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Charles Blackstone reads with John Wesley Harding, Iowa City, IA, October 2013

Charles Blackstone reads with John Wesley Harding, Iowa City, IA, October 2013

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  • Tue
    05
    Feb
    2013

    Chicago Literati Networking Event

    6:00 pmHidden Shamrock, 2723 N. Halsted, Chicago

    Chicago's top literary networking event is back for 2013...

    Writing is a solitary practice, but the process of being published, selling a script, and expanding your name recognition still requires schmoozing. This unique networking event aims to bring the people of Chicago’s literary world together for an evening of mingling, brainstorming, and collaborating.

    This is a wonderful opportunity to meet people in the community, swap business cards, and make connections to further their literary career.


    Featured attendees include:

    Jonathan Eig - New York Times Bestselling author and editor and co-founder of ChicagoSide Sports.

    Charles Blackstone - Author of the forthcoming Vintage Attraction and managing editor of Bookslut

    Registration is $15 in advance, $20 at the door. There will be a cash bar with drink specials, appetizers will be served, and the first 30 people to register will receive a swag bag.

  • Fri
    22
    Mar
    2013

    Story Week 2013: Chicago Classics with Rick Kogan

    6:30 pmChicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington, Chicago

    Chicago Classics 
    Host Rick Kogan, Chicago Tribune journalist and WBEZ radio host, presents guests from Chicago’s literary community reading works by their favorite Chicago authors.

    Chicago Cultural Center
    Preston Bradley Auditorium
    78 E. Washington

  • Tue
    18
    Jun
    2013

    Somm Showing @ Music Box

    6:30 pmMusic Box, 3733 N. Southport Ave.

    Somm Showing @ Music Box

    SOMM, a documentary that follows four people in their journey to become a master sommelier, ends a nearly weeklong run at the Music Box, 3733 N. Southport Ave., tonight at 6:30pm. Master sommelier, restaurateur and local media personality Alpana Singh, Master sommelier Douglas Marello, and author Charles Blackstone will be on hand to answer questions about the love of the wine beforehand; you'll even get a glass to enjoy during the film. Admission $20.

  • Fri
    28
    Jun
    2013

    ALA 2013

    12:45 pmMcCormick Place Convention Center Exhibit Hall - Booth 2300
  • Thu
    19
    Sep
    2013

    Kouzina 2013

    3:00 pmNational Hellenic Museum, 333 S. Halsted, Chicago
    Author Charles Blackstone will be signing advance copies of his anticipated novel Vintage Attraction, set partially in the vineyards and rocky bluffs of Santorini in Greece. Master Sommelier Alpana Singh, former host of the TV show “Check Please!” and owner the restaurant The Boarding House in Chicago, was named one of the “Best Sommeliers of 2012” by Food & Wine magazine. Alpana will be on hand to speak about our premium Greek wines. KOUZINA is held at the National Hellenic Museum, the premiere institution for the Greek Story and its role in the making of America. Proceeds from tickets go to support the National Hellenic Museum’s educational and cultural programs and make a difference in the life of thousands of school children!
  • Thu
    26
    Sep
    2013

    Salon Splendor

    DOORS at 8:00 PM // SHOW at 9:00 pmThe Hungry Brain, 2319 W. Belmont, Chicago

    September's Salon Splendor features: Charles Blackstone, author of VINTAGE ATTRACTION, managing editor at BOOKSLUT Lee Sandlin, author of THE DISTANCERS, STORM KINGS, and WICKED RIVER, former writer for THE READER & Dmitry Samarov, author of HACK, ex-cab driver

  • Thu
    03
    Oct
    2013

    Heartland Fall Forum

    4:00 pmCrowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare

    Celebrate the rich diversity of literature in the Chicago area, featuring approximately 15 authors and complimentary copies of their forthcoming books.

  • Thu
    10
    Oct
    2013

    University of Iowa

    2:00 pm

    Reading and conversation with English Department students.

