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7th Annual Gwendolyn Brooks Day
by the Guild Literary Complex
Friday June 7th, 2019
3-8pm Reception 5pm
Chicago State University, 9501 S. King Dr.
Gwendolyn Brooks Library 4th floor
Jen Karmin and Marcy Rae Henry will read between 3-5pm
Yesenia Bello: My mouth is a motherlode
Tuesday, March 5
Tiger Strikes Asteroid Chicago: 2233 S. Throop St., #419
In conjunction with the solo exhibition, My mouth is a motherlode, by artist Yesenia Bello, Tiger Strikes Asteroid Chicago is pleased to host a reading by artists, curators, poets, and makers. Drawing on the exhibition's theme of bilingualism, readers will respond to the notions of memory or loss; fluidity or futility; or new forms of self-expression, as they relate to language.
mrh will be reading en spanglish towards the end of the event.
OVERSLEEPOVER4: SLUMBER PARTY PLUS BEDTIME RITUALS AND ATMOSPHERES
(My dog and I recorded yawns (morning yawns; we are not morning creatures) for this bedtime ritual performance.)
Bring on the night; bring on the ritual.
2/16/19 | 8:30pm-sunrise
1550 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Woodland Pattern Book Center
25th Annual Poetry Marathon & Benefit
15 hours | 150 poets
Chicago group reading/performing around 8pm
JANUARY 26 - JANUARY 27, 2019
10:00AM | $10 | FREE FOR THOSE WHO PLEDGE A READER FOR $35 OR MORE
720 EAST LOCUST ST
Red Rover Series [readings that play with reading]
Experiment #114: Island of Abundance
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17th | 7pm
Outer Space Studio
1474 N. Milwaukee Ave
suggested donation $4
Stacy Blint | bio
Carleen Tibbetts | bio
Mike Hauser | bio
Marcy Rae Henry to read new poems & display visual pieces made to accompany them
Snite Museum, University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN
As part of the 100 Thousand Poets for Change Chicago Community Council 2018, i'm co-curating a Temporary America reading/performance with Laura Goldstein, Jennifer Karmin, Toni Asante Lightfoot, Ira S. Murfin & Kenyatta Rogers. Co-sponsored by the Guild Literary Complex and Red Rover Reading Series.
Inspiration: Homer Erotic's cult song Temporary America. The readings will address the precariousness of the era we're living in and how vital it is to keep each other charged up for awareness, action, change + revolution. Barbara Barg, beloved Chicago poet, wrote the song and co-founded the all-women band. She experimented with writing, teaching, performance and music and passed on in May 2018.
Deets: Saturday September 29, 2018 7 PM – 10 PM
Outer Space Studio: 1474 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622
Suggested donation $4/proceeds to be donated to Chicago Jobs with Justice
2018 interview with No Good Poetry, episode #57
Chicago poets come in at about the last 9.30 minutes
August 16, 2018 | 1-3pm National Poetry Slam's "Station to Station" open mic water taxi -- on the Chicago river and on the anniversary of my Abuelita Soledad's 93rd birthday.
Rocking out with mariachis on her 80th birthday.
'Solamente una vez...'
"there was something about that city, though
it didn't let me feel guilty that I had no feeling for the things so many others needed.
it let me alone.” bukowski
Jan. 27, 2018. Milwaukee, WI. A few of us from Chicago have been invited to read at the Woodland Pattern Book Center for this:
Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 7:00 - 9:00pm: 100,000 Poets for Change
event to raise $ for México and Puerto Rico Relief Fund