Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Friday Jan 6th:First Friday:Top Shelf Poets

Studio A
2941 W. Belmont
Now in a new venue

W4tB Presents:
First Friday:Top Shelf Poets
Live from Studio A
The Greatest Show On Earth That Exercises Hyperbole
Charlie Newman
Kurt Heintz
Scott DeKatch
Kristy Bowen
Todd Heldt

Monday Jan 2:W4tB presents Open Mic at the Bus Stop

W4tB presents Open Mic at the Bus Stop
Featuring-Sandra Santiago
Café Ballou
939 N. Western Ave
7:30(sign up)-10pm
Suggested theme-Love, Art, and Other Drugs

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Dec 16: Requited Sound & Language Performance

REQUITED issue #6 release
Sound & Language Performance


Dan Godston
Tim Jones-Yelvington
Jennifer Karmin

Edward Breitweiser
Reed Esslinger
Ángel Faraldo
Katrina Schaag
Peter J Woods

1550 N. Milwaukee Ave, 3rd floor
suggested donation $7

REQUITED issue #6 is almost here--just one more month. We will be hosting a series of multi-media and performative works attentive to language as sound curated by guest editor Ryan T Dunn.

Sound & Language Performance:
Consider the psychological and phenomenological aspects of the reception and manifestation of sound as a linguistic act, as a revisitable document, as an intangible moment on breath and a long distance transmittable gesture. Ponder the history of the textual document and its relationship with the relatively young sonic document. Encompass methods of transmission and reception, the notable and the mundane, the intentional and unintentional, public and private, seen and heard.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

December 18, 3:00PM

The Cafe open mic
5115 N. Lincoln Ave.
$2 & 2 drink minimum (any drink, even bottled water or soda)
plus donation for the feature

The Cafe (5115 N. Lincoln Ave.) hosts a weekly poetry/performance art open mic (hosted by Janet Kuypers). On Sunday,
December 18th, the Cafe has poetry in the LAST POETRY OPEN MIKE EVER AT THE CAFE!

Join me at the Cafe (5115 North Lincoln Ave.) Sunday afternoon (12/11/11 open mic starts ~ 3:00 - 3:30 PM) for great poetry in the FINAL GET-TOGETHER FOR POETRY READINGS AT THE CAFE!!!

I am going to try to see if I can get some audio recordings of opera singer and frien...d Suzanne, possibly singing Christmas carols, to accompany Christmas-related poems of mine for the open mike, and what they hey, I may look through my archives at what I read BACK IN 1997 AT THIS VENUE, since this is the last time I get to read at Baci's establishment!!!

It is wonderful of Baci to have supported this poetry open mike since December 1996 at both Cafe Aloha and the Cafe, AND I WANT EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED THIS POETRY OPEN MIKE - OR SUPPORTED PREVIOUS HOSTS DAVID RUBIN OR CHARLIE NEWMAN - TO COME OUT FOR THIS LAST DAY F POETRY AT HE CAFE!!!

I look forward to seeing everyone at the Cafe Sunday afternoon, for great poetry at the Cafe!


And HEY, John Yotko will have his guitar (for later in the evening), so I don't know, if anyone there wants any requests (even if it's of the original Janet/Warren song "What We Need In Life", or other stuff you've heard before), we *might* just be able to play a farewell song for this open mike location too!


The entire year listing for the 2011 schedule at the Cafe is on line, and the 2012 schedule at the NEW LOCATION - the artist-friendly space at Gallery Cabaret (2020 N. Oakley Ave. in Chicago - one block east of Western Avenue and one block north of Armitage, right near the Blue Line el stop and with tons of free parking) is now on line! The Cage Gallery poetry open mike in 2012 is now getting together EVERY ODD WEDNESDAY (the 1st, 3rd and sometimes 5 Wednesdays of every month).

Check out the 2012 schedule for the Cafe Gallery (at Gallery Cabaret) at http://www.chaoticarts.org/thecafe/2012schedule.htm (one link away from the main page at http://www.chaoticarts.org/thecafe), because we we are now officially looking for 2012 features at Gallery Cabaret!

