Dec 15, 2017 - 05:24 PM  
ChicagoPoetry.com  
  Welcome to Chicago Poetry Press
CJ Laity is Mr. Chicago Poetry

Poetry Press

Go to the homepage with calendar
The Chicago Poetry News
Journal of Modern Poetry

Chicago Poetry Scene Top 135

· A Cram On WBEZ
· After Hours Press
· Anobium
· Another Chicago Magazine
· Antena
· Anti-War Poetry
· Apparatus Magazine
· AquaMoon
· Audio Party
· Barbara's Bookstore
· Beach Poets
· Big Other
· Bob Boone's Teacher's Hangout
· Book Cellar
· Book Slut
· Book Stall
· Caffeine Theatre
· Center on Halsted
· Chaotic Radio
· Chicago Amplified
· Chicago Calling
· Chicago Literary Club
· Chicago Poetry Brothel
· Chicago Poetry Club
· Chicago Poetry Project
· Chicago Poetry Neutral Zone
· Chicago Public Library
· ChicagoPublishes (City of Chicago)
· Chicago Reader
· Chicago Readers Blog
· Chicago Shakes
· Chicago Slam Works
· Chicago Writes
· College of Complexes
· Columbia College
· Columbia College Events
· Columbia Poetry Review
· Cracked Slab Books
· CRWROPPS
· Curbside Splendor
· Danny's
· Dollar Store
· Drinking and Writing
· 826 Chicago
· Encyclopedia Show
· e-poets.net
· Featherproof
· Gapers Block Book Club
· Girl Speak
· Golden Rule Jones
· Green Mill
· Guild Complex
· Gwendolyn Brooks Center
· Homolatte
· Illinois Arts Council
· Illinois Poet Laureate
· Illinois Poets Society
· In One Ear at Heartland Cafe
· JackLeg Press
· KuumbaLynx
· La Bloga
· Lake Forest College
· Lethal Poetry
· Letter eX
· Literago
· Literary Chicago
· Louder Than A Bomb
· Loyola
· LVNG
· Mango Tribe
· March/Abrazo
· Mental Graffiti
· Milk Magazine
· Muzzle
· Myopic Books
· Neighborhood Writing Alliance
· Neutron Bomb
· Newberry Library
· Next Objectivists
· Northwestern
· Northwestern Press
· NNWAC
· Oyez Review
· Paper Machete
· Parlor Reading Series
· Partner Dance Press
· PerformInk
· Poetry Center of Chicago
· Poetry Foundation
· Poetry Magazine
· PoetryPoetry
· Poets and Patrons
· Powells
· POW-WOW
· Printers Ball
· Printers Row Lit Fest
· Proyecto Latina
· Puddin'head Press
· Publish Chicago
· Quickies!
· Quimby's
· Ragdale
· Rambunctious Review
· Reading Under The Influence
· Real Talk Ave
· Rec Room
· Revolving Door
· Red Rover
· Rhino
· 2nd Story
· Series A
· Seven Corners
· Shakespeares Monkeys
· She Writes
· Silver Tongue
· Slampapi Blog
· Small Garlic Press
· Spoon River Review
· StarWallpaper
· Sunday Salon
· Sun Times Books
· Swan Isle Press
· Switchback Books
· Tallgrass Writers / Outrider Press
· The2ndHand
· Third World Press
· Tianguis Bookstore
· TimeOut Books
· TriQuarterly
· Tuesday Funk
· Twilight Tales
· U of C Poetics
· U of C Press
· U of I Press
· Underground Library
· Unscene Chicago
· Vaporacle
· Virtual Artists Collective
· Vocalo.org
· Weeds
· Weighed Words
· Woman Made Gallery
· Woman Made Gallery Audio
· Women and Children First
· Young Chicago Authors

Right Now . . .

There are 31 unregistered users and 0 registered users on-line.

You can log-in or register for a user account here.


spacer.gif
spacer.gif   October 16: River Forest Library Presents Poe After Dark Featuring Paulette Cary, Charlie Rossiter, Rolfe Sandberg, and Michele Weldon
Posted by : cj on Sunday, October 11, 2009 - 10:32 AM
  spacer.gif
 
Calendar of Venues .
Friday, Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m.
River Forest Public Library
735 Lathrop Ave.
River Forest
Poe After Dark features Five Local Performers

Come get scared in the safety of the River Forest Public Library on Friday evening, Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m. “Poe After Dark” will feature five local writers and performers interpreting some of the best of Edgar Allan Poe. The lights will be down and the fireplace aglow. Appropriate Poe-inspired treats will be served. This Big Read event is free, but reservations are encouraged. Please call (708) 366-5205, Ext. 316, to register.

