First Annual Halloween Affair

The Chicago Review of Books and Volumes Bookcafe are teaming up with eight Chicago authors to present the First Annual Halloween Affaire, an evening of food, drink, and creepy tales. The party goes from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, October 27th at Volumes. Literary costumes are required (characters, creatures, authors, title puns, et cetera), and the three best costumes (judged by the staff at Volumes and the CHIRB) will win free advance readers copies of forthcoming books by Chicago-based authors (see below).

Capacity is limited (fire codes and all), so reserve your space now by purchasing a ticket via Eventbrite. Your ticket is also good for one drink and as much finger food as you can eat.

The following Chicago-based authors will share their favorite creepy, lightning-fast tales and poems throughout the evening, and will be available for pestering (and the signing of books):

7:30 Cabal
Jac Jemc, author of The Grip of It
Rebecca Makkai, author of The Hundred-Year House
Martin Seay, author of The Mirror Thief
Kathleen Rooney, author of Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk

8:30 Cabal
Maryse Meijer, author of Heartbreaker: Stories
Kim Brooks, author of The Houseguest
Michael Moreci, author of Black Star Renegades (Jan 2018)
Toni Nealie, author of The Miles Between Me

The three winners of the Literary Costume Contest will receive free advanced readers copies of forthcoming books from Chicago-based authors (titles TBA).

Event date: 
Friday, October 27, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
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