We’re back at the Punch House in historic Thalia Hall this month for The Marrow, Curbside Splendor’s live nonfiction lit series. This month’s line-up includes Toni Nealie, Carmen Aiken, Megan Kirby, Jac Jemc, and our fearless hosts Naomi Huffman and Leah Pickett.
R E A D E R S :
Toni Nealie writes and teaches in Chicago, where she earned her MFA in nonfiction from Columbia College Chicago. She previously worked in magazines, politics, and public relations in the UK and her native New Zealand. This essay is part of a collection in progress about journeys and homelands.
Carmen Aiken is a writer and city policy graduate student living in Chicago.
Megan Kirby has written for The Chicago Reader, NewCity, Printers Row Journal and xoJane.com. In 2014, she received a Fiction Fellowship with the Luminarts Foundation. She works a lot of part-time jobs, and one of those is at Curbside Splendor as a publicity assistant. She also self-publishes zines, including one about The NeverEnding Story. She wants to talk to you about Harry Potter.
Jac Jemc lives in Chicago where she writes fiction and poetry. She it he author of My Only Wife (Dzanc Books) and A Different Bed Every Time. Jac received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has completed residencies at Ragdale and the Vermont Studio Center. She is the web nonfiction editor for Hobart and poetry editor at decomP.