The performers include:

Paulette Cary, a lifelong Oak Park resident, is a founding member of the Free Readers Ensemble, currently embarking on their 17th season of free performances at the Oak Park Public Library. Paulette has more than 30 years of stage performance. She currently provides professional on camera and voiceover talent represented by Stavins Talent Agency.

Singer-songwriter and actor Rick Pickren is a member of the Illinois Arts Council ArtsTour and an emeritus member of the Illinois Humanities Road Scholars program. A descendant of Buffalo Bill Cody, he has performed his program “Illinois: Gateway to the American West” throughout the State. Rick’s knowledge of western history, lore and song is displayed in his critically acclaimed albums: Songs From The Lonesome Prairie, The Call: More Songs From The Lonesome Prairie, and Rails, Rogues & Wrecks. The Call was one of five finalists nominated by The Academy of Western Artists as Best Western Song of 2009. Rick is also in the process of arranging and recording all of the U.S. State Songs. Vol. 2 has just been released. Rick has shared the stage with George Strait, Merle Haggard, Alabama, The Judds, Dolly Parton, B.J. Thomas and cowboy poet Waddie Mitchell. He has been featured in the films, Major League, While You Were Sleeping, Soul Survivors and U.S. Marshals. He has guest starred on The Untouchables, ER, Early Edition, Missing Persons and Turks. For more info: www.BigStrikeMusic.com

Charlie Rossiter, NEA Fellowship recipient and three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, hosts the audio website poetrypoetry.com. Charlie is the author of four books of poetry and nine chapbooks. His latest book is All Over America: Road Poems (2009), and his music group, Whiskey Bucket Blues Review, has just released a live album. For more information, see www.poetrypoetry.com.

Rolfe Sanberg, Jr., R.N., has worked as a surgical tech and registered nurses in surgery in 1979. Rolfe, a River Forest resident, is the author of his first book, The Surgery Insomniacs and is an experienced film, TV and Shakespearean theatre actor. He is an accomplished athlete who has competed and finished five Vineman triathlons (swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles, run 26.2 miles). Rolfe Sanberg was also the star of the aerobic video, “Wild Workout I” which was produced in 1990.

Michele Weldon, an award-winning author and journalist for 30 years, is an assistant professor at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She is the author of three books. Her most recent, Everyman News: The Changing American Front Page, won the 2009 National Federation of Press Women award for nonfiction books. She recently completed a fourth book about raising her three sons and her recovery from cancer. Her first book, I Closed My Eyes: Revelations of a Battered Woman, (Hazelden, 1999) has had more than a dozen printings and was translated into seven languages. Weldon’s second book, Writing to Save Your Life (Hazelden, 2001), has been translated into four languages and is the basis of her Writing to Save Your Life Workshops. She has written for newspapers, websites, magazines and radio such as the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago magazine, Los Angeles Times, Newsday, Dallas Times Herald, New York Times, Woman’s Day, Parenting, Dial, Seventeen, Writer’s Digest and West Suburban Living. For more information, see www.micheleweldon.com

Visit our blog for all the latest information about Big Read events at www.poebigread.org

Note: Get ready to be scared at the River Forest Library

 
spacer.gif
spacer.gif spacer.gif spacer.gif spacer.gif
spacer.gif spacer.gif spacer.gif spacer.gif spacer.gif
BlockRTop.gif spacer.gif spacer.gif
  Poetry Contest
· Enter Our Contest
  spacer.gif
BlockRBott.gif spacer.gif spacer

spacer.gif spacer.gif spacer.gif spacer.gif spacer.gif
BlockRTop.gif spacer.gif spacer.gif
  Bookstore
Order a book
The Ultimate Chicago Poetry Anthology
JOMP
Clever Gretel by Jennifer Dotson
JOMP 15 Is Here
Postcards from Poland by Joseph Kuhn Carey
Journal of Modern Poetry 16
Vape Mania
Jomp 17
  spacer.gif
BlockRBott.gif spacer.gif spacer

spacer.gif spacer.gif spacer.gif spacer.gif spacer.gif
BlockRTop.gif spacer.gif spacer.gif
  JOMP
· Buy JOMP 18
· Buy JOMP 19
· Buy JOMP 20
  spacer.gif
BlockRBott.gif spacer.gif spacer

