Archive for June 2013

Why David Lynch is Amazing

Why David Lynch is Amazing
“My childhood was elegant homes, tree-lined streets, the milkman, building backyard forts, droning airplanes, blue skies, picket fences, green grass, cherry trees. Middle America as it’s supposed to be. But on the cherry tree there’s this pitch oozing out – some black, some yellow, and millions of red ants crawling all over it. I discovered that if one looks... Read more »

Call for Submissions!

Submit to Chicago Literati’s summer submissions cycle! We accept essays, poetry and short stories  Prose must not exceed 3000 words Poetry must be sent in batches of three Send all submissions in a Microsoft Word document file We allow simultaneous submissions, just give us a heads up in advance We do not accept reprints or... Read more »

Call for Submissions!

Call for Submissions!
Submit to Chicago Literati’s summer submissions cycle! We accept essays, poetry and short stories. Prose must not exceed 3000 words Poetry must be sent in batches of three Send all submissions in a Microsoft Word document file We accept simultaneous submissions, just give us a heads up in advance We do not accept reprints The... Read more »
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Voices without Borders: Encounters with Contemporary Mexican Writers at the Instituto Cervantes

From now until December 20th, the Instituto Cervantes in collaboration with the Consulate General of Mexico, University of Chicago, Loyola University, the National Museum of Mexican Art, Hoy Newspaper and Contratiempo will be hosting a series of six panels focusing on contemporary Mexican writers. The panels, which began on May 30th, will prominently discuss bilingualism... Read more »

Live Lit on the Lake TOMORROW

Live Lit on the Lake TOMORROW
Tomorrow night (Thursday June 27th) is another edition of Live Lit on the Lake! This new literary reading series was created by WRITE CLUB founder Ian Belknap and features a roster of some of Chicago’s “most audacious” writers and performers. The event takes place in the south pavilion of Theater on the Lake after the... Read more »

Can't Hold Us: The 2nd Story PRIDE Party! Wednesday at 7pm

Can't Hold Us: The 2nd Story PRIDE Party! Wednesday at 7pm
In honor of the 44th annual Chicago Pride Week, 2nd Story will be hosting a special party. The event will take place at Strawdogs Theater’s Hugen Hall and will be curated by Bobby Biedrzycki, and directed by Lee Stark. Featured storytellers include Ozzie Totten, Dion Walton and Deb Lewis. The event starts at 7pm and goes until... Read more »
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Call for Submissions!

Submit to Chicago Literati’s summer submissions cycle! We accept essays, poetry and short stories. Simultaneous submissions are allowed, just give us a heads up first. We do not accept reprints. All prose must meet the 3000 word count. Send poetry in batches of three. Send all submissions in a Microsoft Word document file. The deadline... Read more »

Red Rover Reading Series TOMORROW

Red Rover Series {readings that play with reading} Experiment #64: Coda Chroma SATURDAY, JUNE 22nd 7pm / doors lock 7:30pm Featuring: James Belflower Michael Sikkema Jen Tynes Nikki Wallschlaeger at Outer Space Studio 1474 N. Milwaukee Ave suggested donation $4 logistics – near CTA Damen blue line third floor walk up not wheelchair accessible JAMES... Read more »

The Omniphonic Challenge: A Celebration of Music Meets Poetry at Powell's Bookstore TONIGHT

End the week right by coming out to The Omniphonic Challenge hosted by “The Weirdos at W4tb” at Powell’s Bookstore. The series which blends slam poetry and live music will take place in The Rendezvous Room. Come watch The Sutton Sisters (with Stephanie Lane Sutton), Billy Tuggle, The Goods (with Este Stevie Cologne and Roxy Carolan), and Ominiphonic perform their spirited pieces.... Read more »
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Call for submissions!

Call for submissions!
Submit to Chicago Literati’s summer themed submissions cycle! We accept essays, poetry and short stories. Poetry is accepted in batches of three and prose must meet the mandated 3000 word count. We do not accept reprints. Simultaneous submissions are allowed as long as you tell us in advance. All submissions must be sent in a Microsoft Word... Read more »