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Posted by : cj on Saturday, February 20, 2010 - 04:50 PM
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Chicago Poetry News: Click On Headlines On Saturday, February 20, the Myopic Books Reading Series at 1564 N. Milwaukee Ave, 2nd Fl, will present readings by Michael Robbins and Daniel Borzutzky at 7 PM. And then on Sunday, February 21, same place, same time, Dave Awl and Aldo Alvarez will read. Upcoming Myopic readings also include: February 28, Lisa Fishman and Jon Thompson; March 7, Jordan Stempleman and Michelle Taransky; and March 14, Jamie Kazay. Of course, this is what I think about Myopic Books.

On Tuesday, February 23, the TallGrass Writers Guild will present a reading by Maureen Tolman Flannery, including an open mic, at Bourgeois Pig, 738 W. Fullerton. The event starts at 7:30 PM and is $6. This is what I think about Maureen Flannery.

Also on Tuesday, February 23, The Cafe at 5115 N. Lincoln will present an open mic with featured poet Larry Janowski. It happens from 8 to 10 PM and there is a $2 cover plus donation. And this is what I think about Janowski.

On Wednesday, February 24,from 7:30 to 9 PM, the Danny's Reading Series at 1951 W. Dickens, will present readings by Sandra Lim and Travis Nichols. And gosh darnit this is what I think about the Danny's Tavern series.

On Friday, February 26, the RHINO Reads series at Brothers K, 500 Main St., Evanston, will present "Poetry in Translation: Indonesian, Tagalog, Arabic, Chinese." The event will take place from 6 to 8 PM with a short open mic followed by featured readers Angela Narciso Torres, Linda Kelsey, Jennifer Hou Kwong / Jian Ping, Sylvia Shirley Malinton and Steven Schroeder. Oh, lest I forget, this is what I think about Steven Schroeder.

The "Poetry and Music" open mic will happen on Sunday, February 28, from Noon to 2 PM, at 19 W. Quincy St. in Westmont. Featured poets include Mardelle Fortier and Camille Balla. Cover charge is $5 and includes refreshments. Contact Craig or Sylvia, (630) 852-2233. What do you think about that?

 
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