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In anticipation of #12, we’ve posted this wonderful story by Randa Jarrar–in its entirety.
illustration by Kelsey Zigmund
From MAKE #12 “Architectural” available January 2013
fiction by Randa Jarrar
They come to Egypt in the summer; they come in their rented cars … Continue reading
MAKE Issue #13 — Exchange/Intercambio : The first bilingual MAKE!
Featuring work in English and Spanish by Frank Light, Joshua Harmon, Jan Shoemaker, Verónica Gerber Bicecci, Megan Stielstra, Adam Levin, Dagoberto Gilb, Liz Tascio, Alex Koplow, Brenda Lozano, Aguillón-Mata, Álvaro Enrigue, … Continue reading
“Starting Lines” — A Lit & Comedy Hour by MAKE Magazine & Wakefield Media
3:00 – 4:00pm
River East Art Center – 435 East Illinois
Hosted by Chicago’s most well-read comedian, Adam Burke, there’ll be three short readings from award-winning writers Don De … Continue reading
“The Dime Store Version”: Bruce Springsteen and the Burden of Myth
nonfiction by MICHAEL KOBRE
illustrations by Geoffrey Hamerlinck
On the morning of July 30, 2002, a crowd of more than 15,000 spills out of the elegantly decaying art deco hulk of the old convention … Continue reading
Coming up around the corner is a phenomenal literary festival dedicated to midwestern literary feats. From June 1st to June 3rd, Milwaukee will host an eclectic series of reading events, panel discussions, performances, a spelling B, gallery shows and a … Continue reading
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MAKE Associate Fiction Editor and “The Silver-Colored Yesterday” columnist Joseph Drogos recently cast his ballot for the 2012 Chicago Literary Hall of Fame inductees. You can check out his picks, as well as those of the other nominators, here.
Robert … Continue reading
Join us at the Gentner Showroom on April 20 at 6:30 PM for the opening of Patrick McGee’s painting show–exformation. Writers Thomas Mundt and Mike Zapata will open with opening with short fiction, and musician Reid Coker will provide songs … Continue reading
“Phyllis Bramson paints from her wholly-owned perspective of Fragonard, Chinese pleasure books, bawdy ashtrays, and the provocative Art that cartoons hope they grow up to be.
Painting/collaging in her Chicago studio, discussing her work with a minimum of artspeak and a … Continue reading
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Special thanks to intern Nat Sufrin for getting this rolling and to Claire Glass for the excellent blurbage. It’s been a long time coming, so our first post is a lengthy one!
Do you have news for us? MAKINGnews posts on … Continue reading
Two new wonderful reasons to subscribe to MAKE!
As a MAKE subscriber, you’re automatically a member of the SubPubClub and eligible to purchase books by MAKE contributors at a significant discount.
Our first selection was Anthony McCann’s I ♥ Your Fate from … Continue reading
Geoffrey Hamerlinck (illustrator MAKE 9, 10, 11) made this awesome animation and projected it across the wall at the issue #11 release party. Guest appearances from characters from his issue #11 illustration for Timothy Schaffert’s story “The Boy and … Continue reading
A House in Santiago
Translated from the Spanish by Paul Grens
Photos by Linda Panetta
It all happened very quickly because that’s the way things go when the sky is in a hurry. Something broke in the air, the clouds … Continue reading
Lewty is one of MAKE’s seasoned book reviewers. With a background in literary criticism, she is perceptive and analytical, as well as creative in her delivery. We at MAKE were thrilled to learn that a book of her poetry, Bravura Cool, is set for … Continue reading
Congratulations to MAKE #9 contributor Kate Zambreno whose essay Slapping Clark Gabel was listed as a notable essay by series editor Robert Atwan in Best American Essays 2011. Read the essay online here.
Congratulations are also in order for Luis … Continue reading
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All photos by Johnathan Crawford
MAKE: A Literary Magazine Issue 11 “Neither/Nor” Release Party
Friday, October 28. Doors at 7 p. m. / Show starts at 7:30 sharp!
Rational Park, 2557 W. North Ave
$8 suggested donation—can be used toward the purchase of an issue or a subscription. … Continue reading
Sarah Conaway, The Vision, 2008, Archival inkjet print 30” x 40”
Line from Speech Acts 11–13: I am a conjunction by Janet Desaulniers
Featuring…Nonfiction by Freya Gibbon /Kara J. Searcy/ Ira Sukrungruang/ Dylan Nice /Janet Desaulniers /Dot Devota/Beth Peters/ Zeena Barazanji/ Spencer Hendrixson /Louisa … Continue reading
An Interview with Gabriel Gudding
By Joyelle McSweeney
I read Gabriel Gudding’s Rhode Island Notebook over three days this past February, nearly holding my breath the whole time. The book is 435 pages long. Three days and 435 pages are a long … Continue reading
Gapersblock.com‘s Michael Workman discusses the tenth anniversary of the Danny’s Tavern Reading Series with co-founder and curator, Joel Craig–who also happens to be the poetry editor for MAKE.
Celebrate the tenth anniversary of The Danny’s Reading Series with poetry from MAKE contributor Anthony McCann, along with Jessica Savitz and Jason Bredle. Continue reading
At the newly opened Gentner Furniture Showroom! Featuring short readings by Lindsay Hunter (Daddy’s) and L.C. Fiore. Music before and after from The Spares‘s Steve Hendershot. Click the image for more information.
