Forest Park’s favorite former goth-girl bartender, young-adult (YA) novelist and columnist for the Forest Park Review will read at Unity Temple, 875 Lake Street, Oak Park on Thursday, Sept. 20.

Kuehnert will read as part of a gathering of young women writers who participate in the popular nationally-recognized online magazine for teenage girls,

Out on actual paper is Rookie Yearbook One, a year’s worth of Rookie.

“I am so insanely proud and honored to be a part of ROOKIE,” said Kuehnert. “It is literally the most important, meaningful job I’ve ever had.” (Although we’re sure Forest Park Review columnist is up there).

Taking their fashion marching orders from their precocious Oak Park River Forest High School commander Tavi Gevinson, the group will include Jessica Hopper, author of The Girl’s Guide to Rocking: How to start a band, get gigs and get rolling to rock stardom, and girl-gaydar maven Krista Burton.

Gevinson appeared on the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Sept. 11 to promote her book and show the world “how to make a b^&*% face.” She even gave a shout-out to her hometown and broke Fallon up when he asked about where she lived. “Where’d you grow up again, outside Chicago right, where exactly?” Fallon asked. “I’m still growing up outside of Chicago,” she replied.

See the video here:

The event is sponsored by Unity Temple and The Book Table. Admission is $10, which is refunded if you buy a copy of the book. The reading starts at 7 p.m.

Jean Lotus loves community journalism. She covers news, features, two school boards, village council, crime, park district and writes obits for Forest Park Review. She also covers the police beat for...