Archives: September 2014

This is the archive page for [September 2014]; below you should see headlines and summaries of all entries posted here that month. Click the appropriate link at each to read the entire entry.

The "Chicago After Dark" release party has a date! | September 29, 2014
CCLaP's newest book, the "city all-star" student anthology "Chicago After Dark," has been selling like gangbusters since its release last week; and now we're happy to announce the official citywide release party for the book, being held on Tuesday, October 28th at City Lit Books in the Logan Square neighborhood. Click through for all the details, plus more on our Columbia College celebration as well, October 17th at the school's "Stage Two" theater. | Read entire entry

CCLaP Podcast 120: The CCLaP Showcase with Paulette Livers | September 29, 2014
Today on the CCLaP Podcast, it's a special one-hour live recording from the September edition of our new "CCLaP Showcase" reading series and open mic, held at City Lit Books, this month featuring local author Paulette Livers performing from her novel "Cementville." Click through to download or stream the podcast right this moment. | Read entire entry

CCLaP Podcast 119: Author Paulette Livers | September 22, 2014
Today on the CCLaP Podcast, it's a one-hour talk with local writer Paulette Livers, author of the haunting and darkly poetic Vietnam War novel "Cementville," also being featured at tomorrow's CCLaP Showcase at City Lit Books. Click through to download or stream the interview right this moment. | Read entire entry

Book Review: "'Zine," by Pagan Kennedy | September 19, 2014
This week Karl Wolff reviews 'Zine, by Pagan Kennedy, a reprint of her original 'zine about hipster life in Allston, Mass. | Read entire entry

The CCLaP Weekender for September 19th is here! | September 19, 2014
The new edition of the CCLaP Weekender features a new piece of original fiction by Tim Fitts; a photography feature highlighting the work of French artist Claude Somot; and our usual look at the upcoming week of Chicago literary events. Click through to view or download it right this moment. | Read entire entry

Week of Updates: We have a new poster! | September 17, 2014
We're spending the week at CCLaP getting everyone updated on various things that have been happening around here behind the scenes, and today is a big one -- we have a new screenprinted poster available, designed by revered local illustrator Erik Rodriguez! Click through for photos and the purchase button -- only $9.99 for the 8 by 12 inch two-color poster, a bargain in any situation. | Read entire entry

Week of Updates: Our newest book is here! | September 15, 2014
It's been a busy month for us at CCLaP, and we have a major new announcement to make every day this week. Today -- our newest book is finally here, a "city all-star" student anthology called "Chicago After Dark," featuring work from 31 students at ten different universities, plus a brand-new introduction by Don De Grazia ("American Skin"). Click through for more, and to download a free ebook copy right this moment! | Read entire entry

The CCLaP Weekender for September 12th is here! | September 12, 2014
The new edition of the CCLaP Weekender features a new piece of original fiction by Oliver Zarandi; a photography feature highlighting the work of German artist Wolfwendy; and our usual look at the upcoming week of Chicago literary events. Click through to view or download it right this moment. | Read entire entry

Book Review: "In the American Night," by Christopher Bernard | September 5, 2014
This week Karl Wolff reviews "In the American Night," by Christopher Bernard, a short story collection filled with experimental form and scathing satire. | Read entire entry

CCLaP Podcast 118: The CCLaP Showcase with Amber Hargroder | September 2, 2014
Today on the CCLaP Podcast, it's a special one-hour live recording from the August edition of our new "CCLaP Showcase" reading series and open mic, held at the fantastic City Lit Books in the Logan Square neighborhood. This month's edition features a special performance from local playwright Amber Hargroder, reading from her new novel-in-progress. Click through to stream or download it right this moment. | Read entire entry