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