We are delighted to welcome recent contributors to the Evanston-based periodical the Chicago Quarterly Review for a reading on Sunday, June 12th at 3:00 PM. The Evanston-based Chicago Quarterly Review is a nonprofit, independent literary journal publishing short stories, poems, translations and essays by both emerging and established writers. During this program, copies of the latest issue will be available for purchase, and attendees can learn how to get involved with this local literary treasure as a contributors, readers, and supporters. This event will be emceed by writer and educator Chuck Kramer, and is free and open to the public.
More about the Readers:
GARY HOUSTON is CQR managing editor and formerly an editor and writer for Show/Book Week, the Sunday books and arts supplement of the Chicago Sun-Times. His stories have appeared in Catamaran and this journal. His articles, essays, book reviews and interviews have appeared in the Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader, Chicagoland, Christian Science Monitor, New England Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Chronicles, Los Angeles Free Press, Detroit Free Press and many others. His interviewees include Joseph Heller, Saul Bellow, Studs Terkel, Eugène Ionesco, Elie Wiesel, Sam Greenlee, Herman Raucher, Maria Irene Fornés, Murray Schisgal, Peter Bogdanovich, George Cukor, Richard Benjamin, Andrew McLaglen, Cyrus Colter, Jamie O'Reilly, Jack Wallace, Kristine Thatcher, Kenneth Tynan, Charles Marowitz, Michael Blakemore, André De Shields, Stuart Gordon, Walter Matthau, Ginger Rogers, Arthur Penn, Antonio Aguilar, Stacy Keach, Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy, David Mamet and Mr. Frick of Frick and Frack.
DIPIKA MUKHERJEE is an internationally touring writer and sociolinguist. She is the author of the novels Shambala Junction and Ode to Broken Things, and the story collection, Rules of Desire. Her work is included in The Best Small Fictions 2019 and appears in World Literature Today, Asia Literary Review, Del Sol Review, and Chicago Quarterly Review, Newsweek, Los Angeles Review of Books, Hemispheres, Orion, Scroll, The Edge and more. Her poetry collection, Dialect of Distant Harbors, is forthcoming from CavanKerry Press in October 2022.
MALCOLM ROTHMAN wrote his first story at the age of 70. As for the rest of his adult life, he has been a regular on the Chicago theatrical scene since 1978, performing on stage, TV, film, voice-over and narration, and for the past 20 years portraying Harry Caray at corporate and private events. Stage credits include performances with the Guthrie Theater, National Jewish Theater, Candlelight/Forum Theaters, Marriott's Lincolnshire Theater, New American Theater, Court Theater, Steppenwolf Theater and many others throughout the Midwest and nationally. His memoir, “Family Photos” appeared in The Chicago Quarterly Review and was chosen as a notable essay by “Best Essays of 2020”. In addition, his story “Good Dog” will appear in an upcoming issue of the CQR.