Tonight we present three outstanding Chicago-area poets and writers. Ruth Goring is the author of the collection Yellow Doors and her poetry has appeared In Calyx, Rhino, and Chicago Quarterly Review, among other publications. She is a senior manuscript editor for the University of Chicago Press and teaches advanced editing at the University of Chicago Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies. Erikka Mikkalo is the recipient of a Tobias Wolff Award for short fiction, and has had work appear in Another Chicago Magazine, the Chicago Review, and other publications. Lynn Fitzgerald’s work has appeared in Kalliope, After Hours, and the Anthology of Chicago Poets. She is an adjunct instructor of English for the City Colleges of Chicago.