A Conversation with Eric Charles May and Preston Allen, Hosted by Johnny Temple: Columbia College Chicago Story Week Festival of Writers
Date: Thu. March 20, 2014
Time: 11:00 am
Harold Washington Library Center
Cindy Pritzker Auditorium
400 S. State Street
About this event:
Columbia College Chicago Department of Creative Writing presents the 18th Annual Story Week Festival of Writers programs in partnership with the Chicago Public Library.
The conversation is sure to be lively when Eric Charles May and Preston Allen join host Johnny Temple in conversation!
Eric Charles May is an associate professor of Fiction Writing at Columbia College Chicago. A Chicago native and former reporter for the Washington Post, his fiction has appeared in the magazines Fish Stories, F and Criminal Class. In addition to his Post reporting, his nonfiction has appeared in Sport Literate, the Chicago Tribune and the personal essay anthology Briefly Knocked Unconscious by a Low-Flying Duck.
Preston L. Allen is a recipient of a State of Florida Individual Artist Fellowship and the Sonja H. Stone Prize in Fiction. His work has been anthologized in Las Vegas Noir, Miami Noir, Brown Sugar, and numerous literary journals, including the Seattle Review, Crab Orchard Review and Black Renaissance Noire. His novels All or Nothing and Jesus Boy have received rave reviews from the New York Times. He teaches writing in South Florida.
Johnny Temple is publisher and editor in chief of Akashic Books.
Seating in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium is available first come, first served, 385 max. Once capacity is reached, seating is no longer available. Books may be purchased and authors will sign books at the program's conclusion. For additional information visit Story Week Festival of Writers.
Eric Charles May, top, by Michael David Sims
Preston Allen, bottom, by Phillip Roche