Tim Kinsella's first novel The Karaoke Singer's Guide to Self-Defense
was named among the Best Chicago Books of 2011 by CBS Chicago, now Tim
joins us to share his fascinating and lyrical fictional account of
obscure actress Laurie Bird's brief, notable life with, Let Go and Go On
Joining Tim* will be award-winning writer and storyteller, and
creator of the internationally acclaimed storytelling series the Windy
City Story Slam, Bill Hillmann sharing the brutal and beautiful novel,
The Old Neighborhood.
Laurie Bird appeared in three films: "Two Lane Blacktop, Cockfighter, "
and "Annie Hall." Her fiance, Art Garfunkel, was away shooting another
film, "Bad Timing, " when she committed suicide at the age of 26. Let
Go and Go On and On blurs what little is actually known of her with her
roles in these films. Guided by constraints, it is a collage and a
*Update: We just received word that Bill Hillmann is unfortunately unable to attend this evening.