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Events Tue Apr 21 2015

Big Venerable's Big Day, Matt Rowan Book Release at City Lit

Tomorrow, Wednesday April 22, join local writer Matt Rowan for the release of his newest novel, Big Venerable at City Lit Books, 2523 N. Kedzie Blvd. at 6:30pm.

The novel comes out from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography, a local press that makes limited run hand-bound books. Big Venerable is a collected work of short fiction that weaves through the lives of different characters from a fast food worker to a TV show contestant. The stories lean toward the dark and warped with a touch of humor.

Other readers supporting Rowan include local writers Ben Tanzer, Joseph G. Peterson, and Halle Butler.

Books will be on sale at the event. You can even ask for a signature if you stick around and chat with the author. The event is free and open to the public.

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