Thank You for Making the Lit Show a Great Night!
On Friday August 3rd the GLIBA and ArtBar hosted an evening of authors, booksellers, publishers, artists and literary themed art at Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora, IL. Thank you so much to everyone that attended. We kicked off the evening with author readings while a literary themed art show exhibited throughout the night. A huge thank you to Melanie Benjamin, Peter Coviello, Jessica Hopper, Siobhan Thompson and Sung Yim. As well, thank you to University of Texas Press, Penguin Random House, Delacorte Press, Featherproof Books, Perfect Day Publishing and Ghost City Press. It was a wonderful night and we will have more events like this soon!
GLIBA & ArtBar Present The Lit Show - Friday, August 3rd, 2018
Melanie Benjamin is the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling historical novels The Swans of Fifth Avenue, about Truman Capote and his society swans, and The Aviator's Wife, a novel about Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Her latest historical novel, The Girls in the Picture, is about the friendship and creative partnership between two of Hollywood's earliest female legends—screenwriter Frances Marion and superstar Mary Pickford.
Peter Coviello has written about Walt Whitman, Mormon polygamy, Steely Dan, the history of sexuality, queer children, American literature, stepparenthood, and Prince. This work has appeared in The Believer, Frieze, Avidly, Raritan, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, as well as in several books including Tomorrow's Parties: Sex and the Untimely in Nineteenth Century America, a finalist for Lambda Literary Award in Gay and Lesbian Studies, and his most recent, LONG PLAYERS. In 2017-18, he was a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. He lives in Chicago.
T Clutch Fleischmann
T Clutch Fleischmann is the author of Syzygy, Beauty: An Essay (Sarabande Books) and Time Is the Thing a Body Moves Through, forthcoming from Coffee House Press in Spring, 2019. They live in Chicago and are a Nonfiction Editor for DIAGRAM.
Jessica Hopper is a music critic and the author of The First Collection of Criticism By A Living Female Rock Critic and the forthcoming music memoir Night Moves (UT Press, September 2018). She was formerly the Editorial Director at MTV News, and an editor at Pitchfork and Rookie. Her essays have appeared in Best Music Writing for 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010, and 2011. Her book The Girls' Guide to Rocking was named one of 2009's Notable Books For Young Readers by the American Library Association.
Siobhan Thompson is an indigenous writer from Wisconsin. She has an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has been featured in Cloudthroat, Room Magazine, and Seafoam Mag. You can get in touch with her at email@example.com.
Sung Yim is a Korean writer and interdisciplinary artist. They are the author of What About the Rest of Your Life (Perfect Day Publishing) and Flowers Are for Pussies (Ghost City Press). Their work has appeared in Rattle, Kweli Journal, Contrary, The James Franco Review, The Wanderer, and Crab Fat Magazine.