Thursday, June 17, 2010

Tonight at Open Books

Open Books
213 West Institute Place
Chicago, IL

featherproof books and Open Books are pleased to present some of our favorite writers in an evening of awesomeness.

AMY MCDANIEL contributes to HTMLGiant, and her work has been or will be in Tin House, The Agriculture Reader, and PANK. She is the author of a new chapbook, Selected Adult Lessons (Agnes Fox Press).

JAMIE KAZAY was born in Hollywood and grew-up in Pasadena, California. She writes poetry and curates the Revolving Door Reading Series. She holds a BA in English and Creative Writing from California State University, Northridge and an MFA in Poetry from Columbia College, where she teaches writing. Her chapbook, Small Hollering, is forthcoming from Dancing Girl Press in 2011.

DAVE SNYDER is the rooftop farm coordinator at Uncommon Ground in Edgewater Chicago. He is founder and president of the Chicago Rarities Orchard Project (CROP) which aims to bring orchards specializing in rare and endangered fruit to Chicago. As a poet, Dave is a recipient of the Iowa Review Award in Poetry and his work has appeared in Sentence, the Denver Quarterly, Best American Poetry, and elsewhere.

MARY HAMILTON is a writer, teacher, and optician living in Chicago. She is the co-founder and co-hostess of the QUICKIES! reading series. Her chapbook, We Know What We Are, is forthcoming from Rose Metal Press.