-- Janet Kuypers
The Cafe, 2010 (weekly open mic)
5115 North Lincoln Ave., Chicago
$2 cover & 2 drink min. (water, beer: any drink, + something for the feature)

If you for any reason have difficulty sending emails to this address, you can (in emergencies only) send your questions/emails to Janet Kuypers through facebook (facebook dot com slash janetkuypers), or directly to janetkuypers at gmail dot com.

For info about the open mic and the 2011 schedule (or getting the chance to sign up for your OWN feature in 2012), you can always check out http://www.chaoticarts.org/thecafe/ for the weekly podcast, feature videos or future schedules.
feature, following an open mic.

For info about the open mic and the 2011 schedule (or getting the chance to sign up for your OWN feature in 2012), you can always check out http://www.chaoticarts.org/thecafe/ for the regular podcast, feature videos or future schedules.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Dec 14: The Danny's Reading Series

The Danny's Reading Series
Wednesday, December 14

Adam Fell
Michelle Taransky
Aaron McCollough

at Danny's Tavern
1951 W. Dickens
21+ please bring ID

Adam Fell is the author of I AM NOT A PIONEER, published by H_NGM_N Books, and the chapbook Ten Keys to Being a Champion On and Off the Field (H_NGM_N, 2010). He is a graduate of UW-Madison & the Iowa Writers’ Workshop & teaches at Edgewood College in Madison, WI, where he co-curates the Monsters of Poetry reading series.

Michelle Taransky is Reviews Editor for Jacket2 and the author of "Barn Burned, Then," (Omnidawn 2009), selected by Marjorie Welish for the 2008 Omnidawn Poetry Prize. Taransky lives in Philadelphia where she works at Kelly Writers House and teaches writing and poetry at University of Pennsylvania. A chapbook, "No, I Will Be In The Woods" was just published by Brave Men Press.

Aaron McCollough is the author of five books of poetry. His fourth, NO GRAVE CAN HOLD MY BODY DOWN was just released by Ahsahta Press in September, and his fifth, UNDERLIGHT is forthcoming next fall from Ugly Duckling Press. His other books include LITTLE EASE, DOUBLE VENUS, and WELKIN. McCollough is the Librarian for English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan's Hatcher Graduate Library. He lives in Ann Arbor.

Saturday December 17th at Cafe Mestizo

3:00 - 5:00
Cafe Mestizo
1738 W 18th St
Cultural Urban Coffee House
Come to the seventeenth Café Mestizo POETRY reading!
Featuring POETRY by
Buddha 309...Waiting for the bus host
Scott DeKatch...Author of Talking About Reason
Plus open mic
and special guests

Monday Dec. 19th:W4tB presents:open mic at the bus stop with Jan Bottiglieri

Mon, Dec 19
7:30(sign up)-10pm
Cafe' Ballou
939 N Western
w4tb presents open mic at the Bus Stop
Featuring Jan Bottiglieri
Music Lyric Night
Teen Tragedy

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Dec 5th:W4tB presents:open mic at the bus stop

W4tB little Christmas Extravaganza
Monday December 5th
Cafe Ballou
939 N Western Ave.
special Holiday open mic
7:30 sign up-10pm

Bring out your holiday poems
bring a special poem for inclusion in our own Weirdo version of Secret Santa
you may need:
a #2 pencil
a box of crayons
dreams of sugar plums
one dredel
chocolate coins
three ghosts
and either the True Meaning of Christmas or a Bah Humbug
oh...and poems

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Dec 4: Vanessa Place

Sunday, December 4th
at 2pm

The Renaissance Society presents
a reading by Vanessa Place

Vanessa Place is a writer, a lawyer, and co-director of Les Figues Press. Her dual appointment as lawyer by day and experimental writer by whenever makes her a handful and a head-full. She is author of Dies: A Sentence (2006), La Medusa (2008), Notes on Conceptualisms, co-authored with Robert Fitterman (2009), and The Guilt Project: Rape, Morality and Law (2010).

at University of Chicago
1025 East 58th Street
Swift Hall, room 106, first floor
on the Main Quadrangle, directly east of Cobb Hall