Wit Rabbit Reading Series
Wit Rabbit is an inter-genre reading series in Chicago co-organized by Sarah Meltzer and Sara Wainscott. Regular events featuring local and national writers and performers are held on the first Tuesday of each month at Quencher’s Saloon (2401 N. Western). Join Wit Rabbit at City Lit Books this month with featured readers Elizabeth Savage, Elizabeth Willis, Philip Sorenson, and Jan-Henry Gray!
Sarah Meltzer divides her time between writing stories, engaging in one-sided conversations with her cats, and making secret plans to start an advice column about the organization of kitchen cabinets. One of these things is a lie.
Sara Wainscott makes poems and comic experiments, some of which appear in DIAGRAM, The Collapsar, Powder Keg, Unsplendid, The Fairy Tale Review, The Account, BOAAT, The Journal Petra, and elsewhere. Her chapbook of sevenlings is forthcoming from dancing girl press (2017). She can be found taking shaky cell phone videos of the waves on Lake Michigan.
Philip Sorenson is the author of two full length collections, Of Embodies (Rescue Press, 2012) and Solar Trauma (Rescue Press, 2018), and a shorter work, New Recordings (Another New Calligraphy, 2018). He is the co-editor, with Olivia Cronk, of The Journal Petra.
Elizabeth Willis's most recent book, Alive: New and Selected Poems (New York Review Books, 2015), was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Her other books of poetry include Address (2011), Meteoric Flowers (2006), Turneresque (2003), and The Human Abstract (1995).
Elizabeth Savage is author of Grammar and Idylliad, as well as several chaps, including Parallax from Chicago’s own Dancing Girl Press and Woman Looking at a Vase of Flowers, her newest. Since 2008, she has served as poetry editor for Kestrel: A Journal of Literature and Art.
Jan-Henry Gray was born in the Philippines and grew up in San Francisco where he cooked in kitchens for twelve years. A recipient of the 2014 Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award and the inaugural Undocupoets Fellowship, Jan received his MFA in poetry from Columbia College Chicago. He is published in Nepantla: An Anthology for Queer Poets of Color, The Rumpus, NewCity, Tupelo Quarterly, Colorado Review, Fourteen Hills, Puerto del Sol, and Southern Humanities Review. He is the co-founder of The Bruise and is the co-host of Meanwhile, two different performance/reading events here in Chicago. Jan is currently working on his first book.