Deep Dish Reading Series

Deep Dish is BACK!


For those of you who didn't catch this galactic series back in pre-pandemic times, it is a quarterly reading series for SFF and Speculative Fiction. We've had the likes of Cory Doctorow, Ada Palmer, Mary Robinette Kowal, Sue Burke, Mary Anne Mohanraj, Michael Moreci and more!

Join us this March as we welcome back this beloved reading series.


Feautured readers include: 

Angeli Primlani is a Chicago-based playwright, director, producer and actor. She was culture and features writer and online editor for The Prague Post in the Czech Republic. She was the founding Artistic Director of Accidental Shakespeare Theatre Company. Her play The Black Knight premiered in spring of 2022. The Marlen of Prague is her first novel.


Yvette Lisa Ndlovu is a Zimbabwean sarungano. Her debut short story collection Drinking from Graveyard Wells (University Press of Kentucky, Spring 2023) was selected for the 2021 UPK New Poetry & Prose Series. Her novel manuscript in progress was selected by George R.R. Martin for the Worldbuilder Scholarship. She is pursuing her MFA at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst where she teaches in the Writing Program and earned her BA at Cornell University. Her work has been supported by fellowships from the Tin House Workshop, Bread Loaf Writers Workshop, and the New York State Summer Writers Institute. She is the co-founder of the Voodoonauts Summer Workshop for Black SFF writers. Her work has been anthologized in the World Fantasy Award winning anthology Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction 2021 and the NAACP award-nominated anthology African Risen. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in F&SF, Lightspeed,, FANTASY Magazine, Columbia Journal, and Fiyah Literary Magazine. 


Dr. Tara Betts is the author of Refuse to Disappear, Break the Habit, and Arc & Hue. In addition to her work as a teaching artist and mentor for young poets, she has taught at Rutgers University, University of Illinois-Chicago, Northwestern University and at Stateville Prison via the Prison + Neighborhood Arts Project. She is the Inaugural Poet for the People Practitioner Fellow at University of Chicago. Betts currently teaches at DePaul University and serves as Poetry Editor at The Langston Hughes Review. She is also founder of the nonprofit organization The Whirlwind Learning Center on Chicago's South Side.


Event date: 
Thursday, March 16, 2023 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
1373 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622