Join Us for Our Final Program for the Spring of 2017

Celebrating Ten Years of Independent Print Publishing

Thursday, May 18, 2017 6:30pm
Book Cellar
4736 N. Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625

This event is free and open to the public.
Wine and coffee are also free.

Our outstanding writers, poetry and prose, for a great evening!

Brooke Bergan has published three books of poetry, Windowpane, Distant Topologies, and Storyville: A Hidden Mirror. Her poetry, fiction, essays, translations, and plays have appeared in The Antioch Review, The Chicago Tribune, The Chaucer Review, Poetry East, and other venues. She was the literary editor for Private Arts and founding editor of Persiflage Press. “Understanding” is dedicated to her late sister, the actor Judith-Marie Bergan.

Dan Libman is a Fifth Wednesday Journal founding editor, served as fiction editor for the debut issue, and was the magazine’s first book reviews editor. He continues to write the Taking the Fifth column, and now co-hosts the literary podcast “Personal Rejection Letter,” available wherever finer podcasts are downloaded. His stories have been published in many fine literary magazines and his book Married But Looking can be found in many of the best bookstores.

Nina Corwin has two books of poetry, The Uncertainty of Maps and Conversations With Friendly Demons and Tainted Saints. Published in Harvard Review, Hotel Amerika, New Ohio Review and Rhino, Corwin, a Pushcart nominee, curates the literary series at Woman Made Gallery. In daytime hours, she is a psychotherapist known for her work on behalf of victims of violence.

Chris Green is the author of three books of poetry: The Sky Over Walgreens (2007), Epiphany School (2009), and Résumé (2014). His poetry has appeared in Poetry, The New York Times, New Letters, Verse, and Nimrod. He edited the anthologies A Writers’ Congress: Chicago Poets on Barack Obama’s Inauguration (2009), Brute Neighbors: Urban Nature Poetry, Prose & Photography (2011) and most recently, I Remember: Chicago Veterans of War (2015). Green also co-founded LitCity (, a comprehensive literary site for Chicago. He teaches in the English Department at DePaul University. Read more












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