COME AND TRY OUT YOUR NEW WORK ON US!
Evanston Public Library
ROOM 108 – Small Meeting Room
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Cecilia Pinto‘s work has appeared in a variety of literary journals over a twenty year period including Quarter After Eight, The Seneca Review, Diagram and The Mississippi Review. Her chapbook, ‘A Small Woman,’ is available from Dancing Girl Press. She has self-published two delightful children’s books. She is faculty in the writing conservatory at The Chicago High School for the Arts and teaches for the Writer’s Studio at the Graham School at the University of Chicago.
Topic: Creating the World in Words. What characterizes poetry in which some sort of genesis occurs? We’ll look at some examples of poetry that creates the world as the poet wants it to be and the process of discovery which must be a part of this creation. Come prepared to write your own version of the world!
Drop in, have poems critiqued, and participate in an ongoing discussion of poetry and poetics. Sessions are free* and no registration is required.
Bring 15 or more copies (2 page limit) of a poem you want critiqued.
This project is partially supported by grants from: Poets & Writers, the Illinois Arts Council and The MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.
Open Mike 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Featured Poets 6:45 pm – 7:30 pm
500 Main St.
Cecilia Pinto‘s work has appeared in various journals and magazines including RHINO, TriQuarterly, Esquire, Diagram, The Seneca Review, Quarter After Eight and is anthologized elsewhere.
Matt Barton is a founding member of the Waiting 4 the Bus Poetry Collective, a collaboration of Chicago poets and performers, as well as one of the principal collaborators of the poetry journal Exact Change Only. A book artist, Matt designs and publishes a handful of chapbooks featuring the work of several Chicago poets (including his own) under his imprint, Naked Mannekin. When not crawling through the brambles, Matt Barton is a land title attorney, doing stuff that would bore you to tears.
This project has been partially supported by grants from Poets & Writers
and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.