Anobium: Volume 2 Release Show (Mark Your Calendars!)

CHICAGO – On February 4, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. Anobium Books will be hosting a release party at Deagan Music (1770 W Berteau) to celebrate the Anobium: Volume 2, a new collection of literary and artistic esotera. Chicago-area writers Annah Browning, Benjamin Goluboff, Jacob Singer, Joe Meno and others will be reading at the event, followed by a performance from dirty-blues-style garage-rockers, The Canoes. This is a BYOB, 21+ event with a suggested $5 donation at the door.

Check out the Facebook event here!

Anobium: Volume 2 is a compliation of strange, ethereal and experimental literature from a wide range of published and unpublished writers. Assembled by Anobium founder and senior editor Mary J. Levine, and curated by co-founder and managing editor, Benjamin van Loon, Volume 2 features stories and interviews from Chicago-based novelists, Patrick Somerville and Jesse Ball; mail-art recluse Blaster “Al” Ackerman, licensed mortician Derek Sanchez-Hoeksema; fictionalist Kristine Ong Muslim, and 13 others authors. It also features art by Ivan de Monbrison, a Parisian painter whose work has been included in publications, websites and galleries ranging from galerie art’est, Espace42, Hesainprint, Seina Art Institute, UNESCO, and many others.

Authors Annah Browning, Benjamin Goluboff, Jacob Singer, Matt Pine, Stephanie Plenner and other writers published inVolume 2 will be reading short pieces at the event. Also reading will be Joe Meno, contributor to Anobium: Volume 1 and author of Hairstyles of the Damned, Demon Spring, The Boy Detective Fails, and the forthcoming novel, Office Girl, due out this summer.

Chicago-area blues-influenced and self-described ‘agoraphobic basement rock’ band The Canoes ( will be rounding out the evening’s activities with a partially-unplugged set of genuine, retrospective basement rock.

The event is being hosted by Deagan Music, which holds a unique and intimate space in the heart of the Ravenswood industrial corridor. The venue is on the first floor of the historic Deagan clock tower building, and is located steps from the Irving Park or Montrose Brown Line stops.

The event, which begins at 7:30 p.m., is free with a suggested donation of $5. Some drinks and refreshments will be provided. All attendees are encouraged to also BYO and celebrate the release of Anobium: Volume 2 with some of Chicago’s finest writers and musicians.

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