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Two Authors Talking: Kyle Beachy and Amy Shearn

Aug 23, 13


Published:

MAKE Literary Productions and City Lit Books present:

Two Authors Talking

When: Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 6:30 p.m.

Where: City Lit Books, 2523 North Kedzie Boulevard in Logan Square.

Cost: Free

Featuring:

• Readings from Chicago-based author Kyle Beachy (The Slide) and Brooklyn-based author Amy Shearn (How Far Is the Ocean from Here and just-released The Mermaid of Brooklyn).

• A conversation between the two authors regarding their novels, the writing process, skateboarding, major American cities, and much more.

• Cold beverages.

More on authors:

Kyle Beachy is the author of a novel, The Slide (The Dial Press), and is an Assistant Professor at Roosevelt University, where he teaches creative writing and lectures on American literature. He is also a contributing editor at MAKE Magazine; his collaboration with graphic novelist and illustrator Anders Nilsen is featured in the upcoming issue themed “Visual Culture.” Visit him at http://www.kylebeachy.com/

Amy Shearn is the author of How Far Is the Ocean from Here and The Mermaid of Brooklyn (Touchstone / Simon & Schuster). She is a graduate of the University of Iowa and the University of Minnesota’s MFA program. Her work has appeared in Real Simple, Martha Stewart Living, The Millions, Poets & Writers, The L Magazine, Opium, and Five Chapters, and she writes for Oprah.com and RedbookMag.com. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children. Visit her atwww.amyshearnwrites.com.


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