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Events Sat Aug 24 2013

Quickies Returns for a Minute

Hunter,Lindsay(c)ZachDodson_Tumblr.pngBy the time it went on hiatus in 2011, Quickies seemed to have perfected the reading-series formula. First: get lots and lots of readers, and you're guaranteed a good crowd. Second: favor an edgy, funny sensibility that makes the crowd sit up and pay attention. Third: have it at a good bar (usually the Innertown Pub). And finally: strictly enforce a limit of four minutes of prose to cut any potential boredom off at the pass. It all made for a laid-back, exceedingly accessible night out on the town.

Mary Hamilton, Lindsay Hunter, and company will try to recreate that magic in a one-off event at The Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia) on Monday, August 26 at 8pm. The lineup is packed with Quickies alums and other local-lit movers and shakers. Hunter herself has just published short-story collection Don't Kiss Me, and she'll be joined by readers including Samantha Irby (Meaty), Jac Jemc (My Only Wife), Jonathan Messinger, and Chris Terry. Plus a half-dozen others. Time your trips to the bar or the bathroom wisely so as not to miss your favorites.

Photo of Lindsay Hunter © Zach Dodson.

 
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John Wawrzaszek / August 25, 2013 10:50 PM

Here's a blast from the past, an article on the 2011 Quickies finale (and my first article on Gapers Block):

http://gapersblock.com/bookclub/2011/06/10/quickies_the_final_whistle_blows/

Daphne S / August 26, 2013 12:46 PM

Nice, John! Pretty sure I was at that one.

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