Chicago area writers representing the TallGrass Writers Guild, Longwood Writers Guild, FLOW Writers, and Rainbow Youth Connections will read original works on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Beverly branch library, 1962 W. 95th St.

The reading is free and open to the public. Among the writers scheduled to read are Longwood Writers Guild members Bill Grady, whose short stories have been published in Outrider Press anthologies and BAC Street Journal; Grace Kuikman, whose work has been published in Outrider Press anthologies, “December,” “Chicken Soup for the Soul,” “Downstate Stories” and other publications; memoirist and storyteller Bob Ratzel; short story author Brenda Robinson; and award-winning writer Grazina Smith whose stories have appeared in many publications including “Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul,” Kaliedoscope, The Sun, and Women’s World.

Readers representing FLOW Writers will be L.D. Barnes, author of “The 107th Street Murder”, whose work has appeared in the Outrider Press anthology and several other publications, and Tina Jenkins Bell, fiction writer, playwright, freelance journalist and literary activist, recently published in the “Us Against Alzheimers” anthology and whose play “Cut the Baby in Half” was recently staged at the Green Line Performing Arts Center.

TallGrass Writers Guild readers will include award-winning poet Martin Altman, whose work has appeared in several Outrider Press anthologies and literary magazines; Marcy Darin, whose nonfiction work has been published in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Parenting, Brain Child magazine and “Chicken Soup for the Soul”; Bob Lawrence, who has been a featured poet at various Chicago venues and is founder of two student literary magazines, Riverrun (Triton College) and Connections (DeVry University); and Joe Wieintraub, who has published fiction, essays, translations and poetry in literary reviews and periodicals, including The Massachusetts Review and the Chicago Reader.

Also reading will Steve English, co-founder of Rainbow Youth Connections group for LBGTQ teen artists and writers.

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