About this event:
WHAT: A release party for a great collection of literary works
SO WHAT: Join Belt Publishing and Open Books in celebrating Rust Belt Chicago, a collection of essays, journalism, poetry, and fiction edited by Martha Bayne. The pieces in this collection tell the vibrant and culturally rich history of our great city, all together singing a forlorn love song to a place similarly marked, if less evident, by deindustrialization and economic decline as Rust Belt sister cities. There will be readings by contributors Andrew Hertzberg, Gina Watters, and Linda Garcia Merchant.