The hustle and bustle and color of the city stalls as we social distance and cover our faces, but urban joys survive. In the Slag Glass City, we ask, “What bliss do we miss? Which joys are with us still?”

The Slag Glass City, a journal of the urban essay arts, and The Publishing Institute of the DePaul University Department of English will host “This Blissful City: an International Reading” featuring specially commissioned micro-essays from nine writers joining us from around the globe:

LIVE on Friday, June 4, 2021 on ZOOM:
12 pm-1:30 pm CDT (Chicago/Houston)
1 pm-2:30 pm EDT (Miami/Columbus)
11 am-12:30 pm MDT (Fort Collins/Denver)
10 am-11:30 am PDT (San Francisco/Tacoma)
8 pm-9:30 pm EST (Athens/Beirut)

Harrison Candelaria Fletcher on Denver
Adrianne Kalfopoulou on Athens
Jasminne Mendez on Houston
Marie Mutsuki Mockett on Tokyo
Rima Rantisi on Beirut
Peggy Shinner on Chicago
Renee Simms on Detroit
Ira Sukrungruang on Columbus, Chicago, Chiang Mai, and Bangkok
Julie Marie Wade on Metro Miami

The event will be moderated by Barrie Jean Borich, founding editor of the Slag Glass City. Register for this FREE event here.

Thanks to our DePaul University cosponsors:
Critical Ethnic Studies
The Department of Geography
LGBTQ Studies

Header image by Ray_LAC.