News, News and Other News

Three items of interest to report.

First off, it is my great pleasure to announce the debut issue of Normal Words, a new online literary project based right here in Chicago with yours truly (sort of) at the wheel. The first issue is a quick read but still entirely awesome, and you can just assume subsequent editions will follow suit.

Second, I have been writing about media for the Chicago Examiner, and you can read all that here. I keep some pretty good company over there – Rob Duffer on the lit scene and my esteemed blogger-in-arms JJ Stankevitz on the White Sox – and so far so good. It’s a bit more newsy and business-oriented than a lot of my other work, but it’s interesting stuff all the same. At least I think it is.

Finally, I’ll be reading at this year’s 2nd Story Festival in early May, and will post more details about that as they become available. I promise nothing short of a great time and some highly entertaining words. Which, if you think about it, is kind of the point.

Anyway, that’s that for now. I’ll do a clips update soon, because I know you are all just dying to know what I think of the Steven Wilson album (hint: it’s pretty good).

Thank you as always for reading.

AMR

February 18, 2009

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