Archives: April 2015

This is the archive page for [April 2015]; 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.

Announcing the triumphant 2015 return of the CCLaP Weekender! | April 24, 2015
Announcing the triumphant 2015 return of the Pushcart-Prize-nominated CCLaP Weekender! This week's issue features a new original piece of fiction by Chicago author Matt Rowan; a photography feature by Arizona artist Paul Blair Gordon; and a look at the next seven days of literary events happening all across the city. Click through to download the free PDF right this moment. | Read entire entry

Book Review: "Metamorphosis," by Nicholas Mosley | April 23, 2015
Today at CCLaP, Chris Schahfer reviews Nicholas Mosley's "Metamorphosis," which Chris found interesting in its concepts but lacking as an actual novel: "I'm all about the novel of ideas, but you have to have some novel to back up your ideas, and that's just not happening here." | Read entire entry

Reminder: The "Big Venerable" release party is tonight! | April 22, 2015
Just a reminder that the release party for CCLaP's newest book, Matt Rowan's story collection "Big Venerable," is tonight from 6:30 to 8 pm at City Lit Books in the Logan Square neighborhood (2523 N. Kedzie). Hope to see all you Chicagoans there! | Read entire entry

Say hello to CCLaP's newest book, Matt Rowan's "Big Venerable!" | April 20, 2015
It's a mid-month Monday, which means it must be time for a new CCLaP 2015 book! Today we're proud to announce local author Matt Rowan's new story collection "Big Venerable," which kicks off a three-month series of story collections by Chicago writers. Click through for a lot more information, and to order a copy of the book right this moment. | Read entire entry

American Odd: "A Curious Man," by Neal Thompson | April 17, 2015
Today at CCLaP, Karl Wolff continues his essay series "American Odd" with a look into the life of Robert L. Ripley, cartoonist, showman, media icon ... Believe It or Not! | Read entire entry

Stalking the Behemoth: "The Sot-Weed Factor," by John Barth | April 16, 2015
Today at CCLAP, Chris Schahfer reviews "The Sot-Weed Factor," John Barth's influential postmodern comedy, as part of his "Stalking the Behemoth" series. Says Chris, "you can think of it as a great bawdy comedy or a study of identity or a building-of-the-artist." | Read entire entry

Book Review: "An Untamed State," by Roxane Gay | April 7, 2015
Today at CCLaP, Chris Schahfer reviews Roxane Gay's "An Untamed State," which tells the story of an American woman kidnapped in Haiti. Says Chris, it turns "from kidnap narrative to road novel as it moves along." | Read entire entry

Book Review: "All the Happiness You Deserve," by Michael Piafsky | April 3, 2015
Today at CCLaP, Karl Wolff reviews "All the Happiness You Deserve" by Michael Piafsky, the life story of Scott, a Midwestern kid, told through the narrative use of Tarot cards. | Read entire entry