spacer.gif spacer.gif spacer.gif spacer.gif spacer.gif
BlockRTop.gif spacer.gif spacer.gif
  Poetry Publishing
Chicago Poetry Press publishes the highest quality poetry in beautiful, perfect bound editions. We rely on your continued support to operate, because we are not funded by any corporation, foundation, government agency or university. You can always contact
CJ Laity at Publisher@ ChicagoPoetry.com.
  spacer.gif
BlockRBott.gif spacer.gif spacer

spacer.gif spacer.gif spacer.gif spacer.gif spacer.gif
BlockRTop.gif spacer.gif spacer.gif
  eX-ceptional 150
· Acme Artworks
· Alarm
· American Perspectives
· Answer Tag Home Press
· Area Chicago
· Avant Chicago
· Bailliwik
· Beard of Bees
· Black Arts
· Blossom Bones
· Bohemian Pupil
· Borders Open Door Poetry
· Born Magazine
· Bucktown Arts Fest
· Chance Operations
· Chicago Artists Coalition
· Chicago Cultural Center
· Chicago Dramatists
· Chicago Innerview
· Chicagoist
· Chi Labor Arts Fest Blog
· Chicago Magazine
· ChicagoPoets.net
· Chicago Quarterly
· Chicago Review
· Chicago6Corners
· Chi Town Daily News
· CHIRP
· Christian Poets Society
· cinematheque
· CLTV
· Common Review
· Conscious Choice
· Contra Tiempo
· Conundrum
· Court Green
· Crab Orchard
· Cross Roads
· Curious Theatre
· Elastic Arts
· Elder Stories
· EM Press
· Empty Bottle
· F News Magazine
· Fast Geek Press
· Fence
· Fifth Wednesday
· Free Lunch
· Free Street
· Front 40
· Gapers Block
· Gargoyle
· Haiku Society
· Haymarket
· Heartland Cafe
· Hemmingway Foundation
· Highland Park Poetry
· Hotel Amerika
· Hour Glass
· Hull House
· Humanities Fest
· Hyde Park Art
· Improv Olympics
· Intersections
· In These Times
· The Ivory Tower
· JAB
· Kalamu
· Karamu
· Kedzie Press / The Green Parent
· Lake Claremont
· Lawyers For Arts
· Lisle Library
· Literary Chicago
· Literary Pizazz Radio
· Lit Line
· Links Hall
· Looptopia
· Love Chicago
· Lumpen
· Machine
· Make Magazine
· Manual of Style
· Mayapple Press
· Mayor's Office of Events
· MetroMix
· Mexican Fine Arts
· MCA
· Midland Authors
· Midwest Literary Fest
· Midwest Zines
· Milk Weed
· Millions
· Moria
· Mule
· Muse Letter
· Naperville Writers
· National Writers Union
· Nelson Algren Committee
· Neofuturists
· Nextbook
· Ninth Letter
· Old Town Folk School
· Open Book
· Osbey Books
· O Sweet Flowery Roses
· Other Voices
· Otium
· Palatine Slam
· Paper and Carriage
· Paper Mustache
· Perpetual Motion
· Plainfield Poetry
· PM Poetry
· Poem Present
· Poetic License
· Poetry Cache
· Poetry Daily
· Poetry Radio
· Poets and Writers
· Poets Kitchen
· Polvo
· Polyphony
· Pudding House
· Punk Planet
· Reconstruction Room
· Redmoon
· Roctober
· Rose Metal
· Room 315
· Rubba Ducky
· Sawbuck
· Scars Publishing
· Screwball
· Second Run
· Seminary Co-op
· Seventen Bishop
· Shark Forum
· Shelter
· Shortpants
· Skeleton News
· Small Happy
· Stop Smiling
· SOBS
· Sourcebooks
· Spareroom
· Spondee
· Stone Jones
· Story Studio
· Story Quarterly
· Street Level
· Teatro Luna
· This Is Grand
· Ticket2Write
· Time Out
· Uncommon Ground
· Unlikely Stories
· UR Chicago
· Venus
· Visions For Chicago
· Wordsfest
· Writers Workspace
· WBEZ
· WFMT
· WLUW
· WNUR
· WQNA
· You Are Beautiful
  spacer.gif
BlockRBott.gif spacer.gif spacer


Web hosting provided by TechFinesse