The first readers at the first Frunchroom event are…

We’re excited to reveal the very first Frunchroom lineup of readers. Joining us for our April 16th event at O’Rourke’s will be:

Adrienne Samuels Gibbs; arts and entertainment writer
Natalie Y. Moore; reporter, WBEZ, and author
Jen Sabella; director of social media and engagement, DNAInfo Chicago
Dmitry Samarov; painter and writer
Chuck Sudo; writer/editor

Our host will be Scott Smith, the producer of The Frunchroom reading series and a five-year Morgan Park resident.

All of our speakers for this first event were either born on or are living on the South Side of Chicago. We aim to present a variety of opinions and experiences at The Frunchroom but still have something interesting to say about the South Side at each event.

The Frunchroom is a quarterly event brought to you in partnership with The Beverly Area Arts Alliance. It’s where readers, writers, artists and performers share their stories in the same way your friends and family sat around in their own frunchr…er, front rooms and did the same. Those stories might be fiction, non-fiction, funny, emotional, personal, reported or somewhere in-between. Some nights might have a theme. Others might end up combining words with music.

We’ll have more to say about our readers and organizers in the coming days. For now, mark April 16th at 7:30pm down on your calendar and we’ll see you in The Frunchroom. (Questions can be left in the comments or sent to Scott via email: ourmaninchicago at

About Scott Smith

Chicagoan, husband, father, writer.
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3 Responses to The first readers at the first Frunchroom event are…

  1. Hey, Scott! What’s the process for being added to the list of speakers for future events? I’m a Southside author who would love to take part. Thanks!


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