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Adam Apellasios

Chicago, Illinois, United States


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Adam K. Apellasios stepped onto the wrestling mat at age nine and onto the writers' path at 21 upon attending Northern Illinois University, where he best loved the protest literature from his BA in English. He wrestled and coached until he hung up his headgear at 27 to return to his native Chicago and seek the path that would lead him to coming out, grass dancing at Native American pow wows, and discovering his own heritage as a Greek-American. He has earned an MFA in creative writing from Roosevelt University and continues to practice what he calls "method writing" by living the adventures that become more truth than fact. Paco the Great was his first book, the first step in this journey of a thousand miles.

Interests: podcasts, Native American grass dancing, sitar, Greek folk dance

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: No


Published works:


  • Paco the Great
  • A Sort of Homecoming
  • The Book of Jeremiah
  • Called to the Mat
  • The Belmont Rocks and Other Gay Chicago Poems