Snowing in Chicago

Self stepped out of the Steppenwolf, what a sight greeted her eyes: snow! Beautiful flurries of white snow!

This city is so beautiful. Steppenwolf rocks! The Goodman Theatre rocks! The Palmer House Hotel rocks!

Even the candy bar she got handed today at the Bookfair, the one that says on the wrapper: Type O Negative, Joel Barraquiel Tan rocks!

These are some of the people who self met today, in panels or at the Bookfair:

  • Ricco Villanueva Siosoco, managing editor of Post Road
  • J. Wang, editor of Juked
  • Holly Wilson of the Southeast Review

And she finally got to meet the fabulous Grace Talusan, in person, after exchanging e-mail with her for years.

Self would like to list every single book she bought while here, but that would be a very long list. At the Steppenwolf, self bought the text of the other play she wanted to see, Yasmina Reza’s “Art.”

Thank you from the bottom of her heart, Luisa Igloria, for including self on the panel that got accepted by AWP, for it gave her the chance to see so many people, and to see TWO great plays.

What can self say about Steppenwolf? Words cannot suffice, etc etc. It’s the theatre company that gave the world John Malkovich and Gary Sinise. When she caught her first glimpse of the theatre’s red neon letters emerging from the darkness of a Chicago street (far from the main center of town, somewhere north of North Avenue), she felt an indescribable thrill.

Tomorrow, self will try and enjoy every last minute in this great city.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers, stay tuned.

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