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Visions of Life 2

Book Signing at Bookends & Beginnings

Thursday, October 27, 2022, 6-7 pm

Bookends & Beginnings, 1712 Sherman Ave. Alley #1, Evanston, IL.
Please join editor Ivy Sundell, authors Paco Aramburu, Linda Buyer, Elizabeth DeSchryver and Barbara Joyce, as well as artist Jacqueline Moses, who will show a piece of her work. *Ask for a copy of the signed book at the bookstore.

Authors and Artists Will Read/Present and Sign Your Personal Copy

Ivy Sundell

Ivy Sundell, editor of Visions of Life 2, started the Visions of Life project to connect readers to artists. Writers were asked to choose an image from one of her three local fine art books, The Chicago Art Scene, Art Scene: Chicago 2000, and Living Artists as inspiration, conjuring up a story based on it. From Nov. 2 through Dec. 20 of this year, there will be an exhibit based on her two anthologies at the Skokie Public Library.


Paco Aramburu

Paco Aramburu is the author of The Predicted End of Will. The protagonist in his story must confront whether knowing one's destiny is desirable or inhibiting.

Paco is an adopted son of Chicago where he has been writing in English since the eighties. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After high school, he was accepted at the Instituto Nacional de Cinematografia. There, he began a career in movie directing. Following the military coup, he escaped with his wife and children to Uruguay, then came to Chicago as a refugee. Paco is currently President of the Off-Campus Writers’ Workshop in Winnetka, IL. He has written two novels, and won first prize in two flash-fiction contests.


Elizabeth DeSchryver

Elizabeth DeSchryver is the author of Quiet Invasions and Disappearing Act.

Quiet Invasions is about a grandmother's encounter in a Jewish cemetery when she was a young girl during World War II. Disappearing Act is about a young woman on the eve of her wedding. She is from a Catholic family and she hasn't told her mother that she is pregnant. After taking a DNA test, she finds out that she's part Jewish, upending her self image.

Beth earned a PhD in English from Northwestern University. She then spent the next 24 years working for a technology consulting firm. Now retired, she divides her time between writing and volunteer work. She is a playwright and a published poet, but has only recently tried her hand at short stories.


Barbara Joyce

Barbara Joyce is the author of The Age of Reason. The story follows a Catholic school child's experiences of faith from her first Communion to her later questioning the patriarchal policies in Catholicism as an adult.

Barbara grew up in the northern suburbs of Chicago, where she attended Catholic schools. She holds a Master's degree in Religious Studies from Catholic University of America and a Master of Arts in Writing from DePaul University. For the past 19 years, she has been teaching English at New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois.


Jacqueline Moses

Jacqueline Moses's painting, Quiet Invasions was featured in The Chicago Art Scene and inspired Elizabeth DeSchryver's short story. She designed logos and charts for school events throughout her grammar and high school years. She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her MFA from Northern Illinois University. Jackie has had shows in Italy and Slovenia, and in many states in the U.S. Her work is in a number of museum collections, including Tucson Museum of Art, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Rockford Art Museum, and the Illinois State Museum in Springfield. She travels extensively and has been an artist in residence in many of the National Parks.

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