Christian Brothers University (CBU) Readers Series will host alumnus and author Dennis Foley Thursday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium to share selected readings from his second book, The Drunkard’s Son.
A lifelong Chicagoan, Foley’s short stories, memoir pieces and freelance work have appeared in a number of literary venues including HairTrigger, Poetry Motel, The2ndHand, The Chicago Red Streak, The Beverly Review, Gravity, The Use of Personal Narratives in the Helping Profession and centerstagechicago.com.
Foley’s first book, The Street’s and San Man’s Guide To Chicago Eats, won the Midwest Independent Publishers Association Book Awards-1st Place for Humor. This guidebook sold its first print run in one month and became one of Lake Claremont Press’ best-selling titles.
His second book, The Drunkard’s Son (Side Street Press, 2012), which he will be sharing selected readings from at CBU, details Foley’s days growing up on Chicago’s South side in the 1960s and ‘70s. Writing from the perspective of a young boy during a time of strife, Foley intertwines humorous stories about his misadventures with his drunken father alongside a number of journal entries describing his 10-day hospital stay after he was nearly stabbed to death in a fight as a high school sophomore. The Drunkard’s Son sold its first print run in three months and is about to conclude its second print run.
Join CBU in the continuation of its Readers Series with Foley’s selected reading from The Drunkard’s Son and personal commentary. This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Karen Golightly at email@example.com or (901) 321-4483.