For this unconventional Artist Story, writer Simon A. Smith sat down with writer Simon A. Smith to discuss teaching, the Chicago literary scene, and the pros and cons of a writing career. With or without glasses, he raises some interesting points. —CAR Literary Researchers
Simon With Glasses (SWG): You’re from a very small town in Pennsylvania. What was it like moving to Chicago at the age of 19 without knowing a single soul in the city?