Chirp Radio & The First Time with Joe Meno, Freda Love Smith and Britt Julious hosted by Jennifer Sodini

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CHIRP Radio’s Live Lit and Music series, The First Time, is unlike any storytelling show in Chicago. It pairs our readers' personal stories about a First Time experience with a song performance.

Saturday, June 10, 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Jones College Prep/South Auditorium

Britt Julious

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Britt Julious

Britt Julious is a journalist and essayist focusing on music, art, race, feminism, culture and politics. Britt has written for Esquire, ELLE, GQ, W magazine, Vice, The Guardian, and Pitchfork. She currently pens a weekly column for the Chicago Tribune and writes for Vice’s THUMP.

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Joe Meno

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Joe Meno

Joe Meno is a fiction writer and playwright who lives in Chicago. He is the winner of the Nelson Algren Literary Award, a Pushcart Prize, the Great Lakes Book Award, and a finalist for the Story Prize. His most recent novel is Marvel and A Wonder.

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Freda Love Smith

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Freda Love Smith

Freda Love Smith is a rock drummer, food writer, and lecturer in the School of Communication at Northwestern University. She is the co-founder of the bands The Mysteries of Life and The Blake Babies. Her first book, "Red Velvet Underground, a rock memoir, with recipes", came out in 2015.

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Jenn Sodini

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Jenn Sodini (Emcee)

Jenn Sodini hosts and co-produces CHIRP Radio’s The First Time, a live-music-and-storytelling series held quarterly at Martyrs’, and Psychotic Break, Chicago's premiere mental-illness-themed variety show, (1st Wednesday of every month at Schuba's. She's been featured on The Moth Radio Hour and tells stories all over town, sometimes formally.

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