by Sean Chercover
Writing to you from Chez Jordan, having stopped along the highway to introduce Agent 99 and The Mouse to Mars Cheese Castle, where the Mouse became the proud owner of a cheesehead hat...
Tomorrow, after a visit to the Harley-Davidson Museum, we return to Chicago, and I get back to the Columbia College Story Week Festival.
Marcus and I were at Martyrs' on Sunday for the opening night reception, and had a great time. Today featured faculty readings at the college, Joyce Carol Oates at the Harold Washington Library, and more.
If you've missed the first two days of the festival, do not despair. Note, it is not called Story Two Days, but Story Week. There are readings and interviews and panels and much more, all week long (Marcus interviews thriller master David Morrell on Thursday afternoon, and reads at Metro later that night; I'll be reading on Friday night at SmartBar).
There's a ton to see and hear, and it don't cost nuthin', so check the Story Week schedule, and come on down for some fiction and fun. Oh, and many of the events take place in bars, so there's really no downside.
Hope to see you at some story week event, sometime this week.
Thanks to my alma mater, Columbia College Chicago, for putting on Story Week each year, and for just being generally awesome.