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Story Week Story Week Festival: Edwidge Danticat

From Sunday, March 15 through Saturday, March 21, the Columbia College Chicago Department of Creative Writing presented its 19th Annual Story Week Festival of Writers. Story Week 2015 offered seven days jam-packed with readings, conversations with authors, panels, performances, and book signings at venues throughout Chicago—all free and open to the public.

Edwidge Danticat returns to Story Week. She discusses her recent most recent novel, Claire Of The Sea Light along with several of her lauded works throughout her career, including first novel Breath, Eyes, Memory. Discussion followed by an audience Q&A.

photo credit: Ben Bowen

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Topics: breath eyes memory, claire of the sea light, donna seaman, edwidge danticat, story week

Artist Interviews Jimmy Whispers

Hailing from the "Logan View" neighborhood of Chicago, Jimmy Whispers is one of city's most well-regarded weirdos. CHIRP's Dylan Peterson caught up with Jimmy to talk about  ideas for his upcoming set at the Pitchfork Music Festival,  the value of Ace of Base during his days as an Uber driver, and dressing like a beer-drenched Farrah Fawcett on stage.

Jimmy Whispers' record release show for Summer in Pain is Tuesday, March 24th, at the Empty Bottle.

produced by Dylan Peterson

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Topics: chicago music, dylan peterson, empty bottle, jimmy whispers, local bands, local music, pitchfork fest, pitchfork music festival, summer in pain

Artist Interviews Moon Duo

Before Moon Duo's album release show at the Empty Bottle for Shadow of the Sun, Ripley Johnson (Wooden Shjips) talked with CHIRP's Dylan Peterson about the benefits of using psychedelic drugs, the populariztion of psychedelic music, why rock and roll is meant for dancing, and the joys of working with King Khan.

produced by Dylan Peterson

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Topics: dylan peterson, empty bottle, king khan, moon duo, ripley johnson, sacred bones, wooden shjips

Artist Interviews Hundred Waters

CHIRP's Amanda Roscoe Mayo sat down with Zach Tetreault before Hundred Waters' show at Lincoln Hall to talk about how the band stayed sane after being stranded by a snowstorm during their tour with Interpol, learning how to play remixes of their songs in a live setting, and performing on Letterman.

produced by Amanda Roscoe Mayo

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Topics: amanda roscoe mayo, hundred waters, interpol, letterman, owsla, the moon rang like a bell

Artist Interviews Shiloh

Chicago's Shiloh invited Katie Owens to the stop secret, Young Camelot, which doubles as their practice space. Shiloh reflected on the band's lineup fluctuations, highlighting the darkness of minutiae, as well as their first music memory which includes Sisqo and Raffi.

Though Shiloh is currently working on a lot of new music, you can catch them at the Empty Bottle this Monday, March 9.

Produced by Matthew McFarland

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Topics: berserk, chicago music, katie owens, last time for everything, local bands, matthew mcfarland, shiloh, young camelot

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