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Whistling Shade Publication Launch

Join us for the publication launch of the new Spring/Summer issue of Whistling Shade literary magazine! The event will feature readings from Midwest writers Sharon Chimielarz, Thomas R. Smith, and John-Ivan Palmer. 

Sharon Chmielarz’s latest two books are Calling, which was a finalist for the INDIE Book Awards, 2011, and The Sky Is Great, the Sky Is Blue. She is also the happy recipient of the 2012 Jane Kenyon Prize.

Thomas R. Smith lives in River Falls, Wisconsin and teaches poetry at the Loft Literary Center, where he also serves as a poetry advisor in the Foreword Program. His most recent book of poems is "The Foot of the Rainbow," and a new collection is forthcoming. He is also the editor Airmail: The Letters of Robert Bly and Thomas Transtromer.

John-Ivan Palmer’s literary work has been widely anthologized and has appeared in Pushcart Prizes, Fortean Times, Exquisite Corpse, Nth Position, Book Happy and others. His journalism and interviews have appeared in large circulation newspapers like the San Francisco Examiner and Milwaukee Journal as well as underground shock culture publications. He is author of the novel Motels of Burning Madness.

Whistling Shade a literary journal and small press located in St. Paul, MN with a populist approach to literature and an audience of the general reading public.