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Writer. Educator. Runner.

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 whose work has appeared or is forthcoming in Zone 3, The Forge, 580 Split, Pangyrus, Cleaver, Another Chicago Magazine, and Cowboy Jamboree. He earned an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MA from North Central College. He also co-curates the text-based performance series The Guild Complex presents Exhibit B. He lives in Chicago with his wife and daughter. www.jamesstewart3.com

 

PROJECTS

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The Guild Complex presents Exhibit B

A Bi-Monthly Reading Series

Exhibit B is a bi-monthly performance series that highlights exciting text-based work in Chicago. Presented by the Guild Literary Complex, a 30-year-old grassroots literary arts organization based in Chicago, Exhibit B aspires to give those in attendance the same kind of charge you feel after leaving a great concert. We want prose, poetry, plays, music, and more. We want to create a space that showcases work that you don’t need an MFA to feel and that leaves the audience always wanting more. We want community. We want impact.

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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Unpublished Novel Manuscript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.

 

STORIES AND ESSAYS

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Stronger

The Forge Literary Magazine

June 23, 2021

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Silent Killer

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

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Fresh Cut

580 Split - Issue 24: Push Black

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North Dakota '84

Cowboy Jamboree

FA 2020: Issue 6.1

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Dead Ends

Hawaii Pacific Review · Literary Journal of Hawaii Pacific University

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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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