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Posted by : cj on Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 04:45 PM
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Chicago Poetry News: Click On Headlines .
ChicagoPoetry.com announces open calls for poets for 3 different 2010 events.

1. You are invited to read poetry for the Saint Patty Day Poetry Cram, to happen on Saturday, March 13, from 7 to 9 PM, at Cafe Ballou, 939 N. Western Ave. You are encouraged to wear something green and to share two or three of your luckiest poems. Please RSVP by writing to publisher@chicagopoetry.com with "Cafe Ballou" in the subject field.

2. ChicagoPoetry.com is seeking poets to participate in the Chicago Public Library's Poetry Fest on Saturday, April 24. The fest will take place at the Harold Washington Library from 10 AM until 4 PM, which Cornelius Eady as the keynote speaker. ChicagoPoetry.com will be hosting a Poetry Cram starting at 2 PM. I am particularly interested in poets who will be representing local poetry presses and / or poetry organizations or reading series, so that we can represent as much of the thriving Chicago Poetry Scene as possible during the Poetry Fest. Poets who are interested in sharing a few pieces during the fest should RSVP by writing to publisher@chicagopoetry.com with "Poetry Fest" in the subject field.

3. ChicagoPoetry.com is looking for a few poets to read at a special event to be held at the Brookfield Zoo this summer (click here for more info.). Poets desiring to participate should have original work (or be willing to read other poets' work) that in some way touches upon one or more of the followiing themes: wildlife, wildlife conservation, nature, endangered species (polar bears, grizzly bears, bald eagles, American bison, Mexican gray wolves), prairies, polar ice caps, the artic ocean, etc. Poetry presented should be family friendly but not necessarily for children, and should not too political or divisive. This is a very competitive opportunity, as I am at this time only seeking a few poets to perform for an exclusive engagement that will take place in an underground polar bear viewing area late July 2010. If you are not selected for that opportunity, your name will be held for consideration for other events that may be held at the Brookfield Zoo. If you believe you meet the criteria for this event, please write to publisher@chicagopoetry.com with "Zoo Poetry" in the subject field.

4. ChicagoPoetry.com is still considering submissions of poetry for Cram Volume 8: The Chicago Issue, to be given away free to patrons at the Poetry Fest this April. Instructions on how to participate in the project can be found here:

CLICK HERE

It is not required of you to participate in the Cram 8 publication in order to participate in the Cram show at the poetry festival, but you are welcome to participate in both if you like.

Thanks.

CJ Laity


Note: ChicagoPoetry.com is seeking poets and poetry for three 2010 events. Click Here.

 
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