Real Chicago: A Reading

Real Chicago: A Reading

Bill Hillmann, Ted Van Alst, Tony Bowers

Sun, December 9, 2018

3:30 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

MOVED TO CO-PROSPERITY SPHERE

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Bill Hillmann
Bill Hillmann
Bill Hillmann is the author of the award-winning, internationally- acclaimed, debut novel The Old Neighborhood. His writing has appeared in The Toronto Star, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune and NPR. Hillmann famously survived a near fatal goring in Pamplona July 9, 2014. He wrote about it in his memoir Mozos: A Decade Running With the Bulls of Spain. Hillmann appeared on NBC Today, CBS This Morning, CNN International and BBC World Service talking about his memoir. Hillmann has also told stories for NPR's Snap Judgement and shows internationally. He is a former Chicago Golden Gloves boxing champion currently at work on his Ph.D at UL-Lafayette.
Ted Van Alst
Ted Van Alst
Born in Uptown and raised across the North Side, Ted Van Alst is Associate Professor and Director of Indigenous Nations Studies at Portland State University. His short story collection about growing up in Chicago, Sacred Smokes, was published in August by the University of New Mexico Press, who also published his edited volume The Faster Redder Road: The Best UnAmerican Stories of Stephen Graham Jones. His work appears in collections such as Seeing Red, Visualities, and The Routledge Companion to Native American Literature. His fiction, essays, and photography have been published widely.
Tony Bowers
Tony Bowers
Tony Bowers is a native Chicagoan and graduate of Columbia College Chicago, with an MFA in Creative Writing. He also has a MAT from National Lewis University. Tony is the author of On the Nine, a collection of short stories from Vital Narrative Press. He is the 2006 recipient of the Follett Fellowship in creative writing. His work has appeared in several anthologies such as Hair Trigger, the Story Week Reader, Expressions from Englewood and The Essential Summer Reader.
Tony began his teaching career working as a middle school teacher of English Language Arts for Chicago Public Schools. After four years he transitioned to City Colleges as an Adjunct instructor of composition and developmental writing. He currently is a tenure track assistant professor at the College of DuPage. “I am living my best life right now. Writing and teaching writing. It doesn’t get any better.”
Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
http://www.hideoutchicago.com