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CRAM 6 RELEASE READING AT PRINTERS BALL

On Friday, July 31, ChicagoPoetry.com hosted a Poetry Cram for the 5th Annual Printers Ball held at Columbia College, during which 300 copies of Cram 6 were given away free to the public. Here are some images from this historic event. All photos by Kelsey Wright and courtesy of Silvertongue Readingseries.


Cram Editor CJ Laity takes the stage to host the first hour of the 5th Annual Printers Ball.


Poetry Cram regular and favorite Donna Pecore helps kick off an hour of dynamic poetry.


Michael Landau reads his poem from Cram Volume 6.


Special guest Donna Kiser wows the crowd with her poetry.


Laurie Blum of Shakespeare's Monkey reads on the Film Row Cinema Stage during the Printers Ball Chicago Poetry Cram.


Colleen Storiz helps us celebrate the release of Cram 6.


Surprise celebrity guest Sid Yiddish's performance art added some variety to the event.


Veteran Chicago poet Terry Jacobus made a surprise appearance for the Printers Pageant Poetry Cram.


Chris Reid of Cram 6 showed us what her poetry is made of.



Shontay Luna's poetry readings were one of the highlights of the Printers Ball.


Well known poet Cynthia Gallaher reads her Cram 6 "avacado" poem.


March / Abrazo Press publisher Carlos Cumpian reads the work of Dred Sista Ren for the Printers Ball Poetry Cram.


Angie Tomcik makes her wondeful debut appearance for a ChicagoPoetry.com sponsored event.


Sheila Donovan reads her Cram 6 poem "Skinny Locks".


N. Barry Carver reads from his book of fiction and verse.


Michael H. Brownstein closes our hour on the stage of Columbia College's Center for Book Arts.


Why is it a Poetry Cram always leaves 'em smiling?

That was a lot of fun! Let's do it again. CLICK HERE for information about the upcoming CRAM VOLUME 7.

Thanks go out to the Poetry Foundation, sponsor of the Printers Ball, for believing in FREEDOM OF SPEECH by giving ChicagoPoetry.com time on the stage.


Note: Here are some photos from the Chicago Poetry Cram at the 5th Annual Printers Ball.

 
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