Michaela attended the Ninth Letter celebration and heard selections of poetry, short fiction, and a lyric essay.
Rebecca interviews author Anthony Marra about mixtapes, Russia, and humor as a means of resisting -- all in prep of his PygLitFest appearance Friday.
Caldecott Medalist Javaka Steptoe is presenting two programs for PygLitFest and spoke with Rebecca about the importance of "heartfelt stories that bring joy, that say something new."
Rebecca is so tired of the LIT pun, but honestly, it works and it's just right there. Still, check out who all is reading at Exile on Main on Saturday afternoon.
George Saunders speaks with Rebecca about the theatricality of his new book, his upcoming appearance as part of Pygmalion Literature Festival, and the friends who help him remember what art really means.
On Saturday September 24th at Memphis on Main,the Book Fort pop up event New Poets + New Poems will be from 1:15pm to 1:45pm. Caro Macon, C. Russell Price, Kathleen Rooney, and others will perform their poems and other works for lucky listeners.
Four amazing authors will be rapid-fire-reading from noon to noon-thirty inside the Accord during the Book Fort on Saturday.
What is Book Fort? Sadly, it is not a literal fort made of books. The event is an interactive and roving book fair of select independent presses and publishers.
SP Writers take a closer look at the DeathMatch participants, complete with color-commentary.
No rumbling. No one is ready for that.
Nathaniel takes a look at The Pygmalion Festival's Literary Death Match.
Maybe SP likes Matthew too much. Maybe we talk too often. Regardless, this conversation between Minicucci and Rebecca should provide new details about our old homeboy.
Seth Fein of Smile Politely, Pygmalion Festival and Nicodemus Agency was quite enthusiastic about the chance to interview Neil Steinberg, Chicago columnist.
The Arts Section strives to celebrate our community's rich and vibrant artistic scene, from theatre to local authors, film, performance art, and everything in between.