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spacer.gif   October 21: Palabra Pura at Decima Musa Presents Jen Hofer, Laura Solórzano & Dolores Dorantes
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Note: There is a "new Chicago school of poetics" emerging that consists of poets who write in a highly energized, socially conscious, politically informed narrative style. Check out a sampling of the new Chicago poetry at these events.

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spacer.gif   October 18: Orange Alert Reading Series at The Whistler presents Larry O. Dean, Micah Lang, Nathan Graziano, and Simone Muench
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Nature Writing Group meets once a month at North Park Village Nature Center, 5801 N. Pulaski Ave, from 11 AM to 1 PM. They are a small group of people who are interested in nature and writing, who walk outside in the preserve and then write on what they encounter. For more info contact Elaine Wagner at 847-864-3898.

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Story Club
Uncommon Ground
3800 N Clark St
773-929-3680
Free
Dana Norris hosts an open mike for fiction writers.
Sign-up begins at 8pm; the readings start at 8:30,
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**Caffeine and Rhyme Schemes, a poetry open mic at Cafe Ballou.The address is 939 N. Western Ave. Signup is at 6:30pm, with poetry starting at seven. We're doing this every first, third, and fifth Sunday.

**Green Mill, 4802 N. Broadway, 773-878-5552, Uptown Poetry Slam, open mic with features and slam, Sundays from 7 to 10 PM, $6.

**Negro League Cafe, 301 E. 43rd, 773-536-7000, open mic poetry on Sundays at 10 PM, $5.

**Funky Buddha Lounge, 728 W. Grand, 312-666-1695, Supa Soul Sunday open mic 10-ish PM, $10

**Beach Poets, Greenleaf and the lake, just south of the Heartland's stand, look for the tent on Sundays from 4 to 6 PM thru the end of August.

**4rth Sunday of every month at Evanston Public Library at Church & Orrington from 1:30 to 4:30 PM in Room 108 Rhino Poetry Forum workshop, free but donations are appreciated.

**Myopic Books, 1564 N. Milwaukee Avenue, 2nd Floor, 7 PM, featured readers, no open mic, free. Check out our review.



The Illinois State Poetry Society and the Westmont Area Friends of the Arts welcome you to last Sunday of the Month poetry readings at Brewed Awakening, 19 W. Quincy, Westmont (just off Cass Avenue, across from the Westmont Train Station). The readings are held the last Sunday of each month. There is music at noon, with poetry from 12:30-2:00 p.m. Open mic included. There is a cover charge of $5.00, for which you will get coffee or tea and a muffin, bagel, or cookie.




Rituals Open-Mic Poetry every Sunday @ The Negro League Cafe"

301 E 43rd St. (2 blocks west of King Dr.) Live Band "Dawi & Friends, Soul

tunes by DJ.Inc, Hosted by Junejun & Phenom.

8pm-12:30am Admission: ($5 to speak) ($10 for a seat)

Vendors on site and vending space available.

East Wind Productions Rituals Rhythms
@ Kitas every Sunday 4310 S Prairie (across from Negro League Cafe)
Doors open 8pm12:30am . Kitchen & Bar available, Live Music
Hosted by JunJune.

More info...773-727-8635



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Posted by : cj on Friday, December 03, 2004 - 08:52 AM
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SECOND SATURDAY OF THE MONTH
POETRY CRAM OPEN MIC
CAFE BALLOU, 939 N. WESTERN AVE
7 TO 9 PM
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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**Urban Roots Culture Shop, 709 S. Western, 312-226-5977, open mic on Saturdays at 8:30 PM, pass the hat

**3rd Saturday Coffeehouse at Unity Temple, 875 Lake in Oak Park, 708-660-9376, open mic and features hosted by Charlie Rossiter on the third Saturday of the month at 8 PM, $3-$5 donation.

**African American Images, 1909 W. 95th, 773-445-0322, adult poetry slam on second Saturday of the month at 3 PM

**Second Saturday Coffeehouse of the Ethical Humanist Society, 7574 N. Lincoln Ave., Skokie (at Howard -attached and street parking). 847 677-3334, open mic and features hosted by Vicki Elberfeld on the second Saturday of the month at 8pm. $5 donation. 8 minutes max. for open mic.



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Vox Ferus After Dark is a dynamic writing workshop designed to build a community of writers and performers interested in improving their own craft by investing in and exploring the work of others as well as their own. Each workshop includes analysis, critique, and development of new writing. All are welcome, but pre-registration is required as space is limited. Workshops take place in various locations on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month, and are facilitated by Marty McConnell and occasional guest poets. Donations are requested, on a pay-what-you-will basis. To RSVP or for more information, please email voxferus@gmail.com

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**House of Culture, 618 E. 71st, spoken word open mic on Fridays at 9 PM, $5.

**Da Book Joint, 9527 S. Jeffery, 773-978-3555, spoken word session on Fridays at 8 PM, $5, $4 for poets.

**Coffee Chicago, 5256 N. Broadway, 773-784-1305, poetry open mic with John Starrs, Fridays at 7:30 PM. (I don't think this happens every week, call to make sure.)

**Blue Moon Coffeehouse, 1742 W. 99th, 773-840-3618, poetry open mic on Fridays from 7 to 10 PM

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Chris Green has turned over his terrific monthly poetry reading series at Bros K to RHINO. We’ll be following the same format Chris established, 30 minutes of open mike followed by two featured poets.

RHINO Reads!
A Monthly Poetry Series

FOURTH
FRIDAY

Open Mike 6:00 - 6:30
Featured Poets 6:45 - 7:30

Brothers K
500 Main St.
Evanston, IL

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MERCURY CAFE

Third and last Friday of the month
7 to 9 PM
The Mercury Café
1505 W. Chicago Avenue
Poetry Open Mic with feature
Hosted by Vito Carli
Includes an open mike
sometimes pass the hat
not the best sound system in town

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Posted by : cj on Friday, December 03, 2004 - 08:44 AM
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Check out "Without A Mic," a free, all ages open mic that happens on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at Let Them Eat Chocolate, 5306 N Damen Ave. The next one is September 23 from 6:30 to 9 PM.




New poetry venue alert! Pressure Billiards and Cafe, at 6318 North Clark St, is launching an open mic every third Thursday, welcoming poetry, short stories, musicians and comedians, with a focus on supporting the poets and writers of Chicago with a safe, fun environment to perform in. It starts around 8:30 PM, with no cover. They will operate in two rounds with one to two poems per performance, so poets will have the opportunity to perform up to four poems throughout the evening. Pretty cool, huh?




Off Campus Writers Workshop (OCWW) hosts a speaker on some topic of writing every Thursday from 9:30-noon at the Winnetka Community House at 620 Lincoln in Winnetka, IL. OCWW is a 64 year old group with almost 200 members and we cover a broad spectrum of topics from poetry to fiction to literary agents, freelance and much more.

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WORDS THAT KILL - every 3rd Thursday
@ Lilly's Bar (2513 N. Lincoln Ave. Walk east from Red Line Fullerton to Lincoln, then a few blocks north on Lincoln)

Show begins at 7 PM
7:00 - Poetry/Comedy Showcase (Host, Brian Babylon)
8:00 - Slam (Host, Gregory Pickett)
Cover: $5 OR free with canned goods donation. 21+

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**Jokes and Notes, 4641 S. King, 773-373-3390, poetry and variety show on Thursdays at 9 PM, $5, 21 and over, proper attire

**Tea Essence, 1913 N. Milwaukee, 773-276-2727, spoken word open mic on Thursdays from 8 to 10 PM.

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Prose, Poetry and Pints is a gay / lesbian literary open mic held at Wild Pug, 4810 N Broadway (at Lawrence Ave) in Andersonville, 773-784-4811. It is free and open to the public.

Features for Thursday, September 10, 2009 include:
Stephanie Kuehnert (Ballads of Suburbia) and Robert McDonald (A Field Guide to Gay and Lesbian Chicago).

Prose, Poetry and Pints is hosted by "Tavern Boy Craig" and Drew Ferguson (The Screwed-Up Life of Charlie the Second).

Sign-up begins at 7:30pm, readings at 8pm.



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**Chinaski's, 1935 N. Damen, 773-489-2353, literary open mic on Wednesdays at 8 PM.

**Heartland Cafe, 7000 N. Glenwood, 773-465-8005, presents In One Ear open mic with featured poets on Wednesdays at 10 PM, register at 9, $3, 18 and over.

**Spoken Word Cafe, 4655 S. King Drive, 773-817-3031, Spoken Rhythm open mic with Frank Pete, Wednesdays at 7 PM, $10, $5 for participants.

**Black Rock, 3614 N. Damen, Reconstruction Room Readings on first and third Wednesday of the month, 8 PM.

**Borders Books and Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park, 708-386-6927, open mic on first Wednesday of the month, 8 PM.

**Danny's Tavern, 1951 W. Dickens, usually the third Wednesday at 7:30 PM, featured readers, no open mic. Check out our review.



The Palos Park Public Library holds a monthly Open Mic Night the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm. The program is open to all writers, poets, and fans of the written word. The first part of the program is the open mic followed by a featured reader.

The Palos Park Public Library is located at 12330 Forest Glen Blvd., Palos Park ,IL. (Southwest suburbs.) These programs are free and open to the public.



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A new spoken word open mic. series has started up at a place called Dee's Place at 2114 W. Division Street. The soul food restaurant hosts poets every Tuesday, starting around 6:30 PM.
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P.O.W.W.O.W. Tuesdays presents "new Chicago school of poetics" events.

P.O.W.W.O.W. Tuesdays take place every Tuesday night at Jeffrey Pub, located at 7041 S. Jeffrey Blvd., right off the the #14 and #15 buses with plenty of street parking.

The Pre-POWWOW workshops take place twice a month at 7pm and P.O.W.W.O.W. starts promptly at 8:30pm. The list opens at 8pm. Suggested donation is $5 and P.O.W.W.O.W. Tuesdays are always 21+.

P.O.W.W.O.W. Inc. provides a weekly performance space for women artists to present, create, develop and implement artistic performances and writing, as well as mentorship to young women and teen girls who seek to become full time artists. P.O.W.W.O.W. Inc. also creates allies with men who support women's social justice issues and women artists and develops training programs for women and teen girls to help create economically sustainable careers in the arts. P.O.W.W.O.W. Inc. also supports women and teen girls re-entering society from traumatic, domestic or penile systems with art based educational programs that empower them to pursue careers in the arts and provides arts-based literacy programs in schools that address the social, gender and economic issues of women and girls.

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Hello Chicago Poetry calendar listings -

I host a weekly open mic at Uncommon Ground on Devon, every Tuesday evening. While this open mic has traditionally trucked in music performance (primarily acoustic), I'd like to open our doors and extend a welcome to area poets, who might have interest in reciting at this renowned venue. We have a great stage, and cash prizes weekly. So, please list the info as you are able, and please contact me if you require any additional information or details.

Thanks!
Scott Schaefer
773-480-1418

Weekly open mic, welcome poets!
EVERY TUESDAY
Uncommon Ground - Devon
1401 W. Devon / 773-465-9801 / www.uncommonground.com
Sign up 7pm - 8pm. Open mic from 8pm - 10pm.

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SAFE SMILES IS BACK AT TRACE EVERY TUESDAY

Well, it was lovely being at The Spot, but like Dorothy says, "There's no place like home," and "Scarecrow, I think I'm going to miss you most of all."

PolyRhythmic presents "Safe Smiles"
THE NEW AND IMPROVED TRACE
3714 N Clark
CHICAGO
sign-up @ 10 pm
21 and over please

Wordplay

WordPlay is one of the longest running youth open mics. The event is free to the public and previous featured guests have included: Geoff and Emily Kagan-Trenchard; Karen Finneyfrock; Gary Glazner and other top-notch touring performance poets and writers. Come create and play with words!

WordPlay
Every Tuesday (September through the 2nd week in June)
Workshop - 6pm
Open Mic - 7pm
Feature - 8:30pm
Cost - FREE
At the YCA Offices - 1180 North Milwaukee Avenue, 2nd Floor.




Check out Quickies!




**Tallgrass Writers Guild at Bourgeois Pig, 738 W. Fullterton, open mic with features, fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:30 PM, $5.

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HOMOLATTE is a bi-monthly, all-ages, queer music and spoken word series in Chicago. It happens on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month at Big Chicks / Tweet at 5024 N Sheridan, 773-728-5511 Enter through Big Chicks - performance in Tweet space. Free parking in back (through alley). Free admission / pass the hat for the artists. Curated and hosted by Scott Free.

Upcoming Performances

• Tuesday September 15, 2009 7:30pm COYOTE GRACE / ROSIE BURGESS special guest LYNNEE BREEDLOVE

• Tuesday October 6, 2009 7:30pm Q Review release party with Gregg Shapiro and Karen Lee Osborne

• Tuesday October 20, 2009 7:30pm Brian Kirst / DALLAS/MARIE

• Tuesday November 3, 2009 7:30pm Mike Burke / ANNE-MARIE AKIN

HOMOLATTE is Chicago's premier queer music and spoken word series.

Homolatte is a gay community event created to give opportunities for LGBTI writers and musicians to gain exposure and showcase their talents.

Performers are from the LGBTI community, but the event is open to everyone! Stop in for our kind of latte!!

Homolatte is curated and hosted by Scott Free.

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The Cafe, 5115 N. Lincoln, Tuesdays, open mic with feature, sometimes a round robin workshop style, 8 PM, $2 cover plus pass the hat for feature plus one drink minimum depending on who is bartending

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**Spoken Word Cafe, 4655 s. King Drive, 773-817-3031, Make It Count spoken word, Mondays at 8 PM, $10, $5 for participants.

**Weeds, 1555 N. Dayton, 312-943-7815, open mic with Gregorio Gomez, 9:30 PM (yeah right, more like 10-ish), every Monday for about 20 years straight. This venue has not changed, Sergio is still pouring the tequila and Gregorio is always in rare form. Adults only and not for the timid.

**Fix Cafe, 736 W. Irving Park, 773-248-1422. Storytelling on the third Monday of the month, 8PM

**Butterfly Social Club, 728 W Grand Ave # 1, (312) 666-1695, Mental Graffiti open mic with feature, third Monday of the month, 8 PM, $5, 21 and over. Check out our review.

**Kaffein, 1621 Chicago, Evanston, 847-491-1621, open mic at 8:30 PM on Mondays.

**Molly Malone's, 7652 W. Madison Street, Forest Park, 2nd Monday of the month, open mic with feature, 7:30 PM, $5.

Twilight Tales
Every Monday Night at 7:30
Now located at the Bourgeois Pig
738 West Fullerton Parkway
Come on out, listen to our featured readers, share a story of your own, and enjoy drinks and food at reasonable prices at the Mystic Celt.

**Waiting 4 The Bus
see http://waiting4thebus.com/



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Posted by : cj on Friday, December 03, 2004 - 08:24 AM
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UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS FOR MARCH THRU JUNE 2006
This calendar only highlights a few of the poetry readings happening in Chicago. Please explore all the links on our homepage. Everything you could possibly want to know about poetry in Chicago will be found there.



Hi, due to Operation Liver Of Life, our special events calendar has not been updated in a while. Please look at our home page Best Bets section for some special events listings, and we'll get this page up and operating ASAP.

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