I’ve been invited to take part on two panels at the Chicago Book Expo this Sunday, October 1. The Expo goes from 12-5pm at Columbia College, 1104 S. Wabash, Chicago, IL, and is free to attend.
I’ll be on two panels:
- “One Page Test” panel 1-2pm, 8th floor foyer
In this program, a panel of editors hear student authors read the first page of a short story and tell if they’d keep reading or reject the story while also explaining their decision. The pages were presubmitted by Columbia College students, but the feedback is open to the public. Organized by the Columbia student organization Myth-Ink, this session features Jody Lynn Nye, Richard Thomas, and Michi Trota.
- “Creating a Career” panel 2-3pm, 8th floor foyer
This panel organized by Columbia student organization Myth-Ink tells aspiring authors how to make a career that involves their love for words. The panelists will discuss their experiences and offer advice to help those who want to utilize their writing skills for other job opportunities. Panelists include Jody Lynn Nye, Richard Thomas, and Michi Trota.
About the Chicago Book Expo: Buy local and read local at the 6th annual Chicago Book Expo on Sunday, Oct. 1, noon-5pm at Columbia College, 1104 S. Wabash. This free celebration of Chicago’s literary community features 20 programs and workshops with local authors, plus 75 exhibitors selling books from local presses and literary organizations. Presenting authors this year include Dr. Haki Madhubuti, Eve Ewing, Nate Marshall, Jac Jemc, Wendy Pearlman, Fred Sasaki, Liesl Olson, Pamela Bannos, Donna Seaman, and many more. All programs are free and open to the public.
This year, in partnership with the Chicago Architecture Biennial, Chicago Book Expo also features the first Chicago Architecture Book Festival, with a variety of architecture book exhibitors and programs about architecture and public art.