Sept. 20, 2017
6 p.m. at Freedom Boat Club, Montrose Harbor, 601 W. Montrose Dr., L Dock

Sept. 23, 2017
PRIVATE TOUR – Stickney Park District
1 p.m.

Oct. 2, 2017
Censored: A Banned Books Reading & ACLU Benefit
7 p.m. at Public House Theatre, 3914 N. Clark St.


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July 26, 2017
1 p.m. at School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 112 S. Michigan Ave.

Jan. 18, 2017
40 Hours to Trump
6:30 p.m. at Gallery Cabaret, 2020 N. Oakley Ave.

Nov. 1, 2016
How to Steal an Election
7 p.m. at Room 13, 3222 N. Sheffield Ave.

Sept. 28, 2016
1 p.m. at Daley Plaza

Sept. 11, 2016
Serving the Sentence
7:30 p.m. at Heartland Cafe, 7000 N. Glenwood Ave.

August 31, 2016
Kill Your Darlings: Beyond
7 p.m. at CSz Theater, 929 W Belmont Ave.

August 18, 2016
Kane County Cougars baseball Political Corruption Night
6:30 p.m. at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark, 34W002 Cherry Lane, Geneva, Ill.

June 13, 2016
Is This A Thing?
7 p.m. at O’Shaughnessy’s Public House, 4557 N. Ravenswood Ave.

June 11, 2016
Welcome to the Neighborhood
10:30 a.m. at Printers Row Lit Fest, South Loop Stage

April 3, 2016
Operation Scalded Armadillo
1 p.m. at [REDACTED]
A top-secret [REDACTED] to try out [REDACTED] in front of a select [REDACTED] [REDACTED] [REDACTED] Billy Bob Thorton.

April 2, 2016
Teacher Book Club: 1001 Afternoons in Your Classroom
9:30 a.m. at Chicago History Museum, 2601 N. Clark St.
Admission: $25 for one session, $40 if coupled with March 19 session. Registration includes a copy of Ben Hecht’s “1,001 Afternoons in Chicago.” Worth three (3) professional development hours for teachers.

Nov. 21, 2015
Voices from the Hall: Chicago Book Expo
4 p.m. at Columbia College Chicago, 1104 S. Wabash

Sept. 1, 2015
Tuesday Funk
7:30 p.m. at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St.

Aug. 25, 2015
Private recording session for upcoming Chicago History Museum exhibition
12:30 p.m. at WBEZ Studios, Navy Pier

Learn about the exhibit

Aug. 7, 2015
South Side Weekly Second Annual Lit Issue Release Party
6 p.m. at 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th St.

Read the magazine

April 6, 2015
5 p.m. at the University of Chicago Harper Memorial Library, 1116 E. 59th St.

March 15, 2015
The Marrow
5:30 p.m. at The Whistler, 2421 N. Milwaukee Ave.

March 15, 2015
Teach In: Get Out The Vote
1 p.m. at Comfort Station, 2579 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Feb. 24, 2015
Lumpen Field Guide to Chicago Jagoffs Release Party
6 p.m. at Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar, 960 W. 31st St.

Read the issue

Jan. 20, 2015
MCA Live: Welcome to the Neighborhood
6 p.m. at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 E. Chicago Ave.

Read a Chicago Tribune article about the event

Read a Chicago Reader preview

Jan. 19, 2015
Essay Fiesta
7 p.m. at The Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln Ave.

Dec. 6, 2014
Chicago Book Expo
1 p.m. at Columbia College Chicago, 1104 S. Wabash

Dec. 5, 2014
9:30 a.m. at Francis W. Parker School, 330 W. Webster Ave.

Sept. 14, 2014
That’s All She Wrote
8 p.m. at Great Lakes Tattoo, 1148 W. Grand Ave.

Aug. 1, 2014
South Side Weekly Lit Issue Release Party
6 p.m. at 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th St.

Listen to one of the pieces performed

Read the South Side Weekly Lit Issue (my stories on pages 10 and 27)

July 26, 2014
Word Weekend
4 p.m. at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago,  220 E. Chicago Ave.

See photos from the event

May 12, 2014
2:40 p.m. at WBEZ 91.5, “The Afternoon Shift” 

Listen to the segment

May 10, 2014
Let’s Get Working: Chicago Celebrates Studs Terkel
2 p.m. at University of Chicago’s Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St.

See a photo from the event

Nov. 2, 2013
The Paper Machete
3 p.m. at The Green Mill, 4802 N. Broadway Ave.

Read the story performed

Aug. 13, 2013
Chi Lit: Tales of the Neighborhoods
1,001 Chicago Afternoons and Anthology of Chicago presents a night of Chicago stories from poets, writers, journalists, historians and more. All proceeds benefit Open Books’ youth literacy programs.
8 p.m. at Cole’s, 2338 N. Milwaukee Ave.

See photos from the event

Watch video of the readers

Read a Chicago Reader preview

Aug. 12, 2013
Your Chicago Podcast

Listen to the interview

May 3, 2013
Peter Lisagor Awards for Exemplary Journalism Banquet
5:30 p.m. at Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson Boulevard

See the very pretty award I won the following year

Jan. 13, 2013
That’s All She Wrote

8 p.m. at Swim Café, 1357 W. Chicago Ave.

See photos from the event

Aug. 15, 2012
Story Lab Chicago
7:30 p.m. at Black Rock Pub & Kitchen, 3614 N. Damen Ave.

Listen to the performance

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