Join us at The Book Stall on Sunday, May 20th at 2 PM, as we celebrate the release of the Spring 2018 issue of Hypertext Magazine with editor Chris Maul Rice and contributors to the journal. Hypertext Magazine opened its virtual doors in 2010. They pride themselves on publishing first-time published, up-and-coming, and established writers side by side. The editors live all over the United States – from Chicago to Boston to Los Angeles to Dallas. Most of the editors cut their fictional teeth in the Columbia College Chicago Fiction Writing Department. Learn and read more about the journal here. We will be serving light refreshments, and copies of the journal will be available for purchase. This event is free and open to the public.
This will be the second physical print issue of Hypertext to come into being, and we are so happy that the following writers will share their work with us:
Eileen Favorite’s novel, The Heroines (Scribner, 2008), has been translated into seven languages. Her essays, poems, and stories have appeared in many publications, including Triquarterly, the Rumpus, the Toast, Chicago Reader, Diagram, and others. She’s received fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council for poetry and for prose. She teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and The Graham School of Continuing Liberal Studies at the University of Chicago. She’s a founder of the Chicago women writers’ business group Her Chapter.
Gail Wallace Bozzano is a former journalist and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia College Chicago. She is a 2015 recipient of the Ragdale Rubin Fellowship and the 2016 winner of the Michigan Writers Cooperative Press Chapbook Contest. Her work has appeared in Grub Street, the Chicago Tribune, Cagibi, Chicago Literati, Cactus Heart, Hair Trigger, and elsewhere. She lives with her husband and three children in the Chicago area.
Doro Boehme is a visual artist and writer. She holds an MLIS from Dominican University and an MFA from the Staatliche Kunstakademie Stuttgart, Germany. Her work has appeared in print and online, for example in Yew Journal, Canopic Jar Journal, Nailed Magazine (Editor’s Choice), Art On Paper, Art Documentation, and Art Journal, amongst others. Awards include two writing fellowships at the Ragdale Foundation and a 12-month artist-in-residency fellowship from the Ministry for Science and Culture Baden-Württemberg, which brought her to Chicago. Her current place of employment is the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she heads the library’s Special Collections. www.doroboehme.com.
Garnett Cohen has published three collections of short stories, most recently Swarm to Glory. Her nonfiction has twice been awarded Notable Essay Citations from Best American Essays (2011 and 2015) and has appeared in such journals as Witness, The Rumpus, Black Warrior Review, The Antioch Review, and The Gettysburg Review. She has received many other awards, including a Special Mention from the Pushcart Prize, The Lawrence Foundation Prize from Michigan Quarterly Review, the Crazyhorse National Fiction Prize, an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship, and was honored as a celebrated author at the Chicago Public Library Carl Sandburg dinner in the fall of 2016. She has spoken at conferences in Ireland, Australia, Iceland and the United States and given creative writing workshops for many organizations. She has served as an editor on six different journals, and is currently is a co-editor at Punctuate, A Nonfiction Journal. A Full Professor at Columbia College Chicago, she currently spends her time teaching, writing, and traveling.
Peter Ferry’s stories have appeared in McSweeney’s, Fiction, OR, Chicago Quarterly Review, Story Quarterly, and Fifth Wednesday Journal; he is the winner of an Illinois Arts Council Award for Short Fiction. He is a contributor to the travel pages of The Chicago Tribune and to WorldHum. He has written two novels, Travel Writing, which was published in 2008, and Old Heart. Ferry’s story "Ike, Sharon and Me" appears in The Best American Mystery Stories of 2017. He lives in Evanston, Illinois and Van Buren County, Michigan with his wife Carolyn.
Kathleen Quigley is a massage therapist and marathon runner. She has published work in Hairtrigger, BowWow, and Wisconsin People & Ideas. She lives in Wisconsin with her two crazy dogs and is writing a memoir about and cancer and childhood.