Upcoming Events

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Hey Liberal, A Reading

Wednesday, February 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm at the Village Chicago

Members & guests–free. To RSVP, please click here. The day before this event, registered attendees will receive a confirmation email with a link to join via Zoom

Join us for a special event with local author Shawn Shiflett, who will read an excerpt from his new novel. Hey Liberal!is a story about a white boy going to a predominately Black high school in Chicago during the late 1960’s, has received rave reviews and acclaim from Booklist, The Chicago Tribune, Kirkus Review, Newcity Lit, Windy City Review, Mary Mitchell (Chicago Sun-Times), Rick Kogan (WGN Radio), and others. Following the reading, Shawn will share stories about coming of age in Lincoln Park during the 1960’s, experiences that inspired him to write the novel, which he describes as “autobiographical fiction.”


Craft Talk: Writers Dreaming

May 21-23, Writing Retreat - Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts

I will be giving a workshop at the Mining the Story Writing Retreat on the subject of 'Craft Talk: Writers Dreaming'. Manuscript consultations are available, too. Please click here to find out further details of the retreat. 

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My Secret Lives, A Reading

June 27th, Sunday Salon Chicago

I'll be reading from My Secret Lives (A Murmur of Dreams) at the Sunday Salon Chicago -- click here for details.