Publishing Colloquium Featuring Halimah Marcus and Jac Jemc

Thursday, April 5 at 3:30pm

Stage Two 618 S Michigan Ave, Chicago IL, 60605

This event will begin with a reading by Poetry MFA candidate Mica Woods, followed by a reading with author Jac Jemc, and finally a discussion with Jac and editor Halimah Marcus about recent trends in contemporary publishing. 

Halimah Marcus is the Executive Director of Electric Literature, an innovative digital publisher based in New York City, and the Editor-in-Chief of its weekly fiction magazine Recommended Reading. Her own fiction has appeared in Indiana Review, Gulf Coast, and One Story. She is the co-chair of the Brooklyn Book Festival Fiction Committee and has an MFA from Brooklyn College.

Jac Jemc is the author of The Grip of It (FSG Originals). She edits nonfiction for Hobart, and has taught creative writing at the University of Notre Dame, Illinois Wesleyan, Northeastern Illinois University, Lake Forest College, and Loyola University.


About the Creative Writing Reading Series
The Columbia College Chicago Reading Series is committed to curating critically engaged contemporary works that challenge traditional discourse and embrace culturally relevant, diverse voices. The college’s unique connection to the vibrant cultural and educational district in the South Loop also sets the stage for some of the most fascinating, inspiring, and influential conversations on the literary arts.

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Performance, Reading, Discussion


School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, English and Creative Writing





Free and open to the public

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