Sunday, August 25, 2013


It's not a Poetry Slam!
It's the glorious throwdown known as the Poetry Pentathlon
Saturday, August 31

Powell's books in University village,
1218 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60607

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Goods are Waiting 4 The Bus+Open Mic

This show is all sorts of special. We will be holding open auditions for a new co-host. We will be asking for prompt suggestions from the audience (one of these could be the "On the spot Prompt" for the Pentathlon)

W4tB is featuring the Poetry Fried Funk and Hip Hop hallucinations of THE GOODS. It will be the coolest thing ever

as always
sign up 7:30
showtime 8-10
3 poems or 5 minutes
Jaks Tap901 W Jackson

Jaks Tap Restaurant Bar
901 W. Jackson, Chicago, Illinois 60607

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Red Rover Series / Experiment #66

Red Rover Series
{readings that play with reading}

Experiment #66:
Writer, Who Are You? Identity & Creativity

7pm / doors lock 7:30pm

Elizabeth Marino
Timothy David Rey
& NewTown Writers

at Outer Space Studio
1474 N. Milwaukee Ave
suggested donation $4

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

ELIZABETH MARINO was recently interviewed and reviewed by the editor of the London-based Femficatio.  "There are some defining moments of celebration here, but what largely remains from reading Debris is a proper oxymoron – the ethereal poignancy of existence most severe, beautifully evinced through art’s filter. This small book deserves a very large space on every literature shelf." A second chapbook is due out at the end of the year, from Dancing Girl Press. Her work has appeared in anthologies, journals, and on performance stages throughout the area.

TIMOTHY DAVID REY is a Chicago-based writer/performer whose plays and performance pieces have been seen and heard around Chicago and out of state.  His new book is entitled LITTLE VICTORIES:  POETRY AND PERFORMANCES and is available at  He is the president of NewTown Writers, one of the nation's longest LBGT Writing Groups.  You can find and “like” Timothy Rey on Facebook!

NEWTOWN WRITERS, founded in 1982, was created with the mission of fostering queer literature through workshops, readings, publications, performances and promotion of LGBT writer's work.  They are committed to reaching beyond the traditional borders of community by welcoming writers of all levels and from all communities including academic, medical, journalistic, youth and established artists.  They hope to broaden and give expression to the collective voice of their community as the longest-running LGBT writer's group in the United States.

Fall/Winter 2013 schedule, details TBA

Red Rover Series is curated by Laura Goldstein and Jennifer Karmin. Each event is designed as a reading experiment with participation by local, national, and international writers, artists, and performers.  Founded  in 2005 by Amina Cain and Jennifer Karmin, the over sixty events have  featured a diversity of renowned creative minds.

Email ideas for reading experiments
to us at

The schedule for events is listed at

Red Rover Series
on facebook? why not?