you’re here.
With readings from:
C.T. Ballentine lives and writes in Chicago. His “Never Die During Winter” is featured in THE2NDHAND #17. He also publishes the zine Aftercrossward Special.
Jeb Gleason-Allured is THE2NDHAND’s web submissions editor in addition to being a sort-of genius.
Joe Meno is author most recently of the novel Hairstyles of the Damned and a contributor to a host of magazines and journals, including Punk Planet. A story collection, Bluebirds Used to Croon in the Choir, is due out this fall, and Meno’s “Animals in the Zoo” short story is featured in THE2NDHAND #17
Jonathan Messinger is proprietor at, where he catalogs stories of Chicago’s rapid transit. He’s also a fine writer.
Todd Dills, THE2NDHAND’s editor emeritus, or something, will host.