Recommended by Time Out Chicago the Chicago Tribune, and … Continue reading
Over the years, NY-based visual artist Rachel Mason has created stunning author portraits for MAKE — among her many, many other accomplishments.
This weekend, you’ll have three opportunities to catch her in action.
FRIDAY, June 17 Co-Prosperity Sphere with Joan of Arc, … Continue reading
Roxaboxen Exhibitions is proud to present HAPPINESS MACHINES, a solo show by Caroline Picard — running June 10th – June 24th, with an opening exhibition on June 10th from 6-10pm, 2130 W. 21st, Pilsen, Chicago, IL
An energy drink of the … Continue reading
Newcity released its Lit50: Who Really Books in Chicago 2011 list, an annual list recognizing contributions of poets, editors, organizers, book store owners, and publishers in Chicago. A few familiar names make the list, including MAKE contibutors: Gina Frangello, Fred … Continue reading
PRINTERS ROW LIT FEST 2011!
June 4 and 5 at the Chicago Tribune’s Printers Row Lit Fest in on Printers Row in Chicago, stop by the Indie Publishers tent and find specially-priced merchandise from 826chi, Drag City, featherproof books, Green Lantern … Continue reading
Initially emboldened by its position between the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, decades of over-flowing banks have left the city center of this Illinois river town virtually abandoned and residents, surrounding communities, and the Army Core of Engineers wondering what to … Continue reading
Abandon Ship or Set Up Shop? : An Interview with Fleeting Pages’s Jodi Morrison by Caroline Picard
…it all seems perfectly reflected in Fleeting Pages—a pop-up shop in Pittsburgh organized by Jodi Morrison. Upon hearing that the neighborhood Borders had closed, she decided … Continue reading
For issue 10 “At Play,” we celebrated five years of MAKE by asking contributors for short takes on the number FIVE. The pieces flow through the print version of MAKE 10 and are now available to online readers. … Continue reading
Via Portfolio Arts Editor, Stacie Johnson:
MAKE visual artist from current issue – JOHN DILG – opens a show in Chelsea, NYC. Such a gorgeous show! You really MUST MUST MUST see these paintings in person!!!!
If these paintings don’t make … Continue reading
Oh, yeah, we set up a YouTube channel. The page debuts with readings by Joel Craig, Tim Denevi, Devin King, Caroline Picard, and Geoffrey Nutter (below). www.youtube.com/makemag
As part of the Mission Creek Festival‘s LIT CRAWL, MAKE presents a reading at the Foxhead featuring Joel Craig, Tim Denevi, Devin King, Geoffrey Nutter, and Caroline Picard. The Whether Report‘s Jarrett Mitchell hosts.
Mission Creek 1st Annual Lit Crawl! Presented … Continue reading
These awesome teal totes were hand-screened by Spudnik Press and feature the issue 10 cover line by Lewis Warsh on one side and a drawing by Geoffrey Hamerlinck (also in issue 10) on the reverse. This lightweight tote is … Continue reading
Roussel’s experiment is located…not where the canonical figures of speech originate, but in that neutral space within language where the hollowness of the word is shown as an insidious void, arid and a trap. Roussel considers this game, which rhetoric exploited to extend its meaning, as a gap that is stretched open as wide as possible and meticulously measured. He felt there is, beyond the quasi-liberties of expression, an absolute emptiness of being that he must surround, dominate, and overwhelm with pure expression. He doesn’t want to duplicate the reality of another world, but in the spontaneous duality of language, he wants to discover an unexpected space and to cover it with things never said before. Continue reading
Veteran MAKE Book Reviewer Robert Duffer is now THE Chicago Literary Scene Reporter for online journal and current events knower, examiner.com. He recently interviewed fellow John McNally about his new book, Ghosts of Chicago.
Visit the site to sign-up for daily lit … Continue reading
This is good. He does the slamming.
WIndy City Story Slam
Brought to you by issue 1 contributor Bill Hillman.
Many people have moved to Portland, but few can claim to be a finalist in the Oregon Book Awards. Issue 2 contributor (short story, Andrew (A-Z) is a 2008 finalist for his book The Sum of His Syndromes
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“We are pleased to announce that Evanston essayist AMY LEACH will receive a 2008 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award, which is given annually to six women writers who demonstrate excellence and promise in the early stages of their careers. Now … Continue reading
Dean Rank’s film Head, which he wrote and directed, premieres Saturday, Sept. 13th at AV-aerie - 2000 W Fulton , Suite 310,
Chicago, IL. Doors open at 7:30 pm and the film screens at 8:30 pm. The screening will be … Continue reading
Morales’ newly released chapbook From Here You Can Almost See the End of the Desert is available from Momotombo Press.
And the long-anticipated Drowning Tucson is forthcoming in Spring 2010 from Coffee House Press. A short story from the book, “El Camino,” appeared … Continue reading
Kathleen Rooney is reading poetry right now at Quimby’s in Chicago. Let this be a announcement declaring all future readings by Ms. Rooney something to anticipate. She, along with issue 6 contributors Danielle Aquiline, John Beer, Lindsay Hunter, Amy … Continue reading