Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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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.


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


Brianna KratzBrianna Kratz
Brianna Kratz has a B.A. in English Writing from Illinois Wesleyan University where she learned the importance of "the poetic turn," the difference between thee and you, and how to read Middle English. She lives on the Internet a lot of the time and you can follow her on Twitter.

Adam MorganAdam Morgan
Adam Morgan is an author, lecturer, and screenwriter in Chicago. He completed his MFA in fiction and screenwriting at Roosevelt University, and has taught writing, screenwriting, and English as an adjunct professor at multiple universities. His latest book is a natural history of the North Carolina piedmont.

Jeremy Owens Jeremy Owens
Jeremy grew up in the rice fields of Stuttgart, Arkansas (the rice and duck capital of the world) but claims naturalized citizenship in Chicago. He came to the Windy City a few years ago to earn his MFA in acting at Roosevelt University and in spite of the cold has yet to leave. In his free time Jeremy hosts and produces an ongoing live-lit show known as You're Being Ridiculous. He lives in Rogers Park with his husband and their dog Sally Field. You can follow Jeremy on Twitter @jeremyashley or find him at

Emma TerhaarEmma Terhaar
Emma Terhaar is an East Coast transplant, but when asked, she proudly tells people she's from Uptown. She spends 40 hours a week blogging for a nonprofit, and the other 128 hours thinking about blogging for the non-profit, cooking elaborate meals on her George Foreman grill, sleeping, ranting to people about her blogging and G. Foreman grilling, and attending live lit events around Chicago. Email her, but be wary, she may send you some unasked for links to her nonprofit's blog and grill recipe ideas.

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.


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.

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

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