AMERICAN WRITERS MUSEUM SINGERS & SONGWRITERS SERIES: DESSA
Sep
21
6:30 PM18:30

AMERICAN WRITERS MUSEUM SINGERS & SONGWRITERS SERIES: DESSA

Rapper, singer and essayist Dessa talks poetry and lyrics and her new book, My Own Devices. A Billboard Top 200 artist who appeared on The Hamilton Mixtape, Dessa is a member of the Minneapolis hip-hop crew Doomtree.

In her literary debut memoir, My Own Devices: True Stories From the Road on Music, Science, and Senseless Love, Dessa gives a candid account of her life in the van as a hard-touring musician, her determination to beat long odds to make a name for herself, and her struggle to fall out of love with someone in her band. Raw and intimate, Dessa demonstrates just how far the mind can travel while the body is on the six-hour ride to the next rap show.  

Tickets available here.

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FIRST ANNUAL BOOK FAIR
Oct
5
to Oct 7

FIRST ANNUAL BOOK FAIR

Pilsen Community Books First Annual Fair
3 Days of Books, Art & Music

Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219 S Morgan St, Chicago, 60607

FRIDAY OCT 5 - doors open at 5pm, music starts around 8pm
SATURDAY OCT 6 - doors open at noon, music starts around 8pm
SUNDAY OCT 7 - doors open at noon, sale ends at 4pm

+ Over 7500 used books for sale - $4 per book or 3 for $10
+ Literary-themed original poster art for sale from 10+ artists
+ Two nights of live music featuring 6 local bands

ART BY : Shelby Rodeffer, Julian Baker, Clay Hickson, Liana Jegers, Andy GreggKeith Herzik & more. 
MUSIC BY:  Stephen Paul SmokerSmall Places, The Just Luckies & more. 

Pilsen Community Books Fair
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BOOK LAUNCH with DAVID HAYDEN
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

BOOK LAUNCH with DAVID HAYDEN

Join us as we celebrate the launch of David Hayden's debut short story collection Darker With the Lights On! David will give a brief reading, followed by a discussion with Maryse Meijer (author of Heartbreaker and the forthcoming Northwood) and a signing. Refreshments will be served.

The Guardian writes, "The 20 stories in this debut collection from David Hayden are strange, uncomfortable fables of memory, metamorphosis, time, disassociation and death: hard to fathom, but impossible to ignore; twisty and riddling, yet with a blunt impact that reverberates long after the final page."

We hope you'll join us for this special event! Seating is limited; RSVP here. 

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GRAND OPENING
Nov
10
5:00 PM17:00

GRAND OPENING

We're very excited to announce that our grand opening is this coming Friday, November 10th! We'll have live music, drinks, and other goodies. Festivities start at 5pm, music starts at 7pm and we'll be there until 9pm. The opening coincides with the Fine Arts Building Open Studios so there will be plenty of other awesome stuff to see that night too! 

Fine Arts Building
410 S Michigan Ave
Take the elevator to the second floor!

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Tori Telfer
Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

Tori Telfer

LIVE PODCAST TAPING with Lumpen Radio. We'll be welcoming Tori Telfer into the 'studio' to talk about her new book LADY KILLERS. Inspired by Telfer's Jezebel column “Lady Killers,” this thrilling and entertaining compendium investigates female serial killers and their crimes through the ages. Seating is LIMITED.

When you think of serial killers throughout history, the names that come to mind are ones like Jack the Ripper, John Wayne Gacy, and Ted Bundy. But what about Tillie Klimek, Moulay Hassan, Kate Bender? The narrative we’re comfortable with is the one where women are the victims of violent crime, not the perpetrators. In fact, serial killers are thought to be so universally, overwhelmingly male that in 1998, FBI profiler Roy Hazelwood infamously declared in a homicide conference, “There are no female serial killers.”

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