Open Mike 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Featured Readers 6:45 pm – 7:30 pm
500 Main St.
EvanstonBeth McDermott’s chapbook, How to Leave a Farmhouse, was released this month from Porkbelly Press. Her poems have been published in journals such as DIAGRAM, Harpur Palate, Terrain.org and Jet Fuel Review, and are forthcoming in So to Speak and Southern Humanities Review. She received an honorable mention for the 2013 AWP Intro Journals Award and 1st place in the Regional Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest. She’s currently a Visiting Professor of English at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL, Poetry Editor for Kudzu House Quarterly, and an editorial assistant intern for RHINO.“Originally from Los Altos, California, Rachel Slotnick is an author, muralist, and hybrid artist. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in May 2010. Her work is on permanent display at the Joan Flasch Artist Book Collection at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has recently completed murals for the 35th, 39th, 46th, and 47th wards. Her publications include Mad Hatter’s Review, Thrice Fiction, and The Brooklyn Rail, among others. Rachel was the first place winner of RHINO’s Founder’s Prize, and will be nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2015. Look for her debut book of poetry entitled, “In Lieu of Flowers,” available through Tortoise Books. Rachel currently resides in Chicago where she works as Adjunct Faculty at Chicago City Colleges, the Illinois Art Institute, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.