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Four authors featured at Waterline Writers event Jan. 21

Authors Gint Aras, Jennifer DuBose, Bruce Steinberg and Donald G. Westlake will be featured at the next Waterline Writers event on Sunday, January 21st at 7 pm.

Gint Aras, author of the accomplished first novel, The Fugue, will read from his memoir-in-progress, detailing struggles with racism and identity while growing up in Cicero as a descendent of WWII refugees. Jennifer Dubose, author of Tales from the Motherhood, a long-running Kane County Chronicle column, speaks to all of us with clarity and power in ‘Talking with children after Roy Moore’; Bruce Steinberg reveals the trauma endured by Bird Woman, one of four fascinating characters in his upcoming novel, Chasing Godot; and Donald G. Westlake, author of the poetry collection ELBURN: Forty-four Miles to Chicago, will introduce us to his memorable mother with ‘Dignity’.

Admission is $5/$3 students. You’ll have the opportunity to purchase signed copies of authors’ books, beer from Solemn Oath Brewery, wine from Bright Angel Wines, a hand-tooled pen from Wooden Writers or a hand-constructed book from Tieri Ton. We also offer food from The Market at Gaetano’s and desserts from Limestone Coffee & Tea!

Everyone is welcome! Writers may bring a 5-minute piece to share at our 8:30 Open Mic or visit and follow the Submission Guidelines to be considered as a future featured writer. 

We’re also announcing a special call for submissions, Let The Blues Be Your Muse, for our May 20th blues-themed reading!

Waterline Writers, 3rd Sundays at 7 pm, September to May, in the newly accessible art gallery at Water Street Studios, 160 S. Water Street, Batavia IL. 

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