In the first edition of The Frunchroom in our new, larger space at Beverly Woods back in April, I assumed we’d draw a good-sized crowd and then expand into the space over time.
We ended up packing the room and having to bring in more chairs.
All the support from the Beverly Area Arts Alliance and the community of regulars we’ve attracted since we started made that possible.
It’s special for two reasons:
1) It’s on a Tuesday to kick off Beverly Art Walk week, which will culminate in Saturday’s Art Walk starting at noon. More details are available here.
2) Longtime fans will know we don’t do themes at The Frunchroom, except for stories of the South Side told by people who know it well. But sometimes our readers come together in a certain way and this time we have an all-women lineup, which is the first time that’s ever happened.
As we did last time, we’ll have retro-inspired, arts-driven decor created by Alliance members. In addition, Alliance board member and Horse Thief Hollow manager Lizzy Benner will guest bartend at Beverly Woods serving unique craft cocktails not found elsewhere.
Without further ado, here are our readers:
Essayist, poet, sociologist, editor, artist
Writer, professional nerd, payments expert
Mom, lawyer, professor, friend, wine enthusiast
Writer, founder of Chicago Writers Conference, fan of gin, ukulele novice
See you September 27th at 730pm at Beverly Woods! A $5 donation is requested at the door.
Bios and more to come in the following weeks.