Maryse Meijer’s ‘Heartbreaker’ is Getting a Musical Makeover

After reading Maryse Meijer’s
raw and jaw-dropping Heartbreaker, musician Kenny Childers felt the world needed to not only read this collection but also to hear it. He wrote one song for each story, drawing inspiration from the characters and their movements through their world. … More Maryse Meijer’s ‘Heartbreaker’ is Getting a Musical Makeover

This Month’s ‘Conversation’ Is About “Being American” Under a Hostile Regime

This Friday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m., join us for the third edition of The Conversation, a new a literary and cultural series at Chicago’s Women & Children First Bookstore. This month, Boris Fishman, Cristina Henriquez, Riva Lehrer, Erika L. Sanchez, and Zoe Zolbrod will have a timely conversation about “Being American: Identity and Belonging Under a Hostile Regime.” This is not … More This Month’s ‘Conversation’ Is About “Being American” Under a Hostile Regime

12 Chicago Bookstores to Visit Instead of Amazon Today

Today, Amazon opens a brick-and-mortar bookstore in Chicago—in my own neighborhood of Lake View, no less. Like the vast majority of Chicago’s literary community, I’m pretty pissed about that, so I was comforted to see the following post on Rebecca Makkai‘s Facebook account last night (repurposed here with her permission), where she implores Chicagoans to stay … More 12 Chicago Bookstores to Visit Instead of Amazon Today