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June 2019

Poetry Reading: avery r. young, neckbone

June 8 from 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Arts & Poetry Stage, 60 W. Polk Street
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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avery r. young is the author of neckbone: visual verses. He is also an award-winning teaching artist who mentors youth in creative writing and theater. He has been an Arts and Public Life Artist-in-Residence at the University of Chicago and the Chicago Public Schools Art Integration Department.

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Coya Paz Brownrigg and Chloe Johnston, Ensemble-Made Chicago: A Guide to Devised Theater in conversation with Benna Wilde

June 8 from 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Arts & Poetry Stage, 60 W. Polk Street
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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COYA PAZ BROWNRIGG is an associate professor of theater at DePaul University and the author of Ensemble-Made Chicago A Guide to Devised Theater. She is the artistic director of Free Street Theater and cofounder of Teatro Luna. Chloe Johnston is a performer, writer, director, and teacher in Chicago and an Associate Professor of Theater at Lake Forest College. She is the co-author of Ensemble-Made Chicago: A Guide to Devised Theater, with Coya Paz Brownrigg.   Benna Wilde is Program Director…

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Poetry Reading: Grady Chambers, North American Stadiums

June 8 from 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Arts & Poetry Stage, 60 W. Polk Street
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Grady Chambers was born and raised in Chicago. He was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, attended the MFA program at Syracuse University, and has received fellowships from the Norman Mailer Center and the New York State Summer Writers Institute. His writing has appeared in Diode Poetry; Forklift, Ohio; Ninth Letter, New Ohio Review, and elsewhere. He currently lives in Philadelphia. North American Stadiums is his first book of poems.

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EmceeSkool Open Mic hosted by Phenom

June 8 from 12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
Arts & Poetry Stage, 60 W. Polk Street
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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  Teh’Ray “PHENOM” Hale, Founder/CEO of the award winning POETREE CHICAGO and EMCEESKOOL, is certified by The City Of Chicago as a Youth Development Practitioner and has dedicated his life to empowering communities. After winning, His mission is to educate, motivate, and elevate youth through Hip Hop for long-term positive change

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“Celebrating The Eloquent Poem” with Elise Paschen, Calvin Forbes, Christina Pugh and Tony Trigilio

June 8 from 1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Arts & Poetry Stage, 60 W. Polk Street
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Please join us to celebrate the publication of The Eloquent Poem: 128 Contemporary Poems and Their Making with the anthology editor Elise Paschen and contributors Calvin Forbes, Christina Pugh and Tony Trigilio. The Eloquent Poem is a ground-breaking anthology of 128 never-before-published poems by more than 100 contemporary poets, divided into fourteen chapters by poetic approach and including illuminating micro-essays on the genesis of each poem. Elise Paschen is the author of The Nightlife, Bestiary, and Infidelities (Roerich Prize). Her…

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The BreakBeat Poets featuring Kevin Coval, Britteney Black Rose Kapri, Raych Jackson, Diamond J. Sharp, and E’mon Lauren

June 8 from 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Arts & Poetry Stage, 60 W. Polk Street
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Kevin Coval is the author of Everything Must Go: The Life & Death of an American Neighborhood & many other collections, anthologies & chapbooks. He is the editor of The BreakBeat Poets series on Haymarket Books, Artistic Director of Young Chicago Authors, & founder of Louder Than a Bomb. Britteney Black Rose Kapri is a poet, teaching artist, and an alumna turned Teaching Artist Fellow at Young Chicago Authors. Her debut poetry collection, Black Queer Hoe, was published in September…

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Chicago Quarterly Review

June 8 from 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Arts & Poetry Stage, 60 W. Polk Street
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Robert Kerwin’s celebrity profiles, essays, short stories, and travel and op-ed pieces have appeared in Playboy, Cosmopolitan, Travel & Leisure, Ellipsis, So It Goes, Chicago Quarterly Review, Catamaran,  The New York Times, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune Magazine, and Los Angeles Times Calendar, among others. Born in Chicago, he now lives in northern California, and most re­cently has been working on a memoir,  Another World, Another Time. Linda Downing Miller leads creative writing classes at Chicago’s Newberry Library and the Center for Life and…

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TallGrass Writers Guild

June 9 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Arts & Poetry Stage, 60 W. Polk Street
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Selected local and national contributors to LOON MAGIC and Other Night Sounds will present cuttings from their poetry, fiction and nonfiction in this 24th in the 'black-and-White series of annual anthologies. Grand prizes of $500 each will be presented to the winner in the poetry and prose categories.

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Eve L. Ewing, 1919 in conversation with Carey Cranston presented by American Writers Museum

June 9 from 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
C-Span Stage, 731 S. Plymouth Ct
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Eve L. Ewing is a sociologist of education and a writer from Chicago. She is the author of 1919, Ghosts in the Schoolyard, and Electric Arches. She also writes the Ironheart series for Marvel Comics. She is an assistant professor at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration.   Carey is President of the American Writers Museum. Before that Carey worked in education administration and public relations. He has master’s degrees in literature and library science and has…

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Poets with Class Poetry Slam & Open Mic

June 9 from 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Arts & Poetry Stage, 60 W. Polk Street
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Poets with Class is a teaching and touring ensemble from Chicago Poetry Center. They enter classrooms and grace festival stages alike with slam poetry inspired workshops and interactive performances!  To celebrate Chicago's legacy of being the birthplace of slam poetry, Poets with Class will host a Chicago-style poetry slam and open mic at 2019 Printers Row Lit Fest! Get involved! Arrive before the start time to sign up.

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Poesía in the Midwest presented by contratiempo

June 9 from 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Arts & Poetry Stage, 60 W. Polk Street
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Join contratiempo for a reading from four distinct Latin American immigrant voices in today´s vibrant Spanish-language literary scene in Chicago.   Álvaro Hernando (Madrid, Spain) moved to the U.S. in 2013. His professional background in communications, social services and education took a new turn in 2016, when pushed by Illinois’ harsh winters, he decided to publish poetry as a way to stave off forgetting who inspired him in the first place. He published his first book of poetry, Mantras para…

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