The March 2 Why There Are Words Reading (a week ago already!) at the AWP conference in Chicago was a wonderful event. The readers, all with Chicago roots, were Catherine Brady, Goldie Goldbloom, Billy Lombardo, and Peter Orner.
As one attendee wrote on Facebook: Nicely done. Very entertaining (and funny) selection of readings. After spending Thursday in "How-to" and informational sessions, it was very inspiring to hear literature read by authors in their own voices, and to be reminded of why I'm here, why I read, why I write.