The Quickies! Tour hits the Twin Cities for one night only at the Clown Lounge (Turf Club lower level) in St. Paul.August 28 · 7:00pm- 9:00pm
Location1601 University Avenue West
Authors reading their work in a bar, not a bookstore. Enough said. But wait, there’s more.
Quickies! was started by Mary Hamilton and Lindsay Hunter as a showcase for very short prose. Each reader has five minutes to read a complete work of prose. No poetry. No excerpts. No cheating. Now, they’re teaming up with friends at Featherproof Books, Replacement Press, Books & Bars, and Hobart, renting a van, and taking it across the Midwest. We’re doing it! Everyone is invited!
Join local favorites JOHN JODZIO, ERIC VROOMAN and BRIAN JUDD along with other most excellent writers like:
BLAKE BUTLER lives in Atlanta. He is the author of EVER (Calamari Press), Scorch Atlas (featherproof books), and the forthcoming There Is No Year (Harper Perennial).
AARON BURCH is the author of the chapbook How to Take Yourself Apart, How to Make Yourself Anew (PANK Press) and the editor of Hobart. His book, How to Predict the Weather, is coming out from Keyhole Books in September 2010.
AMELIA GRAY lives in Austin, Texas. She is the author of AM/PM (featherproof books), and Museum of the Weird (Fiction Collective 2).
MARY HAMILTON is an optician in Chicago and the author of the chapbook, We Know What We Are (Rose Metal Press). Her chapbook Kill Me Forever is forthcoming from Willows Wept Press.
LINDSAY HUNTER lives in Chicago, Illinois where she co-hosts the Quickies! reading series. Her collection of slim fictions, Daddy’s, will be published by featherproof books in September 2010.
JAC JEMC sells books, makes monsters, and writes fiction, poetry, and the occasional review. Her first novel, My Only Wife, is forthcoming from Dzanc Books in 2012.
ERIC VROOMAN lives in Minneapolis and teaches at The Loft Literary Center. His short fiction has appeared in The Kenyon Review, Passages North, Hobart, Twelve Stories, Ninth Letter, and elsewhere
BRIAN JUDD teaches moral philosophy, aesthetics and intellectual history at Hamline University. He lives nearby, in a floating golden castle, in the best of all possible worlds.
JOHN JODZIO is a winner of the Loft-McKnight Fellowship. His stories have appeared in One Story, Opium, The Florida Review and Rake Magazine and a number of other places, both print and online. He’s won a Minnesota Magazine fiction prize and both the Opium 500 Word Memoir competition and Opium Fiction Prize. His short story collection “If You Lived Here, You’d Already Be Home” was recently published by Replacement Press.
Now how much would you pay for us to make your sad clown frown turn upside down? Well, it’s free!
Drinks available and recommended. Join us, you hip literati of the Twin Cities. We want you.