Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Revolving Door: Carina Farrero & Erin Teegarden

The Revolving Door —A monthly series of poetry & cultural musings

@ Red Kiva, 1108 W. Randolph / Open mic 7:30PM / Features 8PM

Wednesday, April 21

Carina Gia Farrero, writer and interdisciplinary performer, received her MFAW from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently teaching at the Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago. She was a co-founder of the performance company The Turnbuckles and of the poetry collective Poetry for the People, and she has toured nationally with Sister Spit. One of her plays was produced as part of the PAC festival in Chicago. Some of her poems were most recently published or are forthcoming in Verse Daily, Arsenic Lobster, and The Encyclopedia Project. In 2008, two of her poems were nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

Erin Teegarden is a poet, teacher and community arts organizer. She teaches Literature at Columbia College Chicago, manages the online writing lab at American Intercontinental University Online, and works as an artist-in-residence at Children’s Memorial Hospital where she teaches poetry to patients as part of the Snow City Arts Foundation. She is the founder and co-organizer of the grass-roots, bad-ass monthly reading /performance series, rec room. She received an MFA from the University of Pittsburgh in 2003 and is the founder and former managing editor of Pitt's first online literary journal. She has received the Associated Writing Programs' "Intro Journals Award," and has been a Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Awards finalist and judge. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in: Another Chicago Magazine, pms (poemmemoirstory), preling, nanomajority, Conte Online, wunderkammer, Lorraine and James, the Bellingham Review, Eye-Rhyme, Sunspinner, Liberty Hill Poetry Review, and Pittsburgh's City Paper, among others.