June 2004

On June 5 & 6 I'll be appearing at the 20th Annual Chicago Tribune Printer's Row Book Fair here in Chicago. This is a very high-profile venue (it features five blocks of books, the third largest book fair of its kind in the country), and I'll be there all weekend.

On Saturday at 1:30, on the lower level of Grace Place, I'll be on a panel talking about writer's groups. This is to promote The Writing Group Book, a great resource book for writers that includes my essay, "Keep Your Mouth Shut."

On Sunday morning at 10:00, I'll be in the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Tent reading from my story "The Ballad of Johnny Whisper." This is as part of the debut of the latest TallGrass Writers Guild anthology, Things That Go Bump in the Night.

And on Sunday afternoon from 2:00 to 4:00, I'll be signing books at the Twilight Tales table. The booth location is W-3, on Dearborn Street, just off Polk.

Otherwise, I'll be wandering around the fair spending too much money on books or hanging out at the Twilight Tales table trying to get other people to spend too much money on books (The Undertow of Small Town Dreams in particular).

The Chicago Tribune Printers Row Book Fair is located on South Dearborn between Congress and Polk. It runs from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm both days.