Summertime Stories + Open Mic Night with the Authors Guild

Join the Authors Guild and Chicago Regional Chapter Ambassadors for summertime stories—come see why we were one Newcity's "Lit 50" this year! Meet authors in your community and hear work from some sizzling scribes. Following featured reader Simon A. Smith, we'll open the mic for attendees to share their work. Writing from all genres welcome, and we look forward to seeing you at The Red Lion Pub on July 18. Any questions and to RSVP, please email ambassadors Alta and Arnie at

Simon A. Smith is a writer and teacher living in the Rogers Park neighborhood with his wife and son. His journalism has appeared in places like "The Chicago Reader" and Chicago Public Radio. His fiction can be found in journals like "Hobart," "PANK," "Curbside Splendor," and "Whiskey Island." His first novel, "Son of Soothsayer," was published by New Meridian Arts in 2018. Learn more at:

Date & Time

Thu, Jul 18, 2019
7:00PM – 9:00PM CDT


The Red Lion Pub
2446 North Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614


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