DAVID V. MATTHEWS wrote a pro-They Might Be Giants letter that the music magazine Option published in its May/June 1989 issue. (He still likes the TMBG song "Nightgown of the Sullen Moon.") He also wrote the 2015 book Meltdown in the Cereal Aisle, a short-story collection that the author Chuck Kinder (inspiration for the main character in Michael Chabon's novel Wonder Boys) called "heart-breaking and humorous and hard to put down." Mr. Matthews also maintains a presence on Facebook and on WordPress. Oh, and he stars in Aspie Seeks Love, a 2015 documentary that has played to national and international acclaim.
As part of his one-stop Frequent Zoom Tour, he will read from his fiction, including from his upcoming novel about media production, Obama-era politics, and sexual paranoia.
Liz Baudler is a freelance writer who writes for Newcity and the Windy City Times. She also cohosts Sappho's Salon, a monthly performance series about gender, sexuality and feminism over at Women and Children First. Find Liz in coffee shops and bookstores and on a submarine. You will know her by the bombastic hand gestures and stylish blazer.
Christian TeBordo is the author of five books. The most recent is Toughlahoma (Rescue Press, Open Prose Series, 2015). He lives with his family in Chicago, where he is Assistant Professor of English and Director of the MFA Program at Roosevelt University.
Brendan Tynan Buck is a Chicago based writer of nerdy literature and science fiction who earned his BFA in fiction writing from Columbia College Chicago. His work has appeared in the Stories Afloat Anthology and Stranglet Journal. In addition to his fiction, he freelances for New City Magazine, where he contributes book reviews, interviews, and author profiles. When he is not writing, Brendan can be found lifting boxes for a big box retailer, spending too much of his money on Magic cards, or arguing about giant robots on the internet.