Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Weirdo Open Mic: with David Mathews



Monday, July 17 at 7 PM - 9 PM Uncharted Books is located at 2620 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647-1610,



Don't be fooled by erroneous signage-Uncharted Books is located at
2620 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647-1610, United States
It is the current home of Waiting 4 the Bus and it's WEIRDO open mic: If you haven't been to visit us lately, now is the perfect time. We have a super feature. David Matthews is one of the best this city has to offer (writer-wise, he doesn't serve pizza or anything)

the open mic is super casual, you get 3 poems or 5 minutes, whichever comes first,

the show itself is free, we do request donations via collection (like church only more pagan and with puppets). We like to give our features a little something for the effort.


you can BYOB if you want
chairs are at a premium, so if you got one of those camp chairs, you might want to bring it along

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

There are still a few open spots for the Pentathlon


Welcome! If you would like to take part in our event, please fill in your details in the form below and you will be automatically registered. Event registration must be completed at least 

1 MONTH prior to the event.

 Saturday September 16th 7-9pm
THE BOOK CELLAR
4736-38 N Lincoln Ave

 REGISTRATION CLOSES ON AUGUST 16TH




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EVENTS

1:Form Poem.  This years for is the SHAKESPEAREAN SONNET
http://www.dummies.com/education/language-arts/poetry/writing-a-sonnet/

2:THE RANT

3:ON THE SPOT PROMPT. upon arrival at the event a prompt is issued to each contestant.  the poem must be completed in the room and will be the final event of the night

4; REDACTION POEM. we will provide a page of text.  your job...eliminate everything that is not the poem.

5: THE RESEARCH POEM.  we will issue each contestant a research topic which is to be the subject of the poem.  (do not expect general or boring research topics, it ain't how we roll.)  all topics will be historic and or scientific

TOPICS AND TEXT AND OTHER POETIC PROVISIONS WILL BE ISSUED UPON THE CLOSE OF REGISTRATION.

DUE TO TIME CONSTRAINTS WE WILL CAP THE NUMBER OF CONTESTANTS AT 10.  KEEP THAT IN MIND WHEN CONSIDERING YOUR REGISTRATION

Saturday, May 27, 2017

W4tB: Weirdo Open Mic with Julie and Gregory



    Monday, June 19 at 7 PM - 10 PM

  • Uncharted Books
    2630 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647
  • Waiting 4 the Bus presents the Weirdo Open Mic Solstice Edition. Gregory Curry and Julie Demhoff Larson are your gateway poets into the Poetry Summer O' Love.
    Come out and join us at the super cool Uncharted Books.
    Bring your beach chair,
    BYOB
    bring poems (yours, someone else's, one of our fabulous house poems, read if you want to...or don't...no pressure)
    you get three poems or 5 minutes
    storytellers welcome as long as you mind the time, mind the gap, keep your hands to yourself

    this is a chill poetry reading with a literary bent and a salon feel, please do not harsh our calm. We can provide a podium upon request, but open MIC is a misnomer, the room is too small for such a device. poets=project/appreciators=listen

FIGHT THE SCOURGE OF GENRE


Friday, May 19, 2017

Register for the Poetry Pentathlon

Welcome! If you would like to take part in our event, please fill in your details in the form below and you will be automatically registered. Event registration must be completed at least 

1 MONTH prior to the event.

 Saturday September 16th 7-9pm
THE BOOK CELLAR
4736-38 N Lincoln Ave

 REGISTRATION CLOSES ON AUGUST 16TH




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EVENTS

1:Form Poem.  This years for is the SHAKESPEAREAN SONNET
http://www.dummies.com/education/language-arts/poetry/writing-a-sonnet/

2:THE RANT

3:ON THE SPOT PROMPT. upon arrival at the event a prompt is issued to each contestant.  the poem must be completed in the room and will be the final event of the night

4; REDACTION POEM. we will provide a page of text.  your job...eliminate everything that is not the poem.

5: THE RESEARCH POEM.  we will issue each contestant a research topic which is to be the subject of the poem.  (do not expect general or boring research topics, it ain't how we roll.)  all topics will be historic and or scientific

TOPICS AND TEXT AND OTHER POETIC PROVISIONS WILL BE ISSUED UPON THE CLOSE OF REGISTRATION.

DUE TO TIME CONSTRAINTS WE WILL CAP THE NUMBER OF CONTESTANTS AT 10.  KEEP THAT IN MIND WHEN CONSIDERING YOUR REGISTRATION

Monday, May 8, 2017

Rockford Outsider Poet Publishes Second Children's Book

Rockford based publisher, Zombie Logic Press, is proud to announce the release of its seventh book “Atrocious Poems A to Z.” This is the second children's book by Rockford creative team and real life couple Thomas L. Vaultonburg of Zombie Logic Press and Jenny Mathews of Rockford Illustrating. Atrocious Poems A To Z is a book about all the things kids love to hate. Vegetables, inoculations, haircuts, monsters under the bed, sharing etc. Twenty-six different amusing poems and illustrations designed to help children cope with these anxiety-producing moments of childhood. Many of the poems also contain lessons in literary form, theme, and literary devices such as oxymoron, paradox, onomatopoeia, and verbal irony.

For Vaultonburg, the project is the culmination of a class project that began at Mary Morgan Grade School almost forty years ago when his 5th grade class was tasked with writing and illustrating a children's book all by themselves. When his lack of effort was chided by the teacher Vaultonburg took it to heart three decades later when he vowed to finish the book he had put such a half-hearted effort into, and after eight years of work, and lots of encouragement from the illustrator, Jenny Mathews, has written a book that will be on the walls of the Rockford Art Museum starting June 9th.

Limited editions of Atrocious Poems A to Z are available for pre-order through ZombieLogicPress.com and will make its debut June 9th 2017 at the Rockford Art Museum. Atrocious Poems A to Z's original pages will be included in an exhibition this summer at the Rockford Art Museum called Bittersweet Observations. “We are very honored to be part of this show at one of our hometown's most prestigious and integral institutions,” says Vaultonburg “It's a wonderful opportunity to teach kids about literary devices in a fun way.” The illustrations from the book can be seen at Rockford Art Museum from June 9th to October 1st.


The book is the fourth in the Rock River Literary Series, publishing authors exclusively from Rockford, Illinois, and the Rock River Valley area. A Kickstarter campaign has been established to raise funds for the project, and future projects in the series at Kickstarter