Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tues 10/12/2010: Daniel Allen Cox & Brandon Will

Please join us for the October installment of Uncalled-for Chicago, featuring special out-of-town author DANIEL ALLEN COX on tour promoting his new book KRAKOW MELT; with an opening reading by Chicago writer BRANDON WILL.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010
7-9 p.m.
The Yellow Door Project
3065 North Rockwell
Chicago, IL

Please BYOB.


DANIEL ALLEN COX is a Canadian author, columnist, and former sex worker. Daniel is the author of the acclaimed novel is the author of the novel Shuck, published by Arsenal Pulp Press and shortlisted in 2009 for a Lambda Literary Award and a ReLit Award. His stories and essays have appeared in the anthologies Second Person Queer (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2009) and Year of the Thief (Thieves Jargon Press, 2006), as well as in numerous magazines. He has appeared at the Ottawa International Writers Festival, on Canada’s national broadcaster CBC Radio One, and at McGill University. Daniel was formerly an editor for Outsider Ink magazine, an interviewer for the punk journal New York Waste, and a video porn star. His second novel, Krakow Melt, is now available from Arsenal Pulp Press.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sat 8/14/2010: Mary Anne Mohanraj, Ivan Faute & Mike Kitchell

The next Uncalled-For Chicago is in August, featuring these fab folks at this fine location:

SATURDAY August 14th
7-9 p.m.
Rough House Theater
2131 N Milwaukee Ave

MARY ANNE MOHANRAJ is the author of numerous books in many genres. Her books include Bodies in Motion, Silence and the Word, Torn Shapes of Desire, Aqua Erotica (ed.), The Best of Strange Horizons (ed.), and A Taste of Serendib (a Sri Lankan cookbook). Other work can be found in Oasis, Harpur Palate, The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica, Vol. 3, and Best Lesbian Erotica 2003. She is founder of the Speculative Literature Foundation.

IVAN FAUTE writes fiction and plays in Chicago. His short stories, novels, plays, microfiction and experimental works often explore the power of memory to persuade and control our lives. Common themes also include the nature of reality and the obsessive desire we have to categorize everything. He is author of the chapbook, This is How We Will Live, Now That We are Free (Rocksaw Press). You can find his work in various literary journals, small run magazines, zines, and occasionally on stage.

MIKE KITCHELL lives in DeKalb, IL, and has stories forthcoming from No Colony, Artifice Magazine, PANK, and Lamination Colony. He has an obsession with killing himself in the ocean and refuses to acknowledge whether or not this obsession is "serious" or "ironic." He documents his presence in the world at

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Sat 5/8/2010: Nathalie Stephens, Kareem Khubchandani, & Trish Bendix

Please join us for Uncalled-For Chicago's May edition, featuring the following wonderful writers/performers:

7-9 p.m.
Las Manos Gallery
5220 N Clark St

(Nathanaël) writes l'entre-genre in English and French. Her many books include The Sorrow And The Fast Of It (2007), Paper City (2003), Je Nathanaël (2003/2006), L'injure (2004) and ...s'arrête? Je (2007) for which she was awarded the Prix Alain-Grandbois by the Académie des Lettres du Québec. Other work exists in Basque and Slovene with book-length translations in Bulgarian. There is an essay of correspondence (2009): Absence Where As (Claude Cahun and the Unopened Book), first published (2007) as L'absence au lieu. Also a collection of talks, At Alberta (2008). Besides translating some of her own work, Stephens has translated Catherine Mavrikakis, Gail Scott, John Keene, and Édouard Glissant. She lives, she thinks, in Chicago.

KAREEM KHUBCHANDANI moved to Chicago in 2008 to begin his career as a full time graduate student in Performance Studies at Northwestern University. Since this move, he has adapted and performed a one-person show, "Material Boy," has curated "KalaKranti: an evening of queer South Asian performance," and has performed at Serendipity Theater's "Second Story," and About Face's "The Homo Show." He was born in Gibraltar, raised in Ghana, and then spent eight years in the North East before moving here. He hearts Chicago.

TRISH BENDIX is a writer living in Chicago with her girlfriend, two pugs and two cats. She writes about the intersection of queer women and pop culture/media as blog editor of and pens fiction by night and weekend. She has written on queer life & art, music, pop culture, media and feminist issues for publications such as the Village Voice, Time Out Chicago, Out, Punk Planet, Planet Out/, Rockpile, the Chicago Tribune's ChicagoNow and Bitch. Her fiction has appeared in the Q Review and CellStories and she has an essay in the upcoming Seal Press anthology Dear John, I Love Jane.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Sat 3/6/2010: Cathy Halley, Erica Adams, and Tim Jones-Yelvington

please join us for our second event, featuring CATHY HALLEY, ERICA ADAMS, and TIM JONES-YELVINGTON.

march 9, 2010
7 p.m.
las manos gallery
5520 n clark st


CATHY HALLEY is the online editor at the Poetry Foundation. She's also a collage artist and writer whose poems have appeared in Pocket Myths, and that's about it, because she doesn't have the stomach to try to publish, and won't expect to before she's dead. Rather than spelling this all out, she was going to make a joke about how her book of poems is forthcoming from Posthumous Press, but then you'd all go scurrying to Google that instead of Pocket Myths, which deserves the attention. She's at work on an episodic memoir, a bunch of filthy stories and an historical novel set in WWII Greece.

ERICA ADAMS is a 500-year-old witch living in a 27-year-old body.

TIM JONES-YELVINGTON is a Program Associate at Crossroads Fund, a foundation that supports community organizations working on issues of social and economic justice in the Chicago area. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Artifice, Sleepingfish, Annalemma, Keyhole, Monkeybicycle, PANK, SmokeLong Quarterly, Storyglossia and others. He blogs at Ejaculations of a Perverse Adult and contributes to Big Other.

pictures from first event

Las Manos Gallery, 1/9/2010
all photos courtesy Mieke Zuiderweg

M. Shelly Conner

Megan Milks

Mecca Sullivan

thank you!