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Appearance: Oak Park Public Library, December 4th

Chicago area Liquid Inkers, know that I’ll be appearing with Geralyn Hesslau Magrady at the Oak Park Public Library on December 4th at 2:00.

Geralyn and I will do short readings, then interact and take questions on the writing process, the publishing industry, and our muses. Both of our recent novels—Geralyn’s latest is titled Lines—see fires as central events and metaphors. In my case, it’s a bungalow fire; in Geralyn’s, it’s the Great Chicago Fire. There’s plenty of overlap between the books, including keen senses of place and history.

I love discussing books at library events where the crowds tend to be sober, unlike in the bar events I most often attend. Hope to see you.


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Reading this Thursday, Nov 7

I’m happy to announce that I’ll be reading this Thursday as part of the Oak Park Writers Group’s annual Writers Read! reading. Readers include Mary Anne Mohanraj, author of Bodies in Motion and other titles, and Mary Lou Edwards, author of Look Back.

These readings are always fun, and they feature a good mix of humor and pathos, poetry and prose. I’ll be reading a short excerpt from Displacing Forces, my essay about my grandparents’ flight from Lithuania following WWII.

November 7th
Oak Park Public Library Veterans Room