Happy Hour Swill: Kathleen Rooney & Juan Martinez

  • Curbside Books & Records 125 South Clark Street Chicago, IL, 60603 United States

Join Curbside Books & Records at our first Happy Hour Swill, a reading and conversation series with writers, musicians, and artists about new and forthcoming projects. 

Note: this event will take place in the 6th floor lounge. Stop by the bookstore before the event to be directed upstairs.

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Kathleen Rooney is a founding editor of Rose Metal Press and a founding member of Poems While You Wait. She teaches English and Creative Writing at DePaul University and is the author of eight books of poetry, nonfiction, and fiction, including the novel LILLIAN BOXFISH TAKES A WALK, which was published in January 2017. A winner of a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from Poetry magazine, her reviews and criticism have appeared in the New York Times Book Review, The Chicago Tribune, The New York Times Magazine, The Rumpus, The Nation, the Poetry Foundation website and elsewhere. She lives in Chicago with her spouse, the writer Martin Seay.

Juan Martinez He was born in Bucaramanga, Colombia. His work has appeared in various literary journals and anthologies, including Glimmer Train, McSweeney's, TriQuarterly, Conjunctions, National Public Radio's Selected Shorts, Norton's Sudden Fiction Latino: Short-Short Stories from the United States and Latin America, and The Perpetual Engine of Hope: Stories Inspired by Iconic Vegas Photographs. his story collection BEST WORST AMERICAN was published in February 2017.
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Literary cocktails will be stirred by our friends at Revival Food Hall, and Curbside Books & Records will be offering 20% off all purchases over $25.