September 24, 2012

CCLaP's Podcast Dreadful, 4 of 12

CCLaP's Podcast Dreadful

Today on the CCLaP Podcast, it's episode 4 of A Podcast Dreadful, the center's 12-part serial-fiction audiobook anthology taking place every Monday this autumn. Today's episode was recorded live this last Friday, September 21st, at Quimby's Bookstore in Wicker Park, and includes:

"Steamhouse," part 4 of 12, by Davis Schneiderman: In which we finally see a terrifying example of The System, the augmented-reality machine stolen from foreign interests that is holding together the suburban Chicago post-apocalyptic society where our story takes place;

"The Gothickers," part 4 of 12, by Keith McCleary and Sophia G. Starmack: In which a harp lesson is endured, a laboratory is defiled, and our Victorian detective siblings learn more about their new case;

"The Preacher Man," part 1 of 6, by Jason Fisk: In which we are introduced to the small-town crooked minister and the violent man-child who stand at the center of this dark story;

"Dr. Lazarus Faust and the Anarchist Masquerade," part 4 of 12, by Karl Wolff: In which our famed alchemist and libertine enlists the aid of a Romany friend in his investigation of the murder of a Viennese aristocrat;

and "Bad Penny," part 4 of 12, by Jacob S. Knabb: In which a young woman does some private snooping into an unsolved murder in early 20th-century rural West Virginia that has captivated her small town.

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Cast and crew bios:

Davis Schneiderman ("Steamhouse") is a multimedia artist and writer and the author or editor of ten print and audio works, including the novels Drain (TriQuarterly/Northwestern), the DEAD/BOOKS trilogy (Jaded Ibis), including the blank novel, Blank: a novel, with audio from Dj Spooky, and the forthcoming [SIC] and INK; and the co-edited collections Retaking the Universe: Williams S. Burroughs in the Age of Globalization (Pluto) and The Exquisite Corpse: Chance and Collaboration in Surrealism's Parlor Game (Nebraska). His creative work has appeared in numerous publications including Fiction International, The Chicago Tribune, The Iowa Review, TriQuarterly, and Exquisite Corpse, and he blogs for The Huffington Post, The Nervous Breakdown, and Big Other. He is Chair of the English Department at Lake Forest College, and also Director of Lake Forest College Press/&NOW Books. He edits The &NOW AWARDS: The Best Innovative Writing.

Keith McCleary ("The Gothickers") is a student in the MFA program at UCSD, and is the author and illustrator of two graphic novels, Killing Tree Quarterly (2008) and Top of the Heap (2009), from Terminal Press. His work has been featured in or is forthcoming from various publications including Heavy Metal, Flash, and Weave. He has served as an editor for Kill Screen magazine.

Sophia Starmack ("The Gothickers") received an MA in French and Francophone Literature from Bryn Mawr College, and is currently completing an MFA in Poetry at Sarah Lawrence College. She works as a teacher and tutor in New York City. Her work has recently been selected to appear in Best New Poets 2012.

Jason Fisk is a husband, a father, and a dog owner. He lives in Chicago-land. He has had poems and fiction published in numerous publications. He is the author of Salt Creek Anthology, a collection of micro-fiction published by CCLaP; the fierce crackle of fragile wings, a collection of poetry published by Six Gallery Press; as well as two peotry chapbooks, The Sagging: Spirits and Skin, and Decay, both published by Propaganda Press.

Karl Wolff ("Dr. Lazarus Faust and the Anarchist Masquerade") was born in Milwaukee and went to college at Madison for an undergraduate degree in History. He has worked as a production hand at a local Milwaukee TV station, as a teaching assistant for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Department of History, and as a museum curator for a local historical society in Rochester, Minnesota. He currently run two blogs: The Driftless Area Review (book reviews and critical commentary) and Coffee is for Closers (about the collision of pop culture and politics), as well as writing book reviews and other critical essays for CCLaP.

Jacob S. Knabb ("Bad Penny") is both a villain and a scallawag and his words are marinated in the devil's teardrops. Rumor has it that he resides in Chicago where he serves as a publisher of scurrilous paper editions of the sorts of filth and flarn the likes of which few can even conceive.

Ken Kase (music) is a musician, songwriter and composer who records and produces works as a solo artist and composes music for broadcast and Internet media. He lives and works in St. Louis, MO.

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Filed by Jason Pettus at 8:37 AM, September 24, 2012. Filed under: CCLaP Podcast | CCLaP Publishing | Events | Literature |