Series A: Jonathan Messinger and Joshua Adams
Series A is dedicated to showcasing American experimental writing through readings, discussion and performance. Organized by Indiana University Northwest faculty member William Allegrezza, this series brings exciting authors to the Art Center to share their work.
Joshua Adams is a doctoral candidate in Comparative Literature at the University of Chicago and editor of Chicago Review. Adams and Joel Calahan recently translated Marcello Frixione's Ologrammi; the translation will be published by Cracked Slab Books.
Jonathan Messinger is the author of the short story collection Hiding Out, which was named one of the best books of 2007 by the Omaha World-Herald. He's also the books editor of Time Out Chicago and founder of The Dollar Store Show, a literary-comedy series featuring performances inspired by junk purchased from a dollar store. He co-publishes Featherproof Books, a small press that publishes novels and downloadable mini-books. His fiction has recently appeared in Other Voices and Awake!, an anthology from Soft Skull Press. Messinger has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
Recorded Wednesday, March 04, 2009 at Hyde Park Art Center.