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About GB Book Club

GB Book Club Book Club is the literary section of Gapers Block, dedicated to Chicago-area authors, poets and literary events.

Editor

Miden WoodMiden Wood
Miden Wood, a native District of Columbian, still does not possess a proper hat for Chicago winter. Despite this setback, her cold head manages to conjure up some neat freelance writings, freestyle doodles, and other merry makings. If you happen to have a proper winter hat, she will trade you a drawing for it. Email her at miden@gapersblock.com.

Staff

Diego BáezDiego Báez
Diego Báez writes regularly for Whole Beast Rag and Booklist. Poetry, fiction, and other reviews have appeared most recently in Kweli, Hobart, and Rain Taxi. He lives and teaches in Uptown.

Andrew HuffAndrew Huff, Editor & Publisher
Andrew works deep into the night at his West Ridge two-flat, writing and editing and playing with the cats. He spends more time online than is healthy; follow along at me3dia.com. Email him at ah@gapersblock.com.

Robert KingettRobert Kingett
A blind journalist, game critic, book reviewer, and activist for the disabled and LGBT communities, Robert Kingett writes about life in the city on his blog, The Chicago Dream.

Erika PriceErika Price
Erika Price is a social psychologist at Loyola University Chicago, and an amateur writer and frequenter of Chicago's live lit events. Her work has been featured on The Paper Machete. When she isn't creeping in the back of some bookstore reading, she writes fiction and essays at erikadprice.tumblr.com.

Eden RobinsEden Robins
Eden Robins is a writer of fictions short and long, as well as of things that make money. She is a Chicago native and travel junkie, a recent convert to the church of whiskey, an occasional dildo salesman, and an infrequent blogger. She's hard at work on her second novel, a weird Western.

Kathryn PulkrabekKathryn Pulkrabek
Kathryn Pulkrabek can block out nearly any distraction by hiding behind a good book. When not riding her bike, discovering the next best patio wine or crafting the perfect one-liner, she works as a writer and editor.

Daphne SidorDaphne Sidor
Daphne moved to Chicago on impulse directly after graduating from a tiny New Mexico college where all she did was talk about books. A while later, she earned a master's degree in library science but somehow went on writing for a living instead. When she's not hanging out with her queer feminist book club or trying to recruit everyone she's ever known to move here, she mostly makes music and rides her bike.

Emilie SybergEmilie Syberg
Emilie Syberg writes very small plays for her very small blog, Pocket Plays. She enjoys poetry and loves a good tale of derring-do. Her greatest literary influence is L.M Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables. Seriously, great stuff.

John WawrzaszekJohn Wawrzaszek
John Wawrzaszek, a born and raised Chicagoan, is enrolled in Columbia College's Fiction Writing program. Along with publishing the Muse, the News, and the Noose, he is an organizer for the Chicago Zine Fest and curates the reading series Two Cookie Minimum.

Contributors

John WilmesJohn Wilmes
John Wilmes is a writer living in Chicago. He is a co-founder of Meekling Press, writes for the ESPN TrueHoop Network and Chicago Sport & Society, and contributes regularly to Mutable Sound and NewCity. He is, also, @johnjilmywilmes and john.a.wilmes@gmail.com.

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