Chicago, known as the windy city, and now, home of the 1st Longshot Island magazine reading event.

Hosted at the Book Cellar, Thursday, June 22, 2017 – 7:00pm.

Thanks to Ruth White for organizing the evening, Mary Iwanicki for promoting it, and the authors for reading their work.

Sam Claussen is a short story author, novelist, and professional procrastinator. His work has been featured in Sanitarium Magazine, Ampersand Literary and Blackbird Magazine. He was born and raised in Iowa, and currently resides in Des Moines with his son, Leland, who he loves, and his dog, Ellie, who he tolerates.

Edith Clark is a former public health professional who is delighted to be using her retirement to write novels and short stories. She’s been published in the Slippery Elm Literary Journal and in Threads, an anthology of short stories published by Neoglyphic Entertainment. Edith grew up in post-war Ann Arbor, Michigan, and is drawn to the 1940s as a source for stories. She lives on a cliff overlooking the windward shore of Lake Michigan, in a home purchased by her great grandmother in 1903.

Justin Kern is a freelance writer and nonprofit marketing human. His words have appeared in Utne Reader, Belt, Forth, Longshot Island, Milwaukee Record and in daily newspapers in New York and Wisconsin. He lives in Milwaukee with his wife and cats.

Special thanks to The Book Cellar in Chicago for hosting this event. Independent bookstores rock!

Filming provided courtesy of Kathy Pulkrabek of Podcast XX, Will Travel: