CLM & Explore Chicago

Earlier this year, I was invited by Salli Berg Seely to visit her students at DePaul University. Her class, Explore Chicago, introduces freshman and sophomores to Chicago’s rich literary history. There’s a combination of writers and those who don’t think of themselves as such but, as you will read, certainly have a vivid imagination and the promise of a fluent pen. We mixed things up outside the … Continue reading CLM & Explore Chicago

CLM Turns 1

One year ago today an idea as mobile app was born as Chicago Literary Map welcomed the world. In turn, the world welcomed it. I have charted stories from people I would not otherwise meet, whose stories help paint a picture of what life is like, was like, or could be like in our broad shouldered city. I’ve also encouraged my family and friends to write, who are great storytellers, but have … Continue reading CLM Turns 1

Happy Stuffing & Free Download for All

Giving thanks and appreciating the small things as well as the big keeps this day a joy. I’d like to say thanks to all who have supported the Chicago Literary Map. The writers, whose voices are intersecting with each other and the space around them. Their words make this project possible. And lest not forget, our beloved Chicago and the spectacle that is the Thanksgiving … Continue reading Happy Stuffing & Free Download for All