Wednesday, July 21, 2010

B.Y.O.P. - Bring Your Own People w/dancing girl press & Proyecto Latina

Date: Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Time: 8:30
Cost: Free admission (ages 21+ plus, i.d. required - bar venue)
Location: California Clipper, 1002 N. California, Chicago
Like literary mash-ups? Like tipping back a few cocktails? Then come to our next B.Y.O.P. (Bring Your Own People) Wednesday July 28th - an evening combining voices from dancing girl press and Proyecto Latina, plus Q&A and chit-chat to get to know each other better. (Snacks provided; cocktails are on you.) Cheers!

More about our invited guests:

the dancing girl press chapbook series was founded in 2004 to publish and promote the work of women poets and artists through chapbooks, journals, book arts projects, and anthologies. Spawned by the online zine wicked alice, dgp seeks to publish work that bridges the gaps between schools and poetic techniques--work that's fresh, innovative, and exciting. With a particular interest in Chicago area and midwestern authors, the press has published over 70 titles by emerging women poets in delectable handmade editions.

Proyecto Latina is a multi-media project that amplifies the success and impact of Latinas in our community. Our initiatives include a reading series and a website that allow us to: create a culture of self-empowerment, spotlight emerging and established Latina talent, create safe spaces in underserved communities, and provide a virtual platform to chronicle stories, share resources and start dialogue. Proyecto Latina Monthly Reading Series to date has featured the work of over 300 plus established and emerging Latinas in the arts.