Friday, October 31, 2008

The Fixx Reading Series

Last night, Ben and our good friends Tim Hall (pictured) and Robert Duffer had the privileage of being a part of the Fixx Reading Series hosted by Amy Guth. The event was mainly a release party for Tim's new book Full of It. Good times were had by all!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Drawing on Sunlight

Part of the concept for the new book (Sunlight at Midnight, Darkness at Noon) is to have an illustration leading into each section of the book. The book itself is divided into eleven sections, one for each month, starting in Feb. 2002 and ending in Dec. 2002.

Here is a rough sketch for February and its inspiration.

...took a bit of a break there, now five thirty something a.m., I am just cruising along, no time now, a number only. it is good when you hit that stride, that level, that note, that centering essential tonality, something, understand? like the words are writing you, that is how you know the good poem is tumbling forth, spilling, spent. "CLAW AT STARS..." "THROWING HATCHETS OFF SKYSCRAPERS..." glad to know the truths I see drive you further towards your own. ~ February 12th, 2002 - from Cunningham

All illustrations, including the cover, for Sunlight will be done by the incredible hand of Chris Szostek.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Orange Alert Reading Series!

I am extremly pleased to have four amazing writers agree to launch The Orange Alert Reading Series. Held at The Whistler, the aim is to be on par with the other sucessful reading series in town. Like The Fixx (where Ben will be reading on Oct. 30th!) and Reading Under The Influence (where Ben will be reading on 11/5!).

Thanks to Spencer Dew, Ben Tanzer, Stephanie Kuehnert, and Robert Duffer.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Ben Gets a Fixx

To launch the move of the Fixx Reading Series to The Book Cellar, Thursday October 30th... Check out this line-up!

Robert Duffer
Tim Hall
Ben Tanzer

Fixx Reading Series @ The Book Cellar 4736-38 N. Lincoln Ave.Chicago, IL