Chicago Deep Dish October 2022

Deep Dish is a reading series of Science Fiction, Speculative Fiction and Fantasy! It is a crazy good event, with some incredible authors working in and out of this genre. This event was held on October 20, 2022 at Cit Lit Books in Chicago, IL.

Featured Readers

Anne K. Yoder – Anne K. Yoder is the author of the novel, The Enhancers from Meekling Press. Her fiction, essays, and criticism have appeared in Fence, BOMB, Tin House, NY Tyrant, and MAKE, and has been recognized in Best American Nonrequired Reading. She is the author of two poetry chapbooks and is a staff writer for The Millions. She writes, lives, and occasionally dispenses pharmaceuticals in Chicago. Website:

G. E. Woods – G.E. Woods (they/she) first ran into the arms of horror as a 5-year-old working in haunted houses. Queer, nonbinary, and invisibly disabled, they write in multiple genres and categories. Her short fiction is published in Your Body Is Not Your Body and Moonflowers and Nightshade, with poetry forthcoming from Strange Horizons. Beyond writing, she dances under full moons and talks to the trees near her home outside Chicago. Website:

Rapid Fire Readers

Claire Levin – Claire Levin (they/them) is an undergraduate at the University of Chicago studying English and Anthropology.

Michelle go-un Lee – Michelle go-un Lee is a fiction candidate at the Litowitz MFA+MA at Northwestern University. She holds degrees from the University of California, Berkeley and Columbia University. She is from southern California, and currently resides in Chicago.

Tina Jenkins Bell – Tina Jenkins Bell is a published fiction writer, playwright, freelance journalist, and literary activist. Bell has had numerous short works published in journals and anthologies, including “To the Moon and Back,” Hypertext Journal, which was nominated for an Illinois Arts Council award, “Swimming,” Jet Fuel Review, which was selected as best small fiction by Somber Press, and more recently “The Visit,” Re-Living Mythology. A playwright, Bell’s two plays, Cut the Baby in Half and A Conversation with Lorraine Hansberry and Gwendolyn Brooks, a collaborative piece were produced as staged readings. She is a co-founder of FLOW (For Love of Writing) and has collaborated with numerous writing and arts organizations, authors, and bookstores to offer literary programming in Chicago’s underserved communities. She is currently working on her second novel, Down and Dirty in Kosciusko, Mississippi.

Jai Caldwell – Jai Caldwell is a 23 year-old lover of memes, horror, thrillers, and weird fiction. They decided to be a creative writer at the age of 15 for no other reason then it was better then writing mediocre essays. Don’t worry, the love for writing is still very real for them!

Kendrick Lee – Kendrick Lee is a 4th year student at the University of Chicago, majoring in Creative Writing. He writes short stories in science and surreal fiction. When he’s not writing or thinking about writing, Kendrick skateboards, rewatches 30 Rock, or makes people sing with him on his roof. He occasionally suffers from delusions of grandeur.

Isabella Lopez Procassini – Isabella Lopez Procassini is an Evanston-based writer. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, where she studied history and communications. She writes in multiple genres, seeking out the uncanny in the everyday.

Meghan Lamb – Meghan Lamb is the author of COWARD, Failure to Thrive, All of Your Most Private Places, and Silk Flowers. She currently teaches creative writing through the University of Chicago, Story Studio, Hugo House, and GrubStreet. Her work has appeared in Quarterly West, DIAGRAM, Passages North, and other publications. She runs the shadow text reading series Significant Others, a project dedicated to elevating new books and the “behind-the scenes” texts that inspired them. She is the fiction editor for Bridge and the nonfiction editor for Nat. Brut.

October 2022 Deep Dish Playlist

October 2022 Gallery