August 14

Extremely Highbrow Literature: A Reading

6 pm

Extremely Highbrow Literature: A Reading

Maudlin House & Long Day Press are joining forces to present “Extremely Highbrow Literature”: A Reading

Featured Readers:

Nathaniel Kennon Perkins is the author of the short story collection The Way Cities Feel to Us Now (Maudlin House, 2019), a short novel, Cactus (Trident Press, 2018), and the ongoing literary zine series, Ultimate Gospel. His creative work has appeared in Triquarterly, the Philadelphia Secret Admirer, Timber Journal, and others. He is the recipient of the High Country News’s 2014 Bell Prize. He lives in Boulder, CO, where he works as a bookseller and runs Trident Press.

Adam Gnade is the author of the novels Hymn California and Caveworld, the novella Locust House, and a solitary work of nonfiction, The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Fighting the Big Motherfuckin’ Sad. Born in San Diego, California, he now lives on in farm in the rural Midwest. His work is released by Pioneers Press and Three One G. Gnade’s next book, This is the End of Something but It’s Not the End of You, will be released in February, 2020.

Jonas Cannon is an author and zinester from the south side of Chicago. He wrote the novel The Greatest Most Traveling Circus, as well as the popular zines Cheer the Eff Up, Fixer Eraser and We the Drowned. He lives in Chicago, now in the north, with his wife and two rugrats. He still writes zines.

Kevin Sterne is the author of I’ve Done Worse (Long Day Press 2017) and editor in chief of Funny Looking Dog Quarterly. His fiction has appeared in SmokeLong Quarterly, Drunk Monkeys, Sobotka, and others. He loves trees.

Ali Tomek is a writer and graphic designer who recently earned her MFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is the author of the science fiction novel, When Something Solid Collapses Under Itself, and her work has been acquired by the Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection. Her writing career began in the second grade when she founded her school newspaper, The Oakdale Times, and peaked in the ninth when she wrote a personal essay about getting her eyebrows waxed that Kurt Andersen called “funny.”

Chase Griffin is a novelist and short story writer from the sunny Florida-Man haven, Florida. He’s the author of What’s On the Menu? (Long Day Press 2019) and published stories in Five 2 One Magazine, Florida Is A Verb, and Funny Looking Dog Quarterly. For work, he sells hats. Like old timey hats. Seriously. When he’s not clacking away at his laptop or asking about brim width preferences he’s making bedroom pop, And he lives Tampa, a place known for manufacturing the most pointless smokable tube things. Cigars. Seriously, what is the point of those things?

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