On Friday October 14, Yoss, author of Super Extra Grande, will appear for a reading at City Lit Books with local author Rey Andujar.
City Lit is here to help you find that special book that changes your understanding of the world around you. The book that takes you to an alternate universe. The book that brings you home to emotions and experiences that are at once new and familiar. Our overarching goal is to build a strong community around the written word. In the two years it has taken to bring City Lit to realization, we have been amazed and thrilled by the people who immediately responded with an intensely personal account of that special book that touched them; that delighted them. And we know we have only scratched the surface of what this community will become. We know you are out there! Come help us create something special! In time, we at City Lit Books hope to come to know exactly the next book that you must read. We hope to become the place that you go to meet the next big author and the place you go to interact with others who share the same appreciation of good writing. Ultimately, we will be looking to you to help make us the best bookstore anywhere. Period. And if we ever approach that lofty goal, it will only be because of you.
Born in Santo Domingo in 1977, Rey Andujar is the author of several works of fiction including Los gestos inútiles Candela (Alfaguara – PR Pen Club Awards 2009); Amoricidio (FIL-Santo Domingo Fiction Award 2006), and Saturnario (Ultramar Literature Prize NYC-2010). He’s been researching the connection between body, language and literature for several years. Andújar is Artistic Associate at Aguijón Theater, Editorial Director at Contratiempo magazine, and holds PhD in Caribbean Literature and Philosophy. Rey also writes for film and theater. He lives in Chicago and teaches Latin American History and Literature at Governors State University.
When: Friday, October 14 at 6:30 pm
Where: City Lit Books, 2523 N. Kedzie Blvd., Chicago, IL 60647