Storytelling Series: JR Nelson, Writer and Critic from Chicago
Join us for another installment of the Chicago Athletic Hotel’s Storytelling Series. On the 31st, we invite Tim Kinsella of Featherproof Press back to lead conversation with J.R Nelson in the Drawing Room, chock-full of stories delving deep into Chicago’s music & literature scene while provoking some serious belly laughs along the way.
J.R. Nelson is a writer and critic from Chicago, Illinois whose work has appeared in the Chicago Reader, Pitchfork Review, Village Voice and other web and print periodicals. In addition to managing Myopic Books, J.R. frets about his rapidly aging body, the Chicago White Sox and the continuing prospect of participating in social media to the point of, conversely, becoming emotionally barren.
According to its mission statement, Chicago’s Featherproof Books publishes strange and beautiful fiction and nonfiction and post-, trans-, and inter-genre tragicomedy. The Featherproof podcast, hosted by publisher Tim Kinsella, expands on this sensibility by interviewing guests that we know to have interesting stories whether or not they identify as writers or artists or performers or exist as public figures in any way. We know that everyone has a story and we aim to help them release it.
About the Storeytelling Series:
The Chicago Athletic Association Storytelling Series shares compelling stories and interviews from some of the Chicago’s most interesting and inspiring movers, shakers and visitors. From artists, musicians, innovators, adventurers and visionaries with a great story to tell – the series gives an inside look into the experiences, moments and memories that have shaped the speakers, their work and their lives. CAA is known for its rich history, and while the walls can’t talk, the Storytelling Series continues the tradition of welcoming Chicago’s finest talent into its halls to make lasting memories. Only now, we’ll record and share those moments so worth remembering.