February, 2017

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk

by Kathleen Rooney NOW A NATIONAL INDIE BESTSELLER “Prescient and quick . . .. A perfect fusing of subject and writer, idea and ideal.” ― Chicago Tribune http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/books/sc-lillian-boxfish-takes-a-walk-kathleen-rooney-books-0118-20170117-story.html “Extraordinary . . . hilarious . . . Elegantly written, Rooney creates a glorious paean to a distant literary life and time ― and an unabashed celebration […]

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Angela Ajayi Awarded PEN/2017 Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers

Angela Ajayi Awarded PEN/2017 Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers

FWJ is happy to announce Angela Ajayi is a recipient of the PEN/2017 Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers CONGRATULATIONS! Angela Ajayi Angela’s winning story “Galina” appears in the Fall 2016 Issue 19 of FWJ and will be included in the anthology, PEN AMERICA BEST DEBUT SHORT STORIES 2017 published by CATAPULT […]

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Kingdom of the Young

Kingdom of the Young

Stories by Edie Meidav The dynamic characters in Kingdom of the Young are searching: for adventure, work, love, absolution, better chances elsewhere. In a symphonic stream of consciousness, a fanatical child army loses faith in its commander as he ages unforgivably into his thirties. A woman possessed with wanderlust and a small inheritance seeks love among the cave-dwelling […]

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An Evening with Desmond Egan

An Evening with Desmond Egan

Desmond Egan, whose work was featured in our Fall 2016 issue, will be appearing at DePaul University on Monday, March 6, 4:30-5:30pm. This event is free and open to the public. See flyer for more details.

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UN-AMERICAN

UN-AMERICAN

The Incarceration of Japanese Americans During World War II By Richard Cahan and Michael Williams It is a shame of America. In the spring of 1942, the United States rounded up 109,000 residents of Japanese ancestry living along the West Coast and sent them to detention centers for the duration of World War II. Many […]

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Tiger Room Salon

Tiger Room Salon

Saturday, February 11 Doors open 7pm, Reading at 7:30 pm 1132 Oak Ave., Evanston(Chris’s house) A Free* and Frequent** Series hosted by Chris Green and Cin Salach and featuring a multi-genre line-up of Chicago’s best writers reading new*** work, plus fire, food, booze (BYOB) and a tiger This month’s readers: Virginia Bell (memoir) David Kodeski (autobiographical stories) […]

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Huck Out West

Huck Out West

by Robert Coover What reviewers are saying: “In Huck Out West, Robert Coover brilliantly (and outrageously) revives Mark Twain’s cardinal character by way of deconstructing any number of our cherished myths.  Coover is in fine antic form here–truly, Huck never had it so good.” — T.C. Boyle   “A giant stands on the shoulders of a giant, and the […]

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