We are delighted to welcome editors and contributors from The Chicago Quarterly Review as they celebrate a new issue. This reading and reception will feature Steven Carrelli, Syed Afzal Haider, Liam Heneghan, and Louise LeBourgeois. This event is free and open to the public.
About the journal:
The Chicago Quarterly Review is a nonprofit, independent literary journal publishing short stories, poems, translations and essays by both emerging and established writers since 1994. They are proud to have had work from their pages chosen for Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays, the O. Henry Prize Stories and the Pushcart Prize Anthology as they continue their mission to stimulate, entertain, and inspire.
About the Readers:
Steven Carrelli is a visual artist and writer living in Chicago. He earned an MFA in Painting from Northwestern University, and he teaches in the Department of Art, Media and Design at DePaul University. Carrelli’s paintings and drawings have been exhibited nationally in numerous solo and group exhibitions and have appeared in regional and national publications. His work is included in the collections of the Illinois State Museum, Elmhurst College, the City of Chicago, Northwestern University, and DePaul University, among others. His poetry, fiction, and nonfiction essays have been published recently in Crab Creek Review and the Chicago Quarterly Review.
Syed Afzal Haider, author of two novels, To Be With Her and Life of Ganesh, is founder and Senior Editor at Chicago Quarterly Review. His stories have appeared in various literary magazines. Oxford University Press, Milkweed Editions, Penguin Books and Longman Literature have anthologized his work.
Liam Heneghan, a professor of environmental science at DePaul University, is author of Beasts at Bedtime: Revealing the Environmental Wisdom in Children's Literature (University of Chicago Press, 2018). He is currently writing a novel set in 1st Century Ireland. He tweets @DublinSoil.
Louise LeBourgeois is a painter and writer. She earned a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, an MFA in Painting from Northwestern University, and an MFA in Creative Writing-Nonfiction from Columbia College Chicago. She has exhibited her work throughout the United States and internationally. She is a recipient of an Artadia grant and an Illinois Arts Council grant, and participated in residencies at the BAU Institute in Otranto, Italy, and the Ragdale Foundation. Her paintings have been featured in Catamaran Literary Reader and Jung Journal: Culture and Psyche. Her essays have been published in the Chicago Quarterly Review and The Rumpus.