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Four Poetry Related Events this Weekend

** Oak Lawn Public Library is having a poetry/ short story open mic on Wednesday, June 4 at 7 pm (I actually hosted a poetry show there in the ‘90s). The address is 9427 S Raymond (near 95th Street.)

*** The Butterfly Project reading this month will take place at 2 pm on Saturday. The feature this month is Jasmine Barber. She is currently writing her first Children's Poetry Book entitled "Tea Time with Dragons". After leaving Wittenberg University as a Biology Major and Ex College Ball player, she now works for Young Chicago Authors and is changing her major to Education. Jasmine is the 2013 “Louder Than A Bomb” Indy College Slam Champion in addition to the 2014 Louder than A Bomb "Spirit of the Slam" Award recipient. It will all happen at the Nitecap Coffee Bar at 1738 W 18th St, Chicago.

***The Printer’s Ball Chatter Event will take place on Saturday, June 28 from 4 - 9 pm at Hubbard Street Lofts at 1821 W Hubbard. Tickets are available at http://printersball.com/registration/. Usually there is a ton of free literary works available. Thanks for the info Anita.

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I obtained the following flier from facebook.

Brewed Awakening
19 W Quincy St, Westmont, Illinois 60559.

Featured Poet - Joan Colby. Lots of time for Open Mic. Cover charge $7 includes coffee and snack.

Joan Colby has published widely in journals such as Poetry, Atlanta Review, South Dakota Review, The Spoon River Poetry Review, New York Quarterly, the new renaissance, Grand Street, Epoch, and Prairie Schooner. Awards include two Illinois Arts Council Literary Awards, Rhino Poetry Award, the new renaissance Award for Poetry, and an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Literature. She was a finalist in the GSU Poetry Contest (2007), Nimrod International Pablo Neruda Prize (2009, 2012), and received honorable mentions in the North American Review's James Hearst Poetry Contest (2008, 2010). She is the editor of Illinois Racing News, and lives on a small horse farm in Northern Illinois. She has published 11 books including The Lonely Hearts Killers and How the Sky Begins to Fall (Spoon River Press), The Atrocity Book (Lynx House Press) and Dead Horses, and Selected Poems from FutureCycle Press.” Selected Poems” received the 2013 FutureCycle Prize. Properties of Matter was published in spring of 2014 by Aldrich Press (Kelsay Books). Two chapbooks are forthcoming in 2014: Bittersweet (Main Street Rag Press) and Ah Clio (Kattywompus Press). Colby is also an associate editor of Kentucky Review and FutureCycle Press.** Oak Lawn Public Library is having a poetry/ short story open mic on Weednesday, June 4 at 7 pm (I actually hosted a poetry show there in the ‘90s). The address is 9427 S Raymond (near 95th Street.)

*** The Butterfly Project reading this month will take place at 2 pm on Saturday. The feature this month is Jasmine Barber. She is currently writing her first Children's Poetry Book entitled "Tea Time with Dragons". After leaving Wittenberg University as a Biology Major and Ex College Ball player, she now works for Young Chicago Authors and is changing her major to Education. Jasmine is the 2013 “Louder Than A Bomb” Indy College Slam Champion in addition to the 2014 Louder than A Bomb "Spirit of the Slam" Award recipient. It will all happen at the Nitecap Coffee Bar at 1738 W 18th St, Chicago.

***The Printer’s Ball Chatter Event will take place on Saturday, June 28 from 4 - 9 pm at Hubbard Street Lofts at 1821 W Hubbard. Tickets are available at http://printersball.com/registration/.

***
I obtained the following flier from facebook.

Brewed Awakening
19 W Quincy St, Westmont, Illinois 60559.

Featured Poet - Joan Colby. Lots of time for Open Mic. Cover charge $7 includes coffee and snack.

Joan Colby has published widely in journals such as Poetry, Atlanta Review, South Dakota Review, The Spoon River Poetry Review, New York Quarterly, the new renaissance, Grand Street, Epoch, and Prairie Schooner. Awards include two Illinois Arts Council Literary Awards, Rhino Poetry Award, the new renaissance Award for Poetry, and an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Literature. She was a finalist in the GSU Poetry Contest (2007), Nimrod International Pablo Neruda Prize (2009, 2012), and received honorable mentions in the North American Review's James Hearst Poetry Contest (2008, 2010). She is the editor of Illinois Racing News, and lives on a small horse farm in Northern Illinois. She has published 11 books including The Lonely Hearts Killers and How the Sky Begins to Fall (Spoon River Press), The Atrocity Book (Lynx House Press) and Dead Horses, and Selected Poems from FutureCycle Press.” Selected Poems” received the 2013 FutureCycle Prize. Properties of Matter was published in spring of 2014 by Aldrich Press (Kelsay Books). Two chapbooks are forthcoming in 2014: Bittersweet (Main Street Rag Press) and Ah Clio (Kattywompus Press). Colby is also an associate editor of Kentucky Review and FutureCycle Press.** Oak Lawn Public Library is having a poetry/ short story open mic on Weednesday, June 4 at 7 pm (I actually hosted a poetry show there in the ‘90s). The address is 9427 S Raymond (near 95th Street.)

*** The Butterfly Project reading this month will take place at 2 pm on Saturday. The feature this month is Jasmine Barber. She is currently writing her first Children's Poetry Book entitled "Tea Time with Dragons". After leaving Wittenberg University as a Biology Major and Ex College Ball player, she now works for Young Chicago Authors and is changing her major to Education. Jasmine is the 2013 “Louder Than A Bomb” Indy College Slam Champion in addition