Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Rob McCarthy in New Issue of One Story

"Stag," a story by former 9L staffer Rob McCarthy, is featured in the latest issue of One Story. Check it out!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

New Book Round-Up

Check out these new books from 9L contributors:

In the Sun’s House: My Year Teaching on the Navajo Reservation by Kurt Caswell (vol. 4, no. 2)

"An exquisitely written, consistently thoughtful, and engaging work . . . Its scrupulous personal honesty and research into the Navajos combine to produce a rich literary experience, as engrossing as a novel yet buoyed by the sense of a reliable observer bearing witness to what actually happened." - Phillip Lopate

Broken Sonnets by Kathleen Kirk (vol. 4, no. 1)
"...challenging, confrontational, and full of surprises….The collection addresses what breaks us and then asserts that “to be broken is to be whole.” Wielding this contradiction, Kirk stares down fear and dares to be sexy!” - Joyce Wilson

From the Fever World by Jehanne Dubrow (vol. 5, no. 2)

"Composed in the voice of the imaginary Yiddish poet Ida, these poems are subtle, musically complex, and frequently startling in their immediacy, violence, and grace." - Kevin Prufer

Scorch Atlas by Blake Butler (vol. 5, no. 1)

"Butler is an original force who is fearless with form... The design is appropriately disarming, an apt part of the overall barrage by this inventive and deeply promising young author." —Time Out New York

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Carr Reading Series - Alumni Authors

The Carr Reading Series wraps up for the semester with Illinois alumni authors, Mike Czyzniejewski and Matthew Frank.

When: Today, October 14 at 4:30pm
Where: Illini Union Bookstore, 2nd floor (Author's Corner)

The event is free and open to the public, so get out of the rain and listen to some great poetry and fiction.

Also, check out Smile Politely's interviews with Mike Czyzniejewski and Matthew Frank.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Illinois Alumni Authors Week

UIUC alums, Michael Czyzniejewski and Matthew Frank, are on campus this week as part of Illinois Alumni Authors Week. They've been visiting classes and participating in craft and career talks with students. Today, Czyzniejewski, editor of the Mid-American Review, will be part of an editing talk with 9L's editor, Jodee Stanley at 4:00pm in room 69 of the English Building.

All of this leads up to the main event tomorrow when Czyzniejewski and Frank read at the Illini Union Bookstore (Author's Corner, 2nd floor), 4:30pm, as part of The Carr Reading Series.

If you're in or around Urbana-Champaign tomorrow, please stop by. As always, The Carr Reading Series is free and open to the public. Hope to see you there!

Quickies Reading Series

If you're in or around Chicago tonight, check out the Quickies reading series featuring, among others, 9L contributor, Blake Butler (vol. 5, no. 1) and UIUC MFA candidate, Aaron Burch.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

The Pleasures of Saudade

Philip Graham week continues! Head on over to The Morning News to check out Philip's article about Portuguese music, "The Pleasures of Saudade."

Also, don't forget that Philip's tour to promote his new book, The Moon, Come to Earth, starts next week. Check out the tour dates.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Carr Reading Series

We're breaking in with a special announcement. Television writer/producer, Bernard Lechowick is reading today as part of the Carr Reading Series.

When: Today, October 7, at 4:30
Where: Illini Union Bookstore, 2nd Floor (Author's Corner)

This event is free and open to the public. Hope to see you there!

Philip Graham Tour Dates

It's Philip Graham week on the 9L blog and rightfully so. McSweeney's has posted Philip's tour dates in support of his new book. The Moon, Come to Earth: Dispatches from Lisbon. The tour dates, locations, and times are conveniently listed below. Good times are guaranteed.

Tuesday, October 13
Slonim Living Room
Sarah Lawrence College
6:30 p.m.

Friday, October 16
Rifkind Room, 6/316
The City College of New York
160 Convent Avenue
6 p.m.

Thursday, October 22
Richardson Library, Room 300
DePaul University (Lincoln Park Campus)
2350 N. Kenmore
6 p.m.

Friday, October 30
Meacham Writers' Workshop
University Center, Raccoon Mountain Room
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
7 p.m.

Thursday, November 9
Illini Union Bookstore
South Wright Street
University of Illinois
4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 18
Prairie Lights Bookstore
15 South Dubuque Street
Iowa City, Iowa
7 p.m.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Interviews with Philip Graham

Ninth Letter's fiction editor, Philip Graham, has a new book coming out in November, The Moon, Come to Earth: Dispatches from Lisbon. To gear up for the release of the book, check out the Write the Book and Oronte Churm interviews with Philip.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Stacey Levine

The Carr Reading Series continues today with fiction writer Stacey Levine. Here are the details:

When: Monday, October 5 at 4:30
Where: Illini Union Bookstore, Author's Corner (2nd floor)

The Carr Reading Series is free and open to the public. Hope to see you there!