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Cancelled: 30W2W Book Release & Reading

03/31/2020 @ 7:00 PM

Join the Guild Literary Complex in celebrating the recent release of The Distance Between by Timothy J. Hillegonds, and a reading from Kenyatta Rogers, two of the Guild’s 30 Writers to Watch.

Hillegonds’s memoir is a finely wrought exploration of, and reckoning with, absent fathers, fatherhood, violence, adolescent rage, white male privilege, and his own toxic masculinity. With nuance and urgency, The Distance Between takes readers through the grit of life on the margins while grappling with the problematic nature of one man’s existence.

The evening will also feature readings from:
Chris Green
Michelle Morano

Timothy J HillegondsTimothy J. Hillegonds is the author of The Distance Between (Nebraska, 2019). His work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Salon, The Daily BeastThe Los Angeles Review of Books, The Rumpus, and elsewhere on the web and in print. In 2019, Tim was named by the Guild Literary Complex as one of their thirty “Writers to Watch.” He earned a Master of Arts in Writing and Publishing from DePaul University in Chicago, and currently serves as a contributing editor for Slag Glass City, a digital journal of the urban essay arts.


Chris GreenChris Green is the author of four books of poetry: The Sky Over Walgreens, Epiphany School, Résumé, and Everywhere West (Mayapple Press, 2019). His poetry has appeared in such publications as Poetry and The New York Times. He’s edited four anthologies, including I Remember: Chicago Veterans of War and most recently, American Gun: A Poem by 100 Chicagoans (Big Shoulders Books, 2020). He teaches in the English Department at DePaul University. More information can be found at www.chrisgreenpoetry.com.



Michele MoranoMichele Morano is the author of the travel memoir Grammar Lessons: Translating a Life in Spain and the forthcoming memoir-in-essays Like Love. Her work has appeared in many journals and anthologies, including Best American Essays, Fourth Genre, Ninth Letter, and Waveform: Twenty-First-Century Essays by Women. She lives in Chicago, where she chairs the English Department at DePaul University.


Kenyatta RogersKenyatta Rogers, one of the Guild’s 30 Writers to Watch, is a Cave Canem Fellow and has been awarded multiple scholarships from the Breadloaf Writers’ Conference. He has also been nominated multiple times for both Pushcart and Best of the Net prizes. His work has been previously published in or is forthcoming from Jubilat, Vinyl, Bat City Review, The Volta, PANK, MAKE Magazine among others. He is as a co-host of the Sunday Reading Series with Simone Muench, an Associate Editor with RHINO Poetry and currently serves on the Creative Writing Faculty at the Chicago High School for the Arts.


7:00 PM


5148 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640