Deep Dish Reading Series
In October 2017, the SLF partnered with SFWA and CNSC (Chicago Nerds Social Club) to create a SF/F reading series in Chicago. We will be reviving this program this year and are currently scouting locations proximal to public transportation hubs in Chicago.
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Planned and Past Deep Dish Readings
November 16, 2023: Featured readers David D. Levine and Eden Robins, with rapid-fire readers James Kennedy, Richard J. Chwedyk, Steven H Silver, Alexis Silas, Brian Pastor, and Michael Ryan Chandler
September 14, 2023: Featured readers Sue Burke and Mary Anne Mohanraj, with rapid-fire readers Tina Jens, Reina Hardy, Brendan Detzner, Rory Leahy, John Weagly, and Catherine Lin
March 16, 2023: Featured readers Angeli Primlani, Tara Betts, and Yvette Lisa Ndlovu, with rapid-fire readers Sue Burke, Terry Galvan, Darius Vinesar, and Aurelius Raines II
October 20, 2022: Featured readers Anne Yoder and G.E. Woods, with Kendrick Lee, Claire Levin, Michelle go-un Lee, Tina Jenkins Bell, Jai Caldwell, and Isabella Procassini
August 18, 2022: Featured readers Mary Anne Mohanraj and Meghan Lamb, with Olivia Lilley, Kendrick Lee, Darius Vinesar, Robert Kloss, Daniel Boyd, KenZirrelli Kensey, and Reina Hardy
September 6, 2018: radio personality Niala Boodhoo joined us to host a discussion on SF/F with Mary Robinette Kowal and Mary Anne Mohanraj! We also featured authors David D. Levine, Mary Robinette Kowal, and SLF Director Mary Anne Mohanraj (as editor of Survivor) along with Chris Bauer, Cathy Crocco, Allison Manley, and Steven Silver.
June 7, 2018: featured Ada Palmer and Eden Robins, with Chris Bauer, Tanya DePass, Shareef Jackson, Todd Sumnar, and Anaea Lay.
March 2018: featured Mary Robinette Kowal and Sandi Wisenberg, with Aurelius Raines II, A.D. Jameson, Kevin Wabaunsee, Dawn Bonanno Hebein, and Scott Huggins.
December 2017: featured debut novelists: Michael Moreci and Sue Burke, with Angeli Primlani, Valya Dudycz Lupescu, Stephen Segal, and Dan Gonzalez.
October 2017: featured novelist Mary Robinette Kowal, debut novelist Cath Schaff-Stump, host Mary Anne Mohanraj, plus Chris Bauer, Richard Chwedyk, and Meg Khoury.