Bloggers and Books Roundtable Tonight
By Anonymous in Arts & Entertainment on Jul 25, 2005 6:45PM
Looking for something fun to do tonight, but want to sound scholarly when you tell your friends where you're going? A number of our favorite Chicago-bloggers-turned-published-book authors will be at the Sulzer Public Library in Lincoln Square tonight, and you should go. Chicagoist's own Erin J. Shea will be participating in a panel hosted by Gaper's Block, along with Wendy McClure, Kevin Guilfoile, and Claire Zulkey. The "Author's Roundtable: On Authorship, Blogs, and the Changing Literary Landscape" will be moderated by GB editor Andrew Huff and will also feature the insights of literary critic Kevin Smokler, editor of Bookmark Now: Writing in Unreaderly Times.
It sounds interesting and all, but we know for a fact that at least half (and probably more, but we're just speaking from personal experience, here) of the participants are very cool, very funny people. And we mean "cool" in a totally non-threatening way, not at all in a Chicagoist-is-so-snobby-we-only-like-people-who-are-cool kind of way. While it has been well-documented here that we are, in fact, total snobs, we'll make an exception and encourage you to come out tonight and hear what these fabulous folks have to say about blogging, books, and how the internet is changing what, and how, we read.
On Authorship, Blogs, and the Changing Literary Landscape
Sulzer Public Library, Tonight, 7 pm to 9 pm
4455 N. Lincoln Avenue