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Writer. Educator. Arts Organizer.

JAMES STEWART III

Welcome to my website. As a professional Writer, I aim to create a better understanding of the world and our place in it. Read some of my work below, including published articles and short stories.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

James Stewart III is a Black writer from Chicago whose work has appeared or is forthcoming in Lampblack, Midwest Review, Zone 3, The Forge, 580 Split, Pangyrus, Cleaver, and Another Chicago Magazine. He earned an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MA from North Central College. He is co-founder of the reading series and artist collective Exhibit B. Stewart also sits on the board of the Guild Literary Complex.  www.jamesstewart3.com

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PROJECTS

Exhibit B: A Literary Variety Show Logo Est. 2020
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Guild Literary Complex

Board President

For the last 30 years, the Guild Literary Complex, a literary non-profit organization, has been a pioneer on Chicago’s literary landscape, consistently hosting innovative and diverse events, featuring leading literary names, and welcoming new, emerging voices.

Defiant Acts

Unpublished Novel Manuscript

Defiant Acts is a work of fiction that explores the lives of a mixed-race, working-class family and how the parents struggle to maintain the illusion of stability while living paycheck to paycheck in the early '90s. At its heart, this is a novel of values, the value of hope, sacrifice for others, the everyday strength it takes to fight for those you love, and the work it takes to build a home.

Exhibit B

A Bi-Monthly Reading Series

James is a co-founder of the text-based performance series Exhibit B, which pushes artists to think beyond the typical limitations of a reading and develop new ways to bring their work into the world. Partnering with the Guild Literary Complex for shows online and in Chicago, Exhibit B is proud to be a paying market for artists. The series hosts performances throughout Chicago, online, and in 2023, will regularly host readings in New York City.

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PUBLISHED WORK

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Silent Killer

Cleaver: Philadelphia's International Literary Magazine
Issue 32: December 18, 2020

Stronger

The Forge Literary Magazine

June 23, 2021

The Fourth

Midwest Review 10 

Summer 2023

Rodney

Lampblack
Labour Issue - Fall 2023

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Dead Ends

Hawaii Pacific Review · Literary Journal of Hawaii Pacific University

North Dakota '84

Cowboy Jamboree (Print)
March 2024

Flooding

Another Chicago Magazine, July 2020

Fresh Cut

580 Split - Issue 24: Push Black

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"ANY HUMAN POWER CAN BE RESISTED AND CHANGED BY HUMAN BEINGS. RESISTANCE AND CHANGE OFTEN BEGIN IN ART."

Ursula K. Le Guin

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GET IN TOUCH

One of the greatest perks of my job is getting feedback and interacting with readers. Contact me if you’ve got any comments or questions for me, I’d love to hear from you.

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