Wednesday, October 22, 2014

NOV 3-Waiting 4 the Bus has got THE GOODS

Joining us for this Open Mic poetry festival of love is the fabulous masters of hip hop infused wordplay and reality checks THE GOODS will be our featured performers

showtime is from 7-9pm
show up early to sign up for the open mic
all readers get 5 minutes or 3 poems whichever comes first

Powell' bookstore
218 S Halsted St
Chicago, IL

The show is free, we do ask for a donation to provide a stipend for the featured performers.

Buy books, books are already paper trained

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Red Rover Series / Experiment #80

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E Washington
6-7 pm.

Join the Poetry Center of Chicago on October 15 for the next installment of the Six Points Reading Series.

Admission is free in the Garland Room on the 1st floor of the Chicago Cultural Center.

October will feature poets Hannah Gamble and Kenyatta Rogers. Curated and hosted by Danielle Susi.

HANNAH GAMBLE is sending out her second book of poems. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from American Poetry Review, The Believer, POETRY, Court Green, and RATTLE. She lives in Chicago, where she is an artist-in-residence at the Museum of Science and Industry, and has recently completed a screenplay about a midwestern community college that offers an associate’s degree in not getting raped. She is one of this year’s Ruth Lilly fellows.

KENYATTA ROGERS was the 2012-2013 Visiting Poet in English, at Columbia College Chicago where he also earned his MFA in Creative Writing Poetry. He is a Cave Canem fellow and also a Poet-in-Residence for the Hands on Stanzas program through the Poetry Center of Chicago. A Pushcart nominee and Best of the Net nominee, his work has been previously published in or is forthcoming from Jubilat, Vinyl, Court Green, Rhino Poetry, The Volta among others. He is an Associate Editor with Rhino Poetry.

Books will be available for purchase after the reading.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Sept 27: Ferguson Goddam

Red Rover Series 
{readings that play with reading}

Experiment #

Ferguson Goddam  

7pm / doors lock 7:30pm

A special event with
100 Thousand Poets for Change

On September 27, 2014, many poets around the world will make their voices heard. To declare the change they'd like to see most in the U.S. and throughout the international community, events are being staged worldwide as part of 100 Thousand Poets for Change.  In Chicago, t
his night of poetry and activism is based on the theme "Ferguson Goddam".  Inspired by Nina Simone's song Mississippi Goddam, writers will address the recent shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

FEATURING:Jay Besemer, Aricka Foreman, Cean Gamalinda, Dan Godston, Jeannette Gomes, Kevin Gunnerson, Nathan Hoks, David Moran, Fernando Olszanski, Ladan Osman, Timothy David Rey, Keith Wilson, The Next Objectivists & more special guests

Co-sponsored by the Chicago Calling Arts Festival & curated by the 100 Thousand Poets for Change, Chicago Community Council 2014:  Beatriz Badikian-Gartler, Barbara Barg, Laura Goldstein, Jennifer Karmin, Toni Asante Lightfoot & Kenyatta Rogers 

at Outer Space Studio
1474 N. Milwaukee Ave
suggested donation $4
**proceeds to be donated to the Michael Brown Memorial Fund**  

Logistics --
near CTA Damen blue line
third floor walk up
not wheelchair accessible

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Red Rover Series
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Wednesday, Sept 24th

Say Aloha to poetry and performance art with "the Cafe Gallery" at Gallery Cabaret! See us at 2020 N. Oakley Ave. on Wednesday from 9:00 - 11:00 P.M. for poetry, music and performance art. Come out on Wednesday, September 24th 2014 for our open mic with the Buddha 309 feature!!!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Omniphonic poetry music fusion fest at Bucktown Arts fest

Saturday, August 23
at 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Next Week

W4tB presents the poetry and music fusion fest that sets the city on its ear. This year we are live from the Bucktown Arts Fest. 
This year we will continue to entertain and enlighten with the coolest acts in the city.

Primo Fine
Billy Tuggle
The Charlie Rossiter Experience
The Goods
The incredible Bob and Andy Bob Lawrence
and of course the founders of the feast...Omniphonic