CCLaP Podcast 117: The CCLaP Showcase with Eric Charles May
Today on the CCLaP Podcast, it's a special one-hour live recording from the July edition of our new "CCLaP Showcase" reading series and open mic, held at the fantastic City Lit Books in the Logan Square neighborhood (2523 N. Kedzie). This month's edition features a special performance from popular local author and professor Eric Charles May, reading from his novel "Bedrock Faith." Posted on by Jason Pettus 
Photos from this week’s CCLaP Showcase; plus look who’s performing in August!
Thanks to everyone who made it out to this week's CCLaP Showcase, featuring the great Eric Charles May; this blog post shares some photos from the event. Plus, we're proud to announce today that the playwright Amber Hargroder will be the featured headliner of our August event on the 26th, performing from various works of hers (including her recen solo hit "Marilyn Monroe, Whoever You Are"). Click through for more! Posted on by Jason Pettus 
The CCLaP Weekender for July 25th is here!
This week's edition of the CCLaP Weekender features a new piece of original fiction by Rachel Litchman; a photography feature highlighting the work of Bulgarian artists Panayot Savov and Sabina Yordanova, collectively known as "Robots on Film;" and our usual look at the upcoming week of local literary events happening all across the city. Click through to download or view it online right this second. Posted on by Jason Pettus 
CCLaP Podcast 116: The CCLaP Showcase featuring Bill Hillman
Today on the CCLaP Podcast, it's a special half-hour live recording from the first edition of our new "CCLaP Showcase" reading series and open mic, this time featuring a performance from author Bill Hillman, who has recently been making national headlines because of being gored by a bull at this year's festival in Pamplona (but listen to this episode for more of his thoughts on the subject). And don't forget tonight's Showcase, featuring Eric Charles May, at City Lit Books at 6:30! Don't let the coming rainstorm keep you at home! Posted on by Jason Pettus 
The CCLaP Weekender for July 18th is here!
This week's edition of the CCLaP Weekender features a new piece of original fiction by Daniel Gonzalez; a photography feature highlighting the work of California artist Heather Killion; and our usual look at the upcoming week of local literary events happening all across the city. Click through to download it or read it online right this minute. Plus don't forget next week's CCLaP Showcase at City Lit featuring Eric Charles May! Posted on by Jason Pettus 
CCLaP Rare: The “Beau Geste” trilogy (Beau Geste, Beau Sabreur, Beau Ideal, 1925-28), by P.C. Wren, First Editions First Printings
Today's rare-book auction at CCLaP is a special edition -- first editions, first printings of all three volumes of the "Beau Geste" trilogy by P.C. Wren, the books that singlehandedly established every trope we now know about French Foreign Legion adventure stories. Being offered for half their insurance value just to inspire an actual sale, this is a can't-miss opportunity for fans of Early Modernist first editions. Click through for all the details and the eBay link! Posted on by Jason Pettus 
CCLaP Podcast 115: Randy Richardson
Today on the CCLaP Podcast, it's a one-hour talk with local writer Randy Richardson, a co-founder of the Chicago Writers Association whose older murder mystery Lost in the Ivy was just re-released this year in a new edition by Eckhartz Press. Also featuring the music of Earthen Sea and The Broadcast. Posted on by Jason Pettus