Congrats to the 2016 Chirby Award Winners and Finalists

Thanks to the 100+ people who joined us last night at Volumes Bookcafe for the first annual Chicago Review of Books Award Ceremony. It was an inspiring to see the strength and diversity of Chicago’s literary community in the face of so much uncertainty in 2016. If you missed our (imperfect) Facebook Live stream, you … More Congrats to the 2016 Chirby Award Winners and Finalists

Watch the Chirby Awards LIVE: Tonight at 7c

Didn’t grab a spot at Volumes Bookcafe for the first annual Chicago Review of Books Awards Ceremony tonight? No problem. We’re streaming the whole thing in beautiful HD on Facebook Live. For you Luddites who’ve never used Facebook Live, just visit our Facebook page tonight at 7:30 p.m. central on your computer, phone, or tablet. The live stream … More Watch the Chirby Awards LIVE: Tonight at 7c

‘Last Year’ Explores the Potential of Paradox-free Time Travel

Before there were skyscrapers in Chicago, the city was just a small cluster of buildings sprawled across the Illinois plains. Robert Charles Wilson’s latest science fiction novel, Last Year, gives us a glimpse into that distant Chicago, going as far back as 1876. … More ‘Last Year’ Explores the Potential of Paradox-free Time Travel

‘Tuesday Funk’ Reading Series: December 6, 2016

Join us tonight, Tuesday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m. for a special 100th anniversary edition of our partnering reading series Tuesday Funk in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf (5148 N Clark) in Andersonville for live literature and good beer. Click here to RSVP. To celebrate the 100th episode of Tuesday Funk, every one of the show’s hosts—past and present—will … More ‘Tuesday Funk’ Reading Series: December 6, 2016

Arcturus Magazine: Issue #3, November 2016

Arcturus magazine Issue #3 is complete! The month of November saw some fiction pieces confronting relationships that exist among both rural and urban settings, while others blurred the lines of familial and romantic love. The poetry met the coming holidays head on, and explored memories of homes that exist only in the shadows of mist on the … More Arcturus Magazine: Issue #3, November 2016