Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Some Good Stuff

WomanMade Gallery
Icons - from Mary to Marilyn
December 7, 2008   2 - 4 pm.
WomanMade Gallery 685 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
From Mary to Marilyn, from religious paintings to those little pictures on our computer screens, icons are images that strongly resonate with meaning. And because "icon" in its most literal sense means "an image, simile or symbol," icons are an essential part of what poetry is all about. This reading will present work that engages Iconic figures ranging from the classical to pop culture, in incarnations that range from elegaic to the highly compromised.
Hosted by Nina Corwin, readers include Maureen Tolman Flannery, Arielle Greenberg, Becca Klaver, Donna Pucciani, Erin Teegarden, and Rachel Jamison Webster. The poetry reading on Sunday, December 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

The Molly Malone's Open Mic with your hosts Nina Corwin and Al DeGenova invites you to be part of one of the longest running and most highly respected open mics in the Chicago area.  And please read down to the end of this email for another great reading on Sunday, December 7 at WomanMade Gallery.
Monday, December 8, join us in welcoming poet (and lawyer, yes another one) Rachel Contreni Flynn
Born outside Paris, Rachel Contreni Flynn grew up in a small Indiana farming town and now teaches poetry and practices law near Chicago. In 2005, her first book, Ice, Mouth, Song, was published by Tupelo Press. She received a 2007 Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Flynn's work appears widely in magazines and journals such as Barrow Street, Washington Square, Spoon River Review, Oxford Magazine, and Epoch. 
Molly Malone's Irish Pub
7652 Madison Street
Forest Park, IL
$5 if you can, $3 if you can't
7:00 -- open mic sign-up begins
7:30 -- open mic
8:45 -- featured reader
9:15 -- open mic continues if necessary 
Poetry/fiction at Molly's is the second Monday of every month.   
Feel free to forward this notice to your writing pals...we love new faces with new voices.