An Evening with Ruminate in Chicago

by Ruminate Magazine February 20, 2012

Join Ruminate Magazine contributors Allyson Armistead and Josh MacIvor-Andersen, along with the Ruminate staff, for conversation and a free reading at the historic downtown Hilton Chicago on Friday, March 2nd. Other Ruminate contributors that will be reading their work include Tania Runyan and Jeffrey G. Dodd, in addition to readings from friends of WordFarm Press and Rock and Sling Journal -- Bryan Dietrich, Ruth Goring, Christopher Howell, Amy McCann, and Alan Michael Parker. Grab a drink at the bar and then head to the 3rd Floor. We'll be in the Wiliford B Room, and we'll be serving light appetizers. The reading will begin at 7:00 and each reader will read just a short sampling of their work, which makes for a lively and interesting evening. We hope to see you there! WHEN: Friday, March 2nd 7:00-8:15 PM WHERE: The Hilton Chicago 3rd Floor, Wiliford B Room 720 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60605 Josh MacIvor-Andersen lives with his wife, a cat named Baby Kitty, and a brand new baby human. He is an award winning writer, teacher and tree climber. Josh blogs occasionally for Ruminate, and his piece "Flexing, Texting, and Flying" was selected by Al Haley as the winner of Ruminate's 2011 Nonfiction Prize and appears in Issue 20.   Allyson Armistead is a graduate of the MFA program at George Mason University. She was listed in Narrative Magazine as one of 30 Under 30 exceptional emerging writers, was nominated for the 2010 Best New American Voices anthology, and was the recipient of the Mary Roberts Rinehart Award in 2008.  She is currently at work on a novel, The Way of Lien, a story set around the events of the 1937 Nanking massacre. Allyson resides in the Washington, DC, area with her husband and cat. Her short story "Oasis" was selected by Leif Enger as the winner of Ruminate's 2011 Short Story Prize and appears in Issue 19.


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