Monday, February 1, 2010

The Encyclopedia Show

Wednesday, Februray 5th
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Vittum Theatre
1012 N. Noble St


Chicago, IL – Chicago Slam Works brings to you The Encyclopedia Show at the Vittum Theatre, 1012 N Noble St, on Wednesday, February 3 at 7:30 pm. Tickets $6 at the door. All ages.

This Month – Series 2, Volume 6: Explorers

With music, poetry, visual art and spoken word on the topic: Explorers. Featuring contributors:

Dave Awl (Author of What the Sea Means)
Cin Salach (Slam Legend)
Derrick Brown (International Heart-throb, Founder of Write Bloody Press)
Bob Boone (Founder of Young Chicago Authors)
Stephen Meads (Bay Area Raconteur and Hooligan)
Greg Bee (
Brian Morrison (Animation Student)
The Brothers Dodson:
Zach Dodson (featherproof, Show ’n Tell Show)
Seth Dodson (1,2,3, Fag!, Glitter in the Gutter)
Raych Jackson (Louder Than a Bomb).

With hosts

Robbie Q Telfer (Author of Spiking the Sucker Punch)
Shanny Jean Maney (Author of Our Brave Faces Were Just Smiles)

and cast regulars:

Kurt Heintz (– Fact Checker
Aaron Enskat (Former Normal Slammaster)
Tim Stafford (HBO Def Poet)
Joel Chmara (HBO Def Poet)
Evan Chung (Musician) - House Band Leader "The Encartagans"
Emily Rose (Poetry Vet and House Manager) –as Jilted Emily Rose.

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

-Robbie Q Telfer in TimeOut Chicago

About The Encyclopedia Show

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 performers. Past contributors have included Bill Ayers, Marc Smith, Paul Sereno, Anis Mojgani, Idris Goodwin, Lisa Buscani, Cameron McGill, Kevin Coval, Derrick Brown, and Marty McConnell. For audio from previous shows and additional information, please visit

The Encyclopedia Show draws its novice and notable talent from Chicago Area and National Artists in the Slam, Academic and Youth artists’ communities.