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Quiddity Contributors to Give Reading at Vachel Lindsay Home

September 13, 2013

SPRINGFIELD, IL—Former Quiddity contributors, Justin Hamm and Erika Eckart with be doing a reading on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. The reading will take place at The Vachel Lindsay Home located at 603 South 5th Street, Springfield, IL. This building celebrates the work as well as life of the poet, Nicolas Vachel Lindsay and is operated by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. They provide readings along with various events and lectures for the public within the home.

Ericka Eckart has work that has been published in Quick Fiction, Quarter After Eight, and Women’s Studies Quarterly. She currently lives in Chicago where she teaches English on the south side.

Justin Hamm’s work has appeared in Nimrod, The New York Quarterly, as well as various other publications. He lives in Missouri and is the founding editor of the museum of americana and is the author of the chapbooks, Illinois, My Apologies, and The Everyday Parade/Alone With Turntable. Hamm earned his MFA from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2005.

Quiddity is a multimedia arts venue featuring an international literary journal (print and audio), a public-radio program, and a visiting writer and artist series. Each is produced by Benedictine University at Springfield in partnership with NPR member/PRI affiliate WUIS, Illinois Public Radio’s hub-station.

For about this event, contact Managing Editor Jim Warner at (217)-525-1420, ext. 3572 or via email: For more information about Quiddity, visit