Delighted to note that with SFWA’s generous help, the SLF (Speculative Literature Foundation, www.speclit.org) and CNSC (Chicago Nerd Social Club) will be starting a SF/F reading series in Chicago in 2017, co-organized by myself, Mary Robinette Kowal, Michi Trota, (and whomever else we can rope into it). More details soon.
We now have seed money to start the program, but if you’re interested in donating to help us grow it larger, please do get in touch! Donations to the SLF are tax-deductible in the U.S. You can PM me, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Publishers / authors, if you have a book coming out in 2017 and would like to come to Chicago to do a reading, we may be able to offer limited assistance with travel costs. We’ll post soon with details on how to apply.)