Fw: Women's History Month Poetry and Beyond (Illinois)
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--Our friends at ConstantPoetry.com are working on
the video footage from that highly successful show
we did, Whole Lotta Love and Mercury Cafe. Soon
the entire show will be available for video
viewing on the internet. ChicagoPoetry.com just
keeps on going, dunnunit.
ChicagoPoetry.com's own CJ Laity was recently
voted in as the newest member of the prestigious
Poets Club of Chicago. He will be one of many
poets performing in a Poetry Wheel at the Harold
Washington Public Library Poetry Fest on the
morning / afternoon of Saturday, April 28. Later
that evening ChicagoPoetry.com will present its
annual National Poetry Month Celebration at
Mercury Cafe. An open call to poets to perform in
the Mercury show will arrive in a future email.
YOUNG WRITERS WORKSHOPS
Announcing the ninth annual Young Writers Workshop
This year's workshop will be held from June 27 to
June 30, 2007 on
the campus of Southern Illinois University in
Carbondale, Illinois. The Young
WritersWorkshop is a four-day program designed to
give high school sophomores,
juniors, and seniors the chance to explore and
develop their talents in
poetry and prose writing. Students will hone their
writing skills by
participating in daily critique sessions led by
SIUC faculty, and by
attending and participating in panels, readings,
discussions lead by SIUC creative writing faculty
and graduate students.
Course Dates: June 27-June 30, 2007
Registration Deadline: June 7, 2007
Course fee: $200 for commuting students, $250 for
Registration forms available from:
Young Writers Workshop
Division of Continuing Education
Washington Square C--Mailcode 6705
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
703 S. Washington Street
Carbondale, IL 62901
Web: www.dce.siu.edu (click on the link labeled
(At the website, you'll find guidelines for the
for Young Writers, a nationwide competition for
creative writers aged
To read an interview about the Young Writers
WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH AND BEYOND
**Sun March 11: Woman Made Gallery, 685 N.
Milwaukee Ave, presents an "International Reading"
featuring work in English and translated into
Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Serbian, Chinese,
Lithuanian and Spanish, read by Ray Bianchi, Chris
Glomski, Francesco Levato, Radmila Lunic, Jennifer
Scapettone, Steven Schroeder, Huichun (Amy) Liang,
Lina ramona Vitkauskas and Jackie White, 2 - 4 PM,
free and open to the public.
**Sun March 11: Women's Theater Alliance presents
March Salon in honor of Women's History Month,
featuring AquaMoon and friends and live music by
Molly Sue Africa, at the Artists in Residence
Building, 6165 N. Winthrop, 3 PM, $5 suggested
donation, for info. 773-575-5942 or
**Mon March 12: The Molly Malone's Open Mic, 7652
Madison Street, Forest Park, 708-366-8073,
features Kathy Kubik, $5, 7 PM.
**Thur March 15: The Poetry Foundation presents
Poetry Off the Shelf featuring Martin Espada, at
The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St, 6 PM,
admission is free but call 312-787-7070 for
**Thur March 15: University of Arkansas Press
author Carole Simmons Oles will be reading and
discussing her new book of poetry, Waking Stone:
Inventions On The Life Of Harriet Hosmer, with
guest Heather Bergstrom, at Beck's Book Store,
Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. St.
Louis, 773-588-2770, 7 PM, free,
**Fri March 16: Mercury Cafe, 1505 W. Chicago Ave,
presents featured St. Pat's Day poets Lynn
Fitzgerald, Dan Cleary and Cathleen Schandelmeier,
7 to 9 PM, with open mic, free.
**Mon March 19: Waiting 4 The Bus at Jaks Tap, 901
W. Jackson, presents Laurel Graham with an open
mic, 7:30-10 PM.
**Wed March 21: Guild Complex presents Palabra
Pura, with featured poets Ray Gonzalez and Yolanda
Nieves, at California Clipper, 1002 N. California,
8:30 PM, free.
**Wed March 21: The Poetry Center of Chicago
presents Pulitzer Prize winner Claudia Emerson at
the SAIC Ballroom, 112 S Michigan Ave, 6:30 PM,
**Sun March 25: Myopic Books, 1564 N. Milwaukee
Ave, 2nd Fl, presents a reading by Betsy Andrews,
7 PM, free.
**Thur April 5: Lip Series at The Spot, 4435 N.
Broadway, features Ian Belknap and Sharon Green
with open mic, 8 PM, $5.
**Fri April 6: DvA Gallery, 2568 N. Lincoln Ave,
presents readings by Brandi Homan, Bonnie Summers,
Kristy Bowen and Bronmin Shumway, 8 - 9:30 PM,
**Wed April 11: The Poetry Center of Chicago
presents "Teachers Speak" featuring Dan Ferri,
Billy Lombardo, and Taylor Mali at the SAIC
Ballroom, 112 S Michigan Ave, 6:30 PM, $10.
**Fri April 27: The 1st Annual Rootabaga Slam
hosted by Slampapi Marc Smith, at Cherry Street
Tavern, 57 S. Cherry Street, in Galesburg,
Illinois, with $500 in prizes, sponsored by Knox
College & the Sandburg Days Festival8 PM, $3, to
find out how to enter contact
TAMALE HUT LOOKING FOR OPEN MIC POETS
The Tamale Hut reading previously scheduled for
Feb. 13 was cancelled because of a snowstorm. But
it has been rescheduled for Tues., March 13.
Carlos Cumpian and I will be featured readers at
this new venue in the western suburbs on Tues.,
March 13 at 7:00 p.m. The new free reading series
was started just this year and is hosted by
Centerstage Chicago critic and reviewer Jenny
Seay. It is being held at the Tamale Hut Cafe,
8300 W. Cermak Road (near 1st Ave.) in North
Poets and fiction writers are featured on
alternating months. Seay is inviting open mikers
to arrive early at the venue on March. 13 to sign
up to read, whether they be poets or fiction
writers. She limits open mic readings to two pages