Dec 3rd 2017

Read/Write Library welcomes Sarah Dodson, founder & co-director of Make Literary Productions, and Jose-Luis Moctezuma, poet & managing editor for Make Magazine #16, “ARCHIVE” to discuss their latest issue and the work that goes into producing a magazine and literary events that span across countries.

Hungry for Stories is designed to raise discussion around the culture and expression we value as a city through diverse, contemporary Chicago books. With the selection of wildly different forms, genres and voices from across the city, we hope to grow a community committed to reading outside of their comfort zones.

This discussion is free for current Hungry for Stories subscribers and their guests, $10 for the public. To learn more and subscribe for future books and discussions, visit:

About Make Magazine #16, “ARCHIVE”

Inside MAKE #16, “ARCHIVE,” you will find stories, poems, essays, conversations and visual art oriented around concepts of memory, preservation, photo negatives and negative hands, disappearing/reappearing faces, letters sent and never received, lost and recovered traces; in short, the archive (or its simulacrum). One is reminded of Jacques Derrida’s “Archive Fever”: “The concept of the archive shelters in itself, of course, this memory of the name arkhe [rule, government, beginning, origin, first place]. But it also shelters itself from this memory which it shelters: which comes down to saying also that it forgets it.”

Archives are assembled to remember a first place, an origin site that houses historical codes and modes of order, but they are also, weirdly, selective mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion that strategically forget, reassemble or reorder the objects of memory. An archive remembers inasmuch as it forgets, stores away (for later), blurs, and obscures. The archive you will encounter in these pages is one that plays with these notions, and we hope you will enjoy it.

About Make Magazine and Make Literary Productions

Chicago is a storyteller’s city, and MAKE is the story’s magazine. Chock full of fiction, poetry, essays, art, and reviews MAKE is substantial in both feel and scope. MAKE expands on the Chicago tradition to entertain and to inform. An annual publication, MAKE circulates 1,000 copies throughout the United States and Mexico. Find MAKE in bookstores and making the rounds at special events, such as readings and festivals. MAKE was founded in 2004 by Ramsin Canon, Sarah Dodson, and Mike Zapata.

MAKE Literary Productions promotes contemporary literary writing, translation, and visual art through a biannual print and electronic publication—MAKE: A Literary Magazine (MAKE); staged readings and integrative arts events; and educational public forums on literature and writing, including the annual Lit & Luz Festival of Language, Literature, and Art.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
We’re located on the corner of California and Walton (just south of Augusta Blvd and north of Chicago Ave). Our entrance is on Walton up a ramp; look for the round white Read/Write Library sign. The #52 California and #66 Chicago buses are no more than a block away and parking is plentiful. Read/Write Library is wheelchair accessible.

What can I bring into the event?
This event is BYOB.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Email us at

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Nope! Please register by noon on the day of the event, we will have a printed list at the event.

Can I update my registration information?
Yes, but please do so by noon on the day of the event!

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