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Friday, December 2

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Events Wed Oct 30 2013

Friend. Follow. Text. Book Release this Weekend

cover-friend-follow-text_large.jpgWriting and social media intersect in the new book Friend. Follow. Text. #storiesFromLivingOnline. Celebrate the book launch this Saturday, November 2 at 5:30pm at City Lit Books, 2325 N. Kedzie.

Friend. Follow. Text. is an anthology exploring the connection between social media and literary fiction. As the digital age drifts further from the printed word, it also provides the opportunity for massive amounts of published personal narratives. The book showcases work inspired by all forms of social media.

Reading will be contributors Ben Tanzer, Operations Manager of This Zine Will Change Your Life, Director of Publicity and Content Strategy at Curbside Splendor Publishing, and author of the novel Orpahns; Wyl Villacres, writer and blogger you can find on Twitter at @wyllinois; Lisa Mrock, writer and student at Columbia College's Fiction Writing Department; Steve Karas, reviewer at Review Review; and Megan Stielstra, author of the story collection Everyone Remain Calm and Literary Director of 2nd Story.

Books will be available at the reading.

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