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Critics' Union Launch Party

  • Pilsen Community Books 1102 West 18th Street Chicago, IL, 60608 United States (map)

Founded at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2018, Critics’ Union reimagines the role of the public editor by applying its function to criticism. Join us for drinks and an evening reading to celebrate Issue No. 2. 

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Storyteller and emerging art critic Manisha A.R. will read from her piece demystifyng the trajectory of a writer fresh out of graduate school. 

Artist and writer Barbarita Polster will read from her piece articulating self-reflexivity made palpable through a recent museum advertising campaign. 

Editor-in-chief J. Howard Rosier will read from his piece discussing the obtuse film criticism of A. S. Hamrah.

Writer and educator James Stewart III will be talking about his article examining the Chicago Sun-Times response in the wake of a neo-nazi receiving 55,000 votes in Illinois' 3rd District during the 2016 midterms.

Writer and editor Ian Wojcikiewicz will read from his piece discussing the think tank as the nexus of progressive policy and innovative publishing.

Earlier Event: May 23
MAY BOOK CLUB
Later Event: June 14
Second Friday w/ Baby Money!