Each passing winter leaves behind it a hope for “the new.” Students are taking new classes. There’s a new hope that the stories we’ve been working tirelessly to get published will finally be chosen by some wonderful editor somewhere. There’s also the hope that no matter where we are in our writing education, we will always find new voices to inspire us. Perhaps we’ll even re-discover a favorite.
Enter Gina Frangello, who will be reading on the seventh floor of Roosevelt’s Gage building, Monday, Feb. 29 at 5 p.m. The event is free, open to the public, and free refreshments will be served (as if Frangello reading wasn’t enough).
Although she originally started with a career in therapy, a hard left into the literary world transformed her into the writing guru she is now, and she has the resume to prove it.
Frangello worked as the editor at award-winning literary magazine Other Voices for a decade before co-founding its book counterpart, Other Voices Books, where she served as editor until 2013. She also worked as editor on both The Rumpus and The Nervous Breakdown.
Not only does Frangello have experience behind the scenes, but she is by no means a stranger to publishing her own work. Her most recent novel, A Life in Men, was selected for the Target Emerging Authors series and optioned by Universal Cable Productions/Denver & Delilah. She has two other full length works of fiction under her belt, and her next novel, Every Kind of Wanting, is set to be released this fall. Frangello has also had short stories published, and her journalism has appeared in The Huffington Post and Chicago Tribune.
There are so many opportunities to further one’s writing education, and a reading/discussion with someone as experienced as Frangello is important to growing as both a writer and general educated human.
Who: Gina Frangello
What: Reading, with questions and discussion to follow
When: Monday, Feb. 29 at 5 p.m. (Doors open at 4:30)
Where: Roosevelt University Gage Building, 18 S. Michigan Ave,
Why: You decide. We all have a reason.