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Last event of 2023, writing deadlines and more
I believe this is my last event of 2023, unless one of you call me to remind me I agreed to participate in something else. I kid you not, the last 3 events/podcasts I was on people had to message me and say ‘You’re still doing this right?’ And I, pretending like I hadn’t forgotten was like…of course! When really, I had forgotten. So, this is now I believe, the last last thing of the year.
Please come see me in Chicago at Hungry Brain tonight and then let me hibernate in peace for a few weeks to finish writing books and stories and poetry before the madness all kicks back up again in 2024.
21+. 6:30pm doors, 7:00pm show. Free.
Sunday Reading Series: Poetry, Prose, & Cocktails.
Teresa Dzieglewicz is a Pushcart-winning poet, Black Earth Institute Fellow, a Poet-in-Residence at the Chicago Poetry Center, and part of the founding team of Mni Wichoni Nakicizin Wounspe (Defenders of the Water School). Her first book of poetry, "Something Small of How to See a River" was selected by Tyehimba Jess for the Dorset Prize and is forthcoming from Tupelo Press. Her first children's book, co-written with Kimimila Locke, is forthcoming from Chronicle Books. She has received prizes or fellowships from Best New Poets, the Gingko Prize, the Auburn Witness Prize, the Palette Poetry Prize and the Elizabeth George Foundation.
Gabriel Ojeda-Sagué is a poet and writer living in Chicago. He is most recently the author of Losing Miami (The Accomplices, 2019) and Madness (Nightboat Books, 2022), which was a finalist for the Publishing Triangle's Thom Gunn Award in Gay Poetry and the TS Eliot Foundation’s Four Quartets Prize. He is also co-editor of An Excess of Quiet: Selected Sketches by Gustavo Ojeda, 1979-1989. He is currently a PhD candidate in English at the University of Chicago where he works in the study of sexuality.
Cynthia Pelayo is a Bram Stoker Award and International Latino Book Award winning author and poet. Her forthcoming novel, Forgotten Sisters, will be released by Thomas & Mercer in March 2024.
Christopher Golden House of Last Resort Weekend
I will be here. It’s going to be a great, chill time. I’ll be in hoodies and sweatpants and no makeup all weekend. I want chill. Fire place. Ghost stories. Writing. And naps.
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About the event
Spend a weekend with your favorite scary authors in a unique, intimate setting! This one-time-only event features Christopher Golden, Brian Keene, Mary SanGiovanni, Joe Hill, Owen King, Jennifer McMahon, Ronald Malfi, Paul Tremblay, Victor LaValle, Eric LaRocca, V. Castro, Clay McLeod Chapman, Philip Fracassi, Cynthia Pelayo, Cassandra Khaw, and many more.
Admission is FREE with weekend hotel room reservation. (Admission for those without a hotel room reservation is $___ per person). Unlike the usual convention scene, the House Of Last Resort Weekend is a more relaxed, personal gathering featuring readings, signings, friendly discussions, fireside chats, and much more. Bring your books from home and get them signed for free! Ask your favorite author about your favorite book by them! Come be among friends, because in a world gone increasingly mad... this is the HOUSE OF LAST RESORT.
Do I miss narrative based social media like Twitter/X, Bluesky, or Threads? Nope.
You can find me on TikTok, Instagram, and here on Substack.
I have more writing deadlines than I can count. So I will get back to those. Here are some pictures from this weekend.
Preorder Forgotten Sisters out March 19, 2024