Saturday, December 20, 2008

The News

Tuesday-Dec. 23rd...last Café show of 08...features HIGHWIRE LAURA DIXON!
Maybe even a pregift/regift give-a-way...HOTCHA!
Be there!
5115 Lincoln

The Classic First First Friday Poetry Series in 09...
Friday January 2
The Poets Club of Chicago

& yers truly...
...give or take one or two!
St. Paul's Cultural Center
2215 W North Avenue
2+ blocks west of the Damon Blue Line stop
Street parking available
Beer, wine, soft drinks available @ cool-low prices
Free Admission
Donation Requested
The First Friday Poetry Series is a Poetry Green Zone

Waiting 4 The Bus(the open mic)
January 5th

Jaks Tap (the back room)
901 W. Jackson
with our special guests Dan Godston and Laura Dixon
Donations requested
W4tB is a Poetry Green Zone


Chicago, IL – Young Chicago Authors (YCA) brings to you The
Encyclopedia Show – Two the Moon, at the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W
Division, on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 7:00pm. Tickets $5 at the
door. All ages.

"We saw a hole in the Chicago poetry scene that slam couldn't fill. I
think a lot more than be done with the form than just competition."

- Robbie Q Telfer in TimeOut Chicago

About The Encyclopedia Show:
Young Chicago Authors (YCA) presents The Encyclopedia Show, brought to
you from the quirky minds of poets and producers Robbie Q Telfer and
Shanny Jean Maney. The Encyclopedia Show showcases visual art, comedy,
music and spoken word on a wide variety of subjects related to a
chosen topic.

Each month a new topic is picked at random from the encyclopedia and
assignments are sent to a diverse group of writers, artists, poets and

With the support of YCA (Young Chicago Authors) and their Performances
Manager, Telfer (National Poetry Slam Individual Finalist), The
Encyclopedia Show draws its novice and notable talent from Chicago
Area and National Artists in the Slam, Academic and Youth artists'

"I really want this to be an age-integrated show. I'm not saying that
I have a deep desire to hang out with high-school kids, but, in terms
of mentorship and ensuring the future of the community, it's a great

- Robbie Q Telfer in TimeOut Chicago

This Month: "Two the Moon"
With music, poetry, visual art and spoken word on the topic: The Moon.
Featuring (Contributor – Topic): Bill Struss (Phi Rho Pi double gold
medalist) – Astrology; Amy David (2-time member of the Green Mill slam
team) – Lunacy; A.D. Jameson (Fiction writer and DePaul instructor) –
Moon Geography; Cassie Sparkman (Director of the Poetry Center's Hands
on Stanzas) – Harvest Moon; Corey Schultz (Slammaster of the Normal,
IL poetry slam) – Lunar Space Elevator; Melanie "George" Decelles (3rd
Place team member at youth poetry nationals) – Lunar Gravity; Iggy
Mwela (Creator of the Words in Action Poetry Series) – Mooning (v.)
re: Naked Fannies; Rik Vasquez (Youth Mentor and Slam Coach for hire)
- Moon Treaty/Constitution; Kiara Lanier (Youth Singer-Songwriter) –
Sea of Tranquility; Aly Bosetti (visual artist - Portland, OR) – Life
native to the Moon; Ralph Hardesty (Rhetoric Instructor at Cornell
University - Ithaca, NY) – Moon flower; Anis Mojgani (Two-time
National Poetry Slam Individual Champion - Portland, OR) –

About Young Chicago Authors:
The mission of Young Chicago Authors is to encourage self-expression
and literacy among Chicago's youth through creative writing,
performance and publication. YCA provides student-centered, artist-led
workshops free to youth ages 13–19 in schools and communities. Our
process emphasizes artistic development, mentorship, and creating safe
spaces where a young person's life matters. We believe that through
their words, young people can promote respect and remove barriers to
transform their lives and society.

The Encyclopedia Show is part of YCA's Louder Than A Bomb (LTAB)
University. LTAB University consists of all spoken word performing
arts to include WordPlay, a weekly Tuesday night open mic event for
teens ages 13 - 19 years of age; the newly formed LTAB College, a
monthly open mic series for college students hosted by Kevin Coval;
The Encyclopedia Show, providing a monthly spoken word alternative to
slam; and LTAB Teen Spoken Word Poetry Festival which is held
annually over a two week period. This year's LTAB Festival begins
February 20, 2009 (with the Intersections Literary Festival) with the
finals culminating on March 8, 2009 at the Vic Theatre.

Reading Between the Lines: An AWP Offsite Event
"Forsooth, words!"

Host: Larry O. Dean
Start Time: Thursday, February 12 at 8:00pm
Beat Kitchen (upstairs)
Thursday, February 12, 2009
8:00pm - 11:00pm

Beat Kitchen (upstairs)
2100 W. Belmont
Chicago, IL