  • Sat
    12
    Oct
    2013
  • Sat
    12
    Oct
    2013

    Iowa City Book Festival: The Vonnegut Effect

    4:00 pmMeeting Room A, Iowa City Public Library

    In conjunction with a visit by a traveling exhibit from the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library in Indianapolis, Andrew Sean Greer and Charles Blackstone will discuss the ongoing impact of one-time University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop instructor Vonnegut on the world of letters. They will be joined by International Writing Program participant Craig Cliff (New Zealand).

  • Mon
    21
    Oct
    2013

    "You and Me This Morning" segment

    6:30 amWCIU-TV Channel 26
  • Tue
    22
    Oct
    2013

    WKTP/ABC News "AM Tri-Cities with Dave Light"

    10:04 amWKTP-FM radio, Nashville, TN

    "AM Tri-Cities with Dave Light" program, east Tennessee, southwest Virginia region.

  • Tue
    22
    Oct
    2013

    Fearless Radio

    2:00 pmhttp://www.fearlessradio.com/en/
  • Wed
    23
    Oct
    2013

    Anderson's Bookshop

    7:00 pm5112 Main Street, Downers Grove, IL
  • Thu
    24
    Oct
    2013

    University of Illinois at Chicago

    2:15 pmProfessor Newirth's class

    Reading and discussion with advanced-level creative writing students

  • Thu
    24
    Oct
    2013

    The Book Cellar

    7:00 pm4736-38 N Lincoln Ave Chicago, IL 60625

    Come to The Book Cellar tonight to sample some wine (!) and listen to Charles Blackstone discuss his new book, Vintage Attraction.

  • Wed
    30
    Oct
    2013

    Columbia College's Writers at Lunch

    11:00 am-2:00 pmStage Two, 618 S Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL

    CHARLES BLACKSTONE will attend the OCTOBER 30 WRITERS AT LUNCH session to discuss his new novel, Vintage Attraction, and genre-bending prose. Don’t miss it! 

    Writers at Lunch

    Wednesday, October 30 11:00-2:00 PM

    Stage Two, 618 S Michigan 

  • Tue
    12
    Nov
    2013

    Literati Bookstore

    7:00 pm124 E. Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Thu
    14
    Nov
    2013

    Boswell Book Company

    7:00 pmMilwaukee, WI

    Charles Blackstone, author of VINTAGE ATTRACTION, along with Douglas Trevor, author of GIRLS I KNOW.

  • Fri
    15
    Nov
    2013

    Rebecca's Book Club

    7:00 pmRebecca's House
  • Tue
    19
    Nov
    2013

    Vocalo Radio

    8:30 am89.5 or 90.7FM

    Charles Blackstone will talk to Brian and Molly about Vintage Attraction.

  • Thu
    21
    Nov
    2013

    National Hellenic Museum

    6:30pm-8:00pm333 S. Halsted, Chicago
    When November 21, 2013 - Thursday, 6:30-8pm; Doors open at 6pm
    Where (National Hellenic Museum) 333 South Halsted Street, Chicago, Illinois 60661
    Transit Walking distance from the CTA Blue Line at UIC-Halsted, and CTA Bus Route 8 – Halsted.
    Parking Privately managed parking lots are available within walking distance of the Museum.
    Cost Free with Museum Admission. $10 for adults and $8 for seniors. Students, faculty and Museum members are free.
    Charles Blackstone will present his new novel, Vintage Attraction, which hit shelves October 22, 2013. Charles will be joined by Bookslut’s editor-in-chief, Jessa Crispin, for an intimate Question and Answer session.
  • Sun
    24
    Nov
    2013

    Chicago Book Expo

    11:15 am - 12:45 pmSt. Augustine College, 1345 W. Argyle, Chicago

    11:15am-12:00pm

    A Million Years Old in Internet Time: The Enduring Legend of Bookslut

    When Jessa Crispin began Bookslut in 2002, there were few voices on the Internet, and fewer critics blogging about books. Over the next decade, as the site expanded to an acclaimed book review publication that’s read across the world, the world of online criticism grew alongside. Today, there are many sites dedicated to books, and hundreds of thousands of book aficionados reading—and often commenting themselves. But has this influx of voices benefitted readers or made it more difficult for them to know whom to trust? Join Bookslut’s founder and editor-in-chief, Jessa Crispin, and managing editor, Charles Blackstone, as they discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly of blogging and the Internet and all things book criticism. 

    12:00-12:45pm

    The Art of Friction: Where Autobiographical Fiction and Creative Nonfiction Come Together 

    Charles Blackstone’s first novel, The Week You Weren’t Here, followed an English major protagonist who was looking for love and meaning during his final weeks of undergrad at UIC. Blackstone was also an English major about to graduate at UIC while he wrote the first draft. Ten years after that book’s publication comes Blackstone’s second novel about a recovering English major and adjunct professor who meets a celebrity sommelier and falls into love and wine at the same time after discovering her popular TV show. It’s no small coincidence that Blackstone is married to Master Sommelier Alpana Singh, former host of PBS’s hit Check, Please! and current Food Network regular and Chicago-area restaurateur. Join Blackstone as he reads from his new novel and discusses its hybrid creative nonfiction-and-autobiographical fiction genre he’s dubbed “friction” with Bookslut’s editor-in-chief, Jessa Crispin.

  • Sun
    24
    Nov
    2013

    Cocktail Party at Lush Wine and Spirits

    2:00pm-5:00pm2232 W. Roscoe Street, Chicago

    Join Charles Blackstone for drinks, light bites, words, and holiday merriment at one of Chicago's coziest wine shops. 

  • Tue
    26
    Nov
    2013

    Barbara's Bestsellers in O'Hare International Airport

    2:00 pmTerminal 3

    Barbara's Bestsellers in O'Hare International Airport
    Chicago, IL 60606
    phone:773.686.1281

    Terminal 3 Gate H1
    Terminal 3 Gate G1
    Terminal 3 HK Apex

  • Sat
    30
    Nov
    2013

    Small Business Saturday: Anderson's Bookshop

    1:00pm-5:00pm5112 Main St · Downers Grove, IL

    Guest bookselling with Bookslut's editor-in-chief, Jessa Crispin. Tarot readings available. 

  • Wed
    04
    Dec
    2013
  • Wed
    04
    Dec
    2013

    City Lit Books

    6:30 pm2523 North Kedzie Boulevard, Chicago

    Reading, signing, and wine tasting

    2523 North Kedzie Blvd.
    Chicago, IL 60647
    FREE PARKING IN BACK!
    (773) 235-2523
    http://www.citylitbooks.com

  • Thu
    05
    Dec
    2013

    O'Hare Barbara's

    11:45 amTerminal Three

    Signing books! Selling other books!

  • Fri
    06
    Dec
    2013

    The Interview Show with Mark Bazer

    6:30 pmThe Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, Chicago, IL

    The Interview Show, a talk show in a bar, features comedy, music and guests from every walk of life sharing their stories, worldviews and talents in a laid-back, intimate setting. Since the show began in February 2008, the show has featured such guests as actor Brian DennehyWTF podcaster Marc Maron,The Style Rookie Editor Tavi Gevinson, and more. Called one of the “40 Reasons to Love Chicago” by Chicago magazine, The Interview Show is held the first Friday of every month at The Hideout, as well as twice a year at Union Hall in Brooklyn.

  • Thu
    12
    Dec
    2013

    Barbara's Book Market

    7:00 pmGlen Town Center, 2651 Navy Blvd., Glenview, IL

    Discussing Vintage Attraction, pouring Greek wine, laughter, mirth, tears of joy.

  • Fri
    20
    Dec
    2013

    Barbara's Bookstore O'Hare

    2:00 pmTerminal 2

    Signing, sighing, singing. Not really singing.

  • Fri
    27
    Dec
    2013

    Bookslut's Annual Turducken Salon

    7:00 pmSecret Location

    Food, drinking, and readings.