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Literary Magazine Editor to Speak at WIU Thursday, March 24

March 21, 2011

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MACOMB, IL - - Jacob Knabb, editor-in-chief of Another Chicago Magazine (ACM), a nationally recognized literary magazine, will speak and answer questions about publication and editing at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24 in the Western Illinois University Union Sandburg Theatre. Knabb, who earned an MFA (Master of Fine Arts) in writing from Purdue University, will also answer questions about the MFA process for anyone who is interested. The event is open free to the public.

In addition to his role with ACM, Knabb is a lecturer in the First Year Writing Program at University of Illinois-Chicago. He hosts a monthly variety show at "So You Think You Have Nerves of Steel," featuring writers, comedians, musicians and other performers, at the Hungry Brain pub in Chicago.

Knabb's visit is sponsored by the Department of English and Journalism and the Visiting Lecturers Committee. For more information, contact Erika Wurth, associate professor of English and journalism, at (309) 298-1212 or

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