Double Bill Feb. 25th @ 7pm: Patricia Ann McNair and Lori Rader Day!

Come one, come all to another double bill in the Tamale Hut Cafe Reading Series featuring writers Patricia Ann McNair and Lori Rader Day.

Patricia Ann McNair

Patricia Ann McNair’s short story collection, The Temple of Air, was released last year to much acclaim. Patty has lived 98 percent of her life in the Midwest. She’s managed a gas station, sold pots and pans door to door, tended bar and breaded mushrooms, worked on the trading floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and taught aerobics. Today she is an Associate Professor in the Fiction Writing Department of Columbia College Chicago, where she received the Excellence in Teaching Award as well as a nomination for the Carnegie Foundation’s US Professor of the Year. You can visit her website at

Lori Rader Day


Lori Rader Day won Good Housekeeping’s first short story contest and the 2008 Chris O’Malley Prize in Fiction from The Madison Review. Her stories have been published in Crab Orchard ReviewTimeOut ChicagoAfter HoursBig Muddy, Southern Indiana Review, Freight Stories and others. In addition to her full-time job, she occasionally teaches at Roosevelt University, where she earned her MFA in creative writing, and curates mystery writing programming for Story Studio North Shore.Visit her blog at

Hope to see you all at this talent packed event on February 25th at 7pm, at The Tamale Hut.