“Memory is the diary that we all carry about with us.” – Oscar Wilde

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Curbside Splendor’s Annual Pop-Up Book Fair

Curbside Splendor’s Annual Pop-Up Book Fair

Contrary to general expectations, the Pop-Up Book Fair is not a fair dedicated to pop-up books, though there were one or two. On Saturday, April 12th, the Ernest Hemingway Museum in Oak Park hosted the annual Pop-Up Book Fair, sponsored by Curbside Splendor, the Ernest Hemingway Foundation, 826CHI, and the Oak Park Public Library (and their book discussion group Genre X). Independent publishers,…

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Recommendations for Memoirs


Spring is finally on its way. If you are looking for a way to start the season, check out the list of memoirs below. By reading any of these memoirs, you are immersing yourself in the authors’ lives. Their stories are so fascinating and entangling that you will find yourself connected with them for years to come. Trust me, pick a memoir and read it.

It’s the best way to start spring!

  1. Zelda: A…

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Memoryhouse’s Spring 2014 Storytelling Workshop!

Memoryhouse’s Spring 2014 Storytelling Workshop!

Hello everyone!

Our workshop series for this quarter will be focusing on narrative storytelling! Learn effective ways to tell your story with us as we workshop our writing, discuss various performance styles, and finally, perform our pieces. There is a more detailed schedule on the application.

If this sounds interesting to you, please fill out the short 1-page application and email it to…

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A Short Book Recommendation

A Short Book Recommendation

Nowadays I don’t read as much as I would like, but recently I came across Don’t Go Where I Can’t Follow by Anders Nilsen (with Cheryl Weaver).

Don't Go Where I Can't Follow cover

(Taken from the publisher’s website)

It’s difficult to classify this book. The content is about Nilsen losing his fiancée (though she hated that word) to cancer, but that description doesn’t quite do it justice. The project is referred to as a memorial— a…

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What day is it today? (Feb 14th)It’s February 14th, so what does that mean? Valentine’s day? Single Awareness Day? Nope! It’s…View Post

What day is it today? (Feb 14th)

It’s February 14th, so what does that mean? Valentine’s day? Single Awareness Day? Nope! It’s…

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