Tue05Feb20136:00 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.
Fri22Mar20136:30 pmChicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington, Chicago
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
Tue18Jun20136:30 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.
Fri28Jun201312:45 pmMcCormick Place Convention Center Exhibit Hall - Booth 2300
Thu19Sep20133:00 pmNational Hellenic Museum, 333 S. Halsted, ChicagoAuthor 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!
Thu26Sep2013DOORS 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
Thu03Oct20134:00 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.
Reading and conversation with English Department students.
Sat12Oct20134:00 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).
Mon21Oct20136:30 amWCIU-TV Channel 26
Tue22Oct201310:04 amWKTP-FM radio, Nashville, TN
"AM Tri-Cities with Dave Light" program, east Tennessee, southwest Virginia region.
Wed23Oct20137:00 pm5112 Main Street, Downers Grove, IL
Thu24Oct20132:15 pmProfessor Newirth's class
Reading and discussion with advanced-level creative writing students
Thu24Oct20137:00 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.
Wed30Oct201311:00 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
Tue12Nov20137:00 pm124 E. Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI
Thu14Nov20137:00 pmMilwaukee, WI
Charles Blackstone, author of VINTAGE ATTRACTION, along with Douglas Trevor, author of GIRLS I KNOW.
Fri15Nov20137:00 pmRebecca's House
Tue19Nov20138:30 am89.5 or 90.7FM
Charles Blackstone will talk to Brian and Molly about Vintage Attraction.
Thu21Nov20136:30pm-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.
Sun24Nov201311:15 am - 12:45 pmSt. Augustine College, 1345 W. Argyle, Chicago
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.
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.
Sun24Nov20132:00pm-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.
Tue26Nov20132:00 pmTerminal 3
Barbara's Bestsellers in O'Hare International Airport
Chicago, IL 60606
Terminal 3 Gate H1
Terminal 3 Gate G1
Terminal 3 HK Apex
Sat30Nov20131:00pm-5:00pm5112 Main St · Downers Grove, IL
Guest bookselling with Bookslut's editor-in-chief, Jessa Crispin. Tarot readings available.
Wed04Dec20136:30 pm2523 North Kedzie Boulevard, Chicago
Reading, signing, and wine tasting
2523 North Kedzie Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60647
FREE PARKING IN BACK!
Thu05Dec201311:45 amTerminal Three
Signing books! Selling other books!
Fri06Dec20136:30 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 Dennehy, WTF 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.
Thu12Dec20137:00 pmGlen Town Center, 2651 Navy Blvd., Glenview, IL
Discussing Vintage Attraction, pouring Greek wine, laughter, mirth, tears of joy.
Fri20Dec20132:00 pmTerminal 2
Signing, sighing, singing. Not really singing.
Fri27Dec20137:00 pmSecret Location
Food, drinking, and readings.