The “Chicago After Dark” release party has a date!
CCLaP's newest book, the "city all-star" student anthology "Chicago After Dark," has been selling like gangbusters since its release last week; and now we're happy to announce the official citywide release party for the book, being held on Tuesday, October 28th at City Lit Books in the Logan Square neighborhood. Click through for all the details, plus more on our Columbia College celebration as well, October 17th at the school's "Stage Two" theater. Posted on by Jason Pettus 
CCLaP Podcast 119: Author Paulette Livers
Today on the CCLaP Podcast, it's a one-hour talk with local writer Paulette Livers, author of the haunting and darkly poetic Vietnam War novel "Cementville," also being featured at tomorrow's CCLaP Showcase at City Lit Books. Click through to download or stream the interview right this moment. Posted on by Jason Pettus 
Week of Updates: We have a new poster!
We're spending the week at CCLaP getting everyone updated on various things that have been happening around here behind the scenes, and today is a big one -- we have a new screenprinted poster available, designed by revered local illustrator Erik Rodriguez! Click through for photos and the purchase button -- only $9.99 for the 8 by 12 inch two-color poster, a bargain in any situation. Posted on by Jason Pettus 
Week of Updates: Our newest book is here!
It's been a busy month for us at CCLaP, and we have a major new announcement to make every day this week. Today -- our newest book is finally here, a "city all-star" student anthology called "Chicago After Dark," featuring work from 31 students at ten different universities, plus a brand-new introduction by Don De Grazia ("American Skin"). Click through for more, and to download a free ebook copy right this moment! Posted on by Jason Pettus 
CCLaP Podcast 118: The CCLaP Showcase with Amber Hargroder
Today on the CCLaP Podcast, it's a special one-hour live recording from the August edition of our new "CCLaP Showcase" reading series and open mic, held at the fantastic City Lit Books in the Logan Square neighborhood. This month's edition features a special performance from local playwright Amber Hargroder, reading from her new novel-in-progress. Click through to stream or download it right this moment. Posted on by Jason Pettus