Like Planet of the Apes but without horses...

...a company designed around a digital magazine. It is the hub of some very creative monkeys being very creative. Written content, live events, podcasts... whatever these hairy little monsters conceive.

Literate Ape is a group blog. A literary digital 'zine. A dumping place for the random musings of a small shrewdness of diverse apes who managed to learn to read and write and use computers.

The opinions contained within are the opinions of the apes and are not reflective of any institution or place of work one might associate with any of these simians. As with any grouping of primates, we don't even always agree with each other. Some are named, others use pseudonyms, still others prefer anonymity. 

Who are we? Think of us like ANONYMOUS but too lazy to learn to code or hack things. And maybe not quite as conspiracy-minded.

 
 

Contributing Apes

 
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Don Hall
co-editor

Don Hall is a freelance events consultant, founder of Literate Ape and author of two books, Strippers, Guns, and the Holocaust Museum and If a Tree Falls and other Essays by an Angry White Guy in Chicago.

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David Himmel
co-editor

 

David Himmel is the author of A Camp Story and the forthcoming novels Previously Recorded and Hope Idiotic. He is the former editor in chief of Chicago Health magazine.

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Ipsa Liberalis

Keeping a secret identity in order to be the hero liberals need now. Irritated but hopeful. Read all about it.

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Peter Kremidas

Peter Kremidas is a longtime actor, comedian, and writer in Chicago. He's performed all over the city in places from The Steppenwolf Garage to The Second City to every dive bar where the was a microphone whether or not he was allowed to use it. 

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Dana Jerman

Chicago-based model, musician, poet and prose conductor.  Author of various poetry chap books as well as Diminishing Returns and Bon Petit Bohémmiene: A Memoir.

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Mike Vinopal

Chicago native Mike Vinopal is a musician, a mental-health advocate and a teacher. He performs in his bands Local Motive and VINO. Currently serving as the director of programming for Hope for the Day's Beatkeepers Project, Vinopal uses his passion for music and education to build emotional and social literacy with at-risk youth. 

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Plus a variety of other contributing apes on less frequent timelines.

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