Archive for July 2013

I want, I want, I want - On writing punk music into fiction

I want, I want, I want - On writing punk music into fiction
When I was asked to write about how punk music influenced my writing, I thought two things: 1. Has punk music really influenced me in any way? 2. No one tells me what to write! Fuck the man! I guess that is a pretty straight forward way of answering the question. The anti-authoritarian roots of... Read more »

Four more chances to go to Live Lit on the Lake

Four more chances to go to Live Lit on the Lake
If you haven’t had the opportunity to go to Live Lit on the Lake, you have four more chances. The new summer reading series founded by Ian Belknap takes place in the south pavilion of Theater on the Lake on Thursdays and Fridays after the main stage performance. Shows start at 9:15pm and go until 10:30pm. All... Read more »

Three Poems by Felino A. Soriano

Three Poems by Felino A. Soriano
Three Poems  By Felino A. Soriano   desire’s meditative motion   of this lyrical                longing or hankering to dissolve              entrusted cycles of               noncompliant remedies   song or whispering long-arm warmth engaging with waist of desire’s antiquated fulcrum                     reciprocating movement leans lunges once gape of physical contact exposes void of modular experimentations of  ... Read more »
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2nd Story presents Cruel Summer TONIGHT at City Winery

Cruel Summer: Stories of Learning the Hard Way July 29, 2013 Doors open at 6pm. Stories begin at 8pm.   Life is forever teaching us, but not all the lessons are easy to swallow. This July, 2nd Story will celebrate Chicago’s long tradition of summer music festivals with a bash of our own, as we... Read more »

Spudnik Press Cooperative Printshop presents The Printers Ball TOMORROW

Spudnik Press Cooperative Printshop presents The Printers Ball TOMORROW
Tomorrow is The Printers Ball at Hubbard Street Lofts (1821 W. Hubbard Street) from noon to 6pm. This is the ninth year for Printers Ball. Spudnik Press Cooperative Printshop has taken the reigns from founder, The Poetry Foundation and the theme this year is Trip & Return. Press release after the jump.   Print reaches into the unknown and back again. It moves between... Read more »

Three Poems by Chris Crittenden

Three Poems by Chris Crittenden
Three Poems  By Chris Crittenden     Shadowy Room   dark that pretends to be chairs, and a father and mother no longer dead,   and a sister much younger though not anorexic, and a brother without his suicide.   faux hopes that lack backbone, aping memories:   imitations from the cerebellum’s dime store.   they... Read more »
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Karaoke Idol! Chicago is TOMORROW at Beauty Bar

Karaoke Idol! Chicago is TOMORROW at Beauty Bar
Is that love in the air? NO. That, friends, is the beautiful scent of competition: blood, sweat and tears, but mostly blood. Yes, that’s right, Karaoke Idol! Chicago is back after taking a month off. We hope you’ve been practicing your skills during this downtime, because July 25th’s K-Idol is an OPEN COMPETITION. Yes, an... Read more »

Two Prose Poems by Howie Good

Two Prose Poems by Howie Good
Two Prose Poems  By Howie Good   first as tragedy, then as farce   The directions said head west on Excelsior, take the third right onto Maple, and continue to Greenfield. No mention at all of cows staring out from behind barbed wire. And such wind! Like the mistaken zeal of Socrates’ executioners. You thought... Read more »

The Read/Write Library & the Self Preservation Series present Junk Drawer TONIGHT at 7pm

The Read/Write Library & the Self Preservation Series present Junk Drawer TONIGHT at 7pm
Everyone has a junk drawer, which is why tonight as part of the Read/Write Library & the Self Preservation Series, Eric Bartholomew is leading a workshop dedicated to the mysterious nature of it. Ranging from the mundane to the nostalgic, and sometimes, just downright bizarre a junk drawer can say a lot about a person. What does yours... Read more »
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Red Rover reading series THIS Saturday July 27th at 7pm, don't miss it!

Red Rover Series {readings that play with reading} Experiment #65: Invisible Visible Bodies SATURDAY, JULY 27th 7pm / doors lock 7:30pm Featuring: Amanda Ackerman Toby Altman Emily Barton Suzanne Scanlonat Outer Space Studio 1474 N. Milwaukee Ave suggested donation $4 logistics – near CTA Damen blue line third floor walk up not wheelchair accessible AMANDA ACKERMAN is... Read more »