Chicago authors Patricia Ann McNair and Dennis Foley will present selections from their latest work, and sign copies.
Patricia Ann McNair will read from And These Are the Good Times, her latest collection of essays published in September.
This collection of powerful, beautifully-crafted stories offers a poignant taste of the joys and heartbreaks of life, something we can all relate to. This book follows on the heels of McNair's award-winning short story collection, Temple of Air, which won the Chicago Writers Association Book of the Year Award in 2012.
Dennis Foley will read from We Speak Chicagoese, a collection of stories by authors from all over Chicagoland he recently co-wrote and edited.
We Speak Chicagoese features short stories, creative essays and poems about Chicago by some of the top literary voices to ever roam the Windy City's streets. And that voice - it pounds, it pulsates, it oozes with city life. From Morgan Park to Humboldt, from the shores of Lake Michigan to the old Chicago stadium, from flea markets to barstools, We Speak Chicagoese gives the Chicago voice its due and then some.