I want to thank everyone who made it out in the middle of a rainstorm this Tuesday, to attend the inaugural edition of our new reading series, the CCLaP Showcase over at City Lit Books in the Logan Square neighborhood. The storm unfortunately kept things intimate that night, but a fun time was had by all, and headliner Bill Hillman was his usual funny, gregarious self. The recording of the show will be going up at the podcast not this coming Monday but the Monday after that, so I hope you'll have a chance to check it out when it's available. As always, my many thanks to not only the staff of City Lit for having us, but to summer interns Anna Thiakos and Taylor Carlile for producing and running the show.
And hey, look who we got to be the feature for our July show, coming up on the 22nd -- it's popular local writer and professor Eric Charles May, whose Chicago-set social realist drama Bedrock Faith was loved by our reviewer Travis Fortney back when he reviewed it a few months ago. I've never actually seen Eric perform before, so I'm really looking forward to this, and I hope you are too. As always, there will be six open-mic slots available as well, at five minutes apiece (strictly timed); so if you'd like to sign up for one in advance, simply drop us a line at cclapcenter [at] gmail.com with your name and short bio. Here's hoping the weather will be a little kinder to us next time, and do make sure to stop by this event's Facebook page for more details.