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Posted by : cj on Saturday, October 10, 2009 - 11:11 AM
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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.


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.

(Note the location change for the Stacyann Chin event: Little Black Pearl in Bronzeville, located at 1060 E. 47th Street.)

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. (Performers or Writers for Women on Women Issues) Inc., Chicago's premier organization supporting the performance and writing of women, will present a month of events in October to highlight National Coming Out Month, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. As part of efforts to increase pride and educate communities, P.O.W.W.O.W. Inc., in collaboration with Little Black Pearl, will present Staceyann Chin on October 27th at Little Black Pearl at 7pm for a signing of her new book, "The Otherside of Paradise" and a performance. P.O.W.W.O.W. will also present an after-party at Jeffrey Pub immediately afterwards. In addition to the event on October 27th, P.O.W.W.O.W. Inc. will present an entire month of workshops, plays, performances and book releases planned to highlight various women artists of color, as well as to encourage and educate young women artists on the rise.

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.

October 6th - P.O.W.W.O.W. Inc. presents "Does Yo Mama Know?" in celebration of National Coming Out Month. Featuring singer-songwriter, Monica Dylan, plus Bring Your Coming Out Stories and the book of the month for October by Red Bone Press, "Does Your Mama Know, Volume II". Open mic. Jeffery Pub, 7041 S. Jeffrey Blvd. 8pm. 21+. $5 suggested donation.

October 13th - P.O.W.W.O.W. Inc. presents "Disturbia: Somebody Better Say Something," in observance of Domestic Violence Month, featuring the incredible Mama Brenda. Pre-POWWOW Workshop at 7 PM - You Have The Right To Be Protected with Vernita Gray from the Illinois States Attorney's Office. Open mic. Jeffery Pub, 7041 S. Jeffrey Blvd. 7pm. 21+. $5 suggested donation.

October 20th - P.O.W.W.O.W. Inc. presents the launch of "Just Femmes: A Pink Ribbon Sweetest Day Celebration". Pre-POWWOW workshop at 7 PM - Expose Yourself and Cop A Feel with the Lesbian Community Cancer Project and Dr. Margo Bell, in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Open mic. Jeffery Pub, 7041 S. Jeffrey Blvd. 7pm. 21+. $5 suggested donation.

October 27th
Staceyann Chin

October 27th - POW-WOW and Little Black Pearl present "Staceyann Chin: The Otherside of Paradise" performance and book signing. "The Otherside of Paradise" is POWWOW's book of the month for November.
http://www.staceyannchin.com/

Also featuring POW-WOW Protege - Deja Taylor performing from her one woman show - "Free Deja Taylor". This special event will take place from 7-9 PM at Little Black Pearl in Bronzeville, located at 1060 E. 47th Street. All ages.

The mission of P.O.W.W.O.W. Inc. is to provide and create performance, writing and economic opportunities for writers, male and female, to address the social justice issues concerning women, particularly those issues that affect Women of Color and those within the multilinguistic regions of the African Diaspora.

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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