Hungry for Stories Discussion #3 - ft. Tim Jones-Yelvington

Event Date: 
Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 2:00pm


Read/Write Library
914 N. California Walton Entrance
60622 Chicago , IL

Read/Write Library welcomes author, multimedia artist, activist and lit diva Tim Jones-Yelvington to discuss his short story collection This is a Dance Movie! from publisher Civil Coping Mechanisms.

Hungry for Stories is designed to raise discussion around the culture and expression we value as a city through diverse, contemporary Chicago books. With the selection of wildly different forms, genres and voices from across the city, we hope to grow a community committed to reading outside of their comfort zones.

This discussion is free for Hungry for Stories subscribers and their guests, $10 for the public. Please RSVP via Eventbrite. Subscribers will receive a promo code via email. To learn more and subscribe for future books and discussions, visit:

About 'This is a Dance Movie!'

“Tim Jones-Yelvington doesn’t push the envelope. He kicks the shit out of it. If ever there was a writer who could garner a rock star following, it would be this man.”
—Roxane Gay, author of An Untamed State

“This is the short story collection as playful dance party among serious things—a remix of pop culture, gay sex and celebrity, ranging from the confectionary to the visionary. A collection of sparks for various fires, from a bold young talent finding his way forward.”

—Alexander Chee, author of The Queen of the Night

“Beautifully written in perfectly realized sentences, with dead- on moments of recognition that require the reader to pause and savor the pleasure of rereading, these stories are brilliantly original, sexually frank, even a bit frightening perhaps, but very funny. Surreally, subversively, wonderfully funny.”

—Susan Nussbaum, author of Good Kings, Bad Kings

“Tim Jones-Yelvington’s This is a Dance Movie! feels like a wound your dear childhood friend begged you to look at, and when you peered in it oozed glitter. This collection leans in, familiar, knowable, and then it dazzles you, leaving you blinking, waiting impatiently for when you can see again to read more.”

—Lindsay Hunter, author of Ugly Girls


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

We're located on the corner of California and Walton (just south of Augusta Blvd and north of Chicago Ave). Our entrance is on Walton up a ramp; look for the round white Read/Write Library sign. The #52 California and #66 Chicago buses are no more than a block away and parking is plentiful. Read/Write Library is wheelchair accessible.

What can I bring into the event?

This event is BYOB.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

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Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Nope! Please register by noon on the 26th, we will have a printed list at the event.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, but please do so by noon on the 26th!