“Winesburg, Illinois – Short Story Collections About Small Towns”

WHAT: Three authors discuss their short story collections about small towns in Northern Illinois  — both real and imaginary — and the importance of a sense of place.

WHO: Janice Deal, author of “Strange Attractors: The Ephrem Stories,” Christina Marrocco, author of “Addio, Love Monster,” and Ryan Elliott Smith, author of “Fly Over This: Stories from the New Midwest.” Moderator: Newcity critic and SMA board member Mary Wisniewski

WHEN: Tuesday, October 17. 6-7 p.m. for cocktails, 7-8 p.m. for program.

WHERE: Cliff Dwellers’ Club, 200 S. Michigan Ave., 22nd Floor Penthouse.

COST: Free and open to all. $5 suggested donation. Books for sale, provided by Madison Street Books.