Jesse Ball

Jesse Ball

Event Date [Monday, March 14, 2016]
Event Time [4:00 pm - 5:30 pm]
Event Location [McCormack Family Theater 70 Brown Street (Fones Alley entrance)]

Jesse Ball is the author of fourteen books, most recently the novel How To Set a Fire and Why.  His prizewinning works of absurdity have been published to acclaim in many parts of the world and translated into more than a dozen languages. He teaches classes on general practice at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


Rebekah Rutkoff

Rebekah Rutkoff

Event Date [Monday, February 29, 2016]
Event Time [4:30 pm - 6:00 pm]
Event Location [McCormack Family Theater 70 Brown Street (Fones Alley entrance)]

Rebekah Rutkoff is the author of The Irresponsible Magician: Essays and Fictions (Semiotext(e), 2015) and the editor of a book of essays by and about the American filmmaker Robert Beavers, forthcoming from the Austrian Film Museum/Columbia Unive


Andrew Colarusso

Andrew Colarusso

Event Date [Thursday, March 3, 2016]
Event Time [2:30 pm - 3:30 pm]
Event Location [McCormack Family Theater 70 Brown Street (Fones Alley entrance)]

Andrew E. Colarusso was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. He received his B.A. in Comparative Literature from New York University (2011) and his M.F.A. from Brown University (2013) where he was awarded the John Hawkes Prize in Fiction. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Broome Street Review, an independently published literary journal dedicated to art and culture at the vanguard.


Jabari Asim

Jabari Asim

Event Date [Monday, March 7, 2016]
Event Time [4:00 pm - 5:30 pm]
Event Location [McCormack Family Theater 70 Brown Street (Fones Alley entrance)]

JABARI ASIM is an associate professor of writing, literature and publishing at Emerson College. He is also the Executive Editor and CEO of The Crisis magazine, a preeminent journal of politics, ideas and culture published by the NAACP and founded by W.E.B.


Rebekah  Rutkoff

Rebekah Rutkoff

Rebekah Rutkoff is the author of The Irresponsible Magician: Essays and Fictions (Semiotext(e), 2015) and the editor of a book of essays by and about the American filmmaker Robert Beavers, forthcoming from the Austrian Film Museum/Columbia Unive

Ben Marcus

Ben Marcus

Event Date [Wednesday, March 9, 2016]
Event Time [4:30 pm - 6:00 pm]
Event Location [McCormack Family Theater 70 Brown Street (Fones Alley entrance)]

Ben Marcus is the author of several books, including The Flame Alphabet (2012) and The Age of Wire and String 


A. Van Jordan

A. Van Jordan

Event Date [Thursday, February 25, 2016]
Event Time [2:30 pm - 3:30 pm]
Event Location [McCormack Family Theater 70 Brown Street (Fones Alley entrance)]

A. Van Jordan is the author of four collections: Rise, which won the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Award (Tia Chucha Press, 2001); M-A-C-N-O-L-I-A, (2005), which was listed as one the Best Books of 2005 by The London TimesQuantum Lyrics, (2007); and The Cineaste, (2013), W.W. Norton & Co. Jordan has been awarded a Whiting Writers Award, an Anisfield-Book Award, and a Pushcart Prize.


A. Van  Jordan

A. Van Jordan

A. Van Jordan is the author of four collections: Rise, which won the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Award (Tia Chucha Press, 2001); M-A-C-N-O-L-I-A, (2005), which was listed as one the Best Books of 2005 by The London TimesQuantum Lyrics, (2007); and The Cineaste, (2013), W.W. Norton & Co. Jordan has been awarded a Whiting Writers Award, an Anisfield-Book Award, and a Pushcart Prize.

Colin Channer

Colin Channer

Event Date [Wednesday, February 24, 2016]
Event Time [4:30 pm - 6:00 pm]
Event Location [McCormack Family Theater 70 Brown Street (Fones Alley entrance)]

Colin Channer's most recent book is the poetry collection Providential (2015), which Eileen Myles describes as "one of the most lucid and telling poetry books of this exact time." Other work includes the novella The Girl With the Golden Shoes (2007) — "a nearly perfect moral fable" in the words of Russell Banks.


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