ORGANIZER: Jennifer Karmin, Red Rover Series -Chicago, Illinois
Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 7 PM – 10 PM CDT
Next Week · 55–66°F Mostly Cloudy
Red Rover Reading Series
Outer Space Studio: 1474 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622
On September 29, 2018, poets around the world will raise their voices collectively to declare the changes they’d like to see in the U.S. and throughout the international community as part of worldwide events for 100 Thousand Poets for Change, now in its 7th year.
In Chicago, this night of poetry activism is based on the theme “Temporary America”. Inspired by Homer Erotic’s cult song, the readings will address the precariousness of the era we’re all living through and how vital it is to keep each other charged up for awareness, action, change + revolution. Barbara Barg, our beloved Chicago poet, wrote the song and was co-founder of the all-women band Homer Erotic. A force of nature, she experimented with writing, teaching, performance, music, and passed to the spirit world in May 2018.
Nicole Bond, Cean Gamalinda, Zebulon Hurst, Char Lee Luckett, Kimberly Lyons, Tarnynon Onumonu, Chris Rife, Larry Sawyer, Lina Ramona Vitkauskas, Gabriel Wallace, Stephen Williams, M Wu, Rivka Yeker, and more special guests.
at Outer Space Studio
1474 N. Milwaukee Ave
7pm / doors lock 7:30pm
suggested donation $4
near CTA Damen blue line
upstairs from Volumes Bookcafe
third floor walk up
not wheelchair accessible
Co-sponsored by the Guild Literary Complex
Curated by the 100 Thousand Poets for Change Chicago Community Council 2018: Laura Goldstein, Marcy Rae Henry, Jennifer Karmin, Ira S. Murfin & Kenyatta Rogers
Proceeds from this event will be donated to Chicago Jobs with Justice, a non-profit coalition of labor, faith, and community organizations working in coalition to win campaigns for workers’ rights and social and economic justice.
More info about 100,000 Poets for Change
Red Rover Series is curated by Laura Goldstein and Jennifer Karmin. Each event is designed as a reading experiment with participation by local, national, and international writers, artists, and performers. Founded in 2005, the over one hundred events have featured a diversity of renowned creative minds.