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Kevin Killian 'Secret Lives' Reading and Reception TONIGHT

By Harriet Staff


We're a little late catching word of this item (thank you to Bad at Sports's pick of the week for catching us up)—but we'd be remiss not to mention to our Chicago base that Kevin Killian will be reading tonight during the opening reception for "Secret Lives." This photo exhibition is a collaboration between Killian and artist Edie Fake. The reception/reading is tonight from 7:00 to 9:00 (reading at 8:00) at Night Club, 2017 W. Moffat, Suite 1. A little bit about this dynamic duo:

Kevin Killian is a novelist, poet, playwright, editor, critic, art writer and artist based in San Francisco. Recent projects include The Visitor Owl, script for two-channel video by artist D-L Alvarez; Nude, poems illustrated by collages by Ugo Rondinone; The Pre-Poetic, script for public TV video by artist Ajit Chauhan; Tagged: Variations on a Theme, a collection of Killian's own photographs from GR/TR Press in San Diego; Fetish Photography, curated by Darin Klein at White Columns, New York; and Spreadeagle, his recent novel released by Publication Studio in Portland. Killian is one of the principals in San Francisco's long-running Poets Theater as well as one of the original "New Narrative" writers of the 1980s and 90s.

Edie Fake was born in Chicagoland in 1980. He graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2002 and has since clocked time in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Baltimore. He was one of the first recipients of Printed Matter’s Awards for Artists and his collection of comics, Gaylord Phoenix, won the 2011 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Graphic Novel. His work has been exhibited internationally and his most recent body of work, "Memory Palaces" was shown at Thomas Robertello Gallery this past January. He currently lives in Chicago and works as a comics sommelier for Quimby's Books and as an organizer for the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE).

See y'all there!

Originally Published: September 20th, 2013