Pilcrow Lit Fest this weekend!
So, we're a little out of the gate promoting this one, but we are very excited that there's a new independent lit fest in town, the brain child of Fixx Reading Series host Amy Guth and Leah Jones. There's a stellar lineup of panels, featuring (hrmm, is there a word for poetry-only literati??) poets/publishers Bruce Covey, Danielle Pafunda, and Jill Alexander Essbaum, among others. Chicago fiction favorites Elizabeth Crane, Cris Mazza, and Jonathan Messinger will also be featured, again, among many, many others! Please check out www.pilcrowfest.blogspot.com for more info. I'm on a panel—"The Gatekeepers Panel: Librarians, bookstore employees, editors and profs dish" (1:00 Sat at Trader Todd's)—so if you're around, please stop by and say hi!