Past Events Gallery

Radio Interview with Rick Kogan

To listen to my interview on "Late Night with Rick Kogan" WGN Radio -- 720AM, click here

Hey, Liberal! Launch Party

Emcee Eric Charles May (author of BEDROCK FAITH) interviewed me at the Hey, Liberal! launch party. Drawing by Sunshine Benbelkacemragraph

Hey, Liberal! Launch Party

And here I am with Eric May in the flesh. Think the cartoon is a good likeness?

Hey, Liberal! Launch Party

Book launch for Hey, Liberal! at the Greenhouse Theatre, Chicago

Hey, Liberal! Launch Party

Launch party cake!

Barnes & Noble

Reading and Q&A at Barnes & Noble, Oak Brook Center, IL

Book expo

The Chicago Novel: A Sense of Place with Gina Francello and Gint Aras, moderated by Toni Neale at Book Expo 2016

The Book Stall, Winnetka, IL

Reading with Christine Maul Rice (author of SWARM THEORY, a novel in stories) at The Book Stall, Winnetka, IL

57th Street Books

On Virginity in Fiction and in Life, with author Christine Sneed at 57th Street Books, Hyde Park, Chicago

Harold Washington Library, Chicago

Interview with Charles Johnson as part of the Columbia College Creative Writing Series

Beverly Arts Center

Author Afternoon Literary Event at the Beverly Arts Center with Penny Bigelow Golden

Book Expo

The Chicago Review Press booth at the Book Expo 2016

Interview on KUCI 88.9 FM

Click here for my radio interview with co-host Nicole Nelson in Writers on Writing on KUCI 88.9 FM. In the second half, Barbara DeMarco-Barrett talks to Jim Fusilli, editor of, and contributor to Crime Plus Music.

Signature Showcase

Columbia College Chicago Friends of the Library Winter 2017 Signature Showcase

Path to Published

Chicago Writers Association event: Path to Published. A panelist of five authors share their journey to their traditionally published and self-published books.

Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts

Life into Fiction, a brief generative workshop and manuscript consultations at the Shake Rag Alley Writers Retreat: 'Mining The Story.

Summer Social 2017

Special guest at the Chicago Writers Association and the Illinois Woman’s Press Association 5th Annual Summer Social

Chicago Writers' Association

Fiction Panel - Let's Pick Their Brains, with Katrina Kittle, Kelly Harms, & moderator Randy Richardson at the Let’s Just Write! An Uncommon Writers Conference

Chicago Writers' Association

Fiction Panel - Let's Pick Their Brains, with Katrina Kittle, Kelly Harms, & moderator Randy Richardson at the Let’s Just Write! An Uncommon Writers Conference

Chicago Writers' Association

My presentation: The Intersection of Life and Fiction at the Let’s Just Write! An Uncommon Writers Conference

Chicago Writers' Association

Fiction Panel - Let's Pick Their Brains, with Katrina Kittle, Kelly Harms, & moderator Randy Richardson at the Let’s Just Write! An Uncommon Writers Conference

Western Springs IL Book Club

Western Springs Illinois Book Club

Tamale Hut Cafe Reading

Featured reader at the Tamale Hut Cafe Reading Series

Chicago Writers' Association panel

Moderating a panel on Memoirs and Personal Essays: the Art of Writing Your Story

Playtime with Bill Turck and Kerri K

Click here to listen to my radio interview at Playtime with Bill Turck and Kerri Kendall on 1550 WCGO Evanston, IL (it starts 33.35 mins in)

CWA's Just Write! Conference 2019

Moderating this panel of dedicated publishers: Emily Victorson (Allium Press), Rick Kaempfer, (Eckhartz Press), Jerry Brennan (Tortoise Books), and Dennis Foley (Side Street Press)

Board of Directors

Board of Directors, Chicago Writers Association

Hypertext Magazine Event

The Write On Hypertext Magazine Reading and Fundraiser to celebrate 10 years of fiction, essays, poetry & visual art.

Galena Lit Fest 2020

Galena Lit Fest 2020

Galena LitFest 2020

Dreams in Fiction workshop at the Galena LitFest 2020. Thanks to Galena Public Library for the image.

Greenhouse Theater

Reading a dream piece, titled Birth, at the tribute event for Shawn's father at the Greenhouse Theatre, Chicago. Thanks to Samantha Hoffman for the photo.

Networking for Writers Panel

Shawn moderated the Networking for Writers panel for the Chicago Writers Association. Panelists: Patricia Ann McNair, Randy Richardson, Tina Jenkins Bell & Sandra Jackson-Opoku

© 2016 by Shawn Shiflett.