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A Night with Big Other, FC2, and More in Chicago!

Come out to see Big Other contributors, FC2 authors, and others:

Date: Thursday, June 17, 2010
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Location: Green Lantern
Address: 2542 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, Illinois

And here’s the lineup:

Rob Stephenson‘s Passes Through is just out from FC2. He is an intermedia artist living in Queens, NY.

Cris Mazza writes. Some say too much.

Davis Schneiderman’s recent and forthcoming works include the novels Drain, Blank: a novel (Jaded Ibis), and The Exquisite Corpse: Chance and Collaboration in Surrealism’s Parlor Game (Nebraska). He is Director of Lake Forest College Press/&NOW Books, where he edits The &NOW AWARDS: The Best Innovative Writing series.

Kathleen Rooney is a poet and a writer. With Abby Beckel, she is a founding editor of Rose Metal Press. With Elisa Gabbert, she is the author of That Tiny Insane Voluptuousness (Otoliths, 2008). With Counterpoint Press, her prose collection For You, For You I Am Trilling These Songs is now available. With her husband, the writer Martin Seay, she lives in Chicago.

Jac Jemc‘s chapbook, This Stranger She’d Invited In, is coming out this year from Greying Ghost press, and her first novel, My Only Wife, is forthcoming from Dzanc Books in 2012. She is the poetry editor of decomP, a fiction reader for Our Stories and a bookstore liaison for Tarpaulin Sky. She blogs her rejections in “The Rejection Collection.”

Tim Jones-Yelvington‘s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Another Chicago Magazine, Sleepingfish, Annalemma and others. His short fiction chapbook, “Evan’s House and the Other Boys who Live There” is forthcoming in Spring 2011 in “They Could No Longer Contain Themselves,” a multiauthor volume from Rose Metal Press. With Megan Milks, he co-hosts “Uncalled for Readings,” Chicago’s “mostly Queer, mostly prose” reading series. He is guest editing Pank Magazine in October as a Queer poetry and prose issue.

A D Jameson is a writer, video artist, teacher, and performer. He is the author of the novel “Giant Slugs” (Lawrence and Gibson) and the story collection “Amazing Adult Fantasy,” both forthcoming later in 2010.

A note from Tim:

Those of you who follow Davis, Adam, Jac and myself on Big Other are probably familiar with the Big Other series, “A Sentence abt a Sentence I Love,” where Big Other contributors and guest posters share sentences we love and a sentence abt why we love them.

So, to psych y’all up for tomorrow’s reading, here’s a sentence from each of tomorrow night’s readers:

“You trust yourself too much, you pretending piece of self-deprecating sponge.”
–Rob Stephenson

“But falling asleep with the smell of his shit inescapable would he dream fetid dreams & wake in fevered nightmarish terror & no mother there to soothe his fears to stroke his head shit-caked hair & all.”
–Cris Mazza

“Lincoln Qui’s mouth is hot, passing a plug of bloody mucous like an impacted tooth across the lip of his lower larynx.”
–Davis Scheiderman

“I am in love with another man, but my husband doesn’t mind.”
–Kathleen Rooney

“As I stretched my shirt over my head, I kept thinking, carpetbag pockets, carpetbag pockets, carpetbag pockets.”
–Jac Jemc

“He threw his abundant body on top of her body, making her kneel, then forcing her to eat plates of dirty meat with filthy fried eggs and a tall glass of milk.”
–A D Jameson

“I watched Kevin, how his wet white tank clung to his chest, how his shoulders rippled and dimpled and shook when he lifted weight, and I’d sneak into the Port-o-Potty to jack off.”
–Tim Jones-Yelvington

John Madera's fiction may be found in Conjunctions, Opium Magazine, The &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing, and many other journals. His criticism may be found in American Book Review, Bookforum, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Rain Taxi: Review of Books, The Believer, The Brooklyn Rail, and many other venues. Recipient of an M.F.A. in Literary Arts from Brown University, John Madera lives in New York City, where he runs Rhizomatic and manages and edits Big Other.

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