What is unique about the Chicago literary community?

Ian Belknap, Founder and Producer of Write Club

“This uncommon sense that we all want each other to do well.”

“In Chicago, there’s much more the sense that the work itself is exciting.”

William Shunn, Author and Co-host of Tuesday Funk

“One of the things that I really appreciated when I came to Chicago was the fact that there didn’t seem to be much literary snobbery.”

“I got involved with the Tuesday Funk reading series which was open to not just poetry, non-fiction, but genre fiction also, and eventually started running that series. And I think that the way all those different worlds are coming together in Chicago is really very positive, very exciting, and I just want to see more and more and more of that.”

What do you think is unique about the Chicago literary community? Tell us in the comments below or tweet it to us on Twitter or post your comments on our Facebook page.

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