Tuesday Funk #6

Please join us for the next reading on Tuesday, September 9th:

JOTHAM BURRELLO teaches in the Fiction Writing Department at Columbia College where he directs the publishing lab. His work has appeared in literary journals, many of which you have never heard of. He also runs the multimedia company erpmedia.net.

AMY DAVIS founded the nonprofit WorkShirts Writing Center, where she taught fiction workshops and ran a public reading series for five years, before leaving to focus on her own fiction and freelance writing again. She also served as editor-in-chief of the award-winning literary journal Fish Stories. Her short fiction and nonfiction have appeared nationally in The Sun and Book magazine, and she has received two artist residencies at Ragdale for a novel-in-progress. Currently, she is completing a nonfiction book, Art Works, with the artist Don Seiden, and is co-founder and the director of The Writers WorkSpace (www.writersworkspace.com), a shared studio and meeting space for writers in Chicago.

DON SEIDEN is a professor emeritus at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he founded SAIC’s master of arts in art therapy program and taught in the sculpture and art education departments. As a visual artist, he has exhibited work in over thirty-five shows, was charter president of the Illinois Art Therapy Association, and has mentored other artists from around the world. He also has published three books, Artobiography (Fisheye Graphics, 2007), Mind Over Matter (Magnolia Street Press, 2000), and the first edition of the co-authored Direct Metal Sculpture (Crown Publishing, 1966). His latest book of nonfiction is called Art Works: How Making Art Illuminates Your Life. His website is www.donseiden.com.

CONNOR COYNE grew up in the East Village of Flint, Michigan. He received degrees from the University of Chicago and the New School in New York City. He is a cofounder of the Gothic Funk Nation, and his work has been featured in the Dick Pig Review. Connor lives in Uptown, Chicago, and maintains a website at www.hereisnowhy.com.

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