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  • Susan Donahue
    ... From: ChicagoPoetry.com To: suzianne411@yahoo.com Sent: Thursday, March 8, 2007 2:50:20 PM Subject: Women s History Month
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      Here is the latest news from our friends at ChicagoPoetry.com:

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      From: ChicagoPoetry.com <chicagopoetry@...>
      To: suzianne411@...
      Sent: Thursday, March 8, 2007 2:50:20 PM
      Subject: Women's History Month Poetry and Beyond

      --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.



      Announcing the ninth annual Young Writers Workshop
      at SIUC!

      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,
      and craft
      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
      residential students

      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

      Phone: 618-536-7751
      Fax: 618-453-5680
      E-mail: dcereg@...
      Web: www.dce.siu.edu (click on the link labeled
      (At the website, you'll find guidelines for the
      Younkin-Rivera Prizes
      for Young Writers, a nationwide competition for
      creative writers aged
      To read an interview about the Young Writers
      Workshop, please



      **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



      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
      Riverside. http://www.tamalehutcafe.com

      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
      of material.

      Cindy Gallaher
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