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Susan Wingate hosts Lorraine Devon Wilke on Dialogue

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DIALOGUE Between the Lines

DIALOGUE Between the Lines


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BORN IN CHICAGO, raised in the rolling farmland of northern Illinois, surrounded by the music, art, books, and theater her parents insisted be brought to the table, Devon Wilke learned early the call of her creative Muses. Never one to limit her artistic pursuits, she designed a career that’s intertwined theater and rock & roll, photography and design; screenwriting, journalism, and long-form fiction, bringing the sum total of her creative experience to each medium in which she’s engaged.

A longtime contributor to news media and media sites, her trademark “sass and sensibility” infuses her op-eds, essays, and social commentary with wit, candor, and occasional provocation. Her novels, short stories, and screenplays are rich in vivid characters, plots both unique and recognizable, with always an elemental mix of heart and soul.

Along with her debut novel, AFTER THE SUCKER PUNCH, and second novel, HYSTERICAL LOVE are available online and in select bookstores. Her screenplay, A Minor Rebellion was an “official screenplay selection” at the 2018 Beverly Hills Film Festival and a semifinalist in the 2018 ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship. Her latest novel, contemporary drama, THE ALCHEMY OF NOISE was published April 2019 by She Writes Press.


In a world so full of lonely people and broken hearts, Chris Hawkins, a black sound engineer from Chicago’s south side, and Sidonie Frame—white, suburban-raised, the head manager of one of the city’s most elite venues—meet by work-related happenstance and fall quickly in love, convinced that by that act alone they can inspire peace, joy, and happiness in the world around them. The world, however, has other ideas.