Story Week Festival of Writers: Genres from Afar: Reading and Conversation

March 16, 2010

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Aleksandar Hemon

Authors Aleksandar Hemon, Achy Obejas and John Dale discuss their work in this conversation moderated by Patricia Ann McNair.

The Columbia College Chicago Fiction Writing Department presents its 14th Annual Story Week Festival of Writers. Affectionately known as the “Lollapalooza of literary events,” Story Week 2010 offers a feast of free readings, conversations with authors, panels, performances, and book signings at venues across the city. Co-sponsored in part by the Chicago Public Library and Metro, this program is made possible in part by a grant from the Illinois Art Council, a state agency.

The theme for 2010, Genre Bending: The Faces of Fiction, reflects the increasingly porous boundaries between literary and genre fiction. Whether based in truth or pure fiction, this year's featured authors use myriad fictional forms to shed light on the struggles, trials, and triumphs of the human race.

 

Recorded Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at Harold Washington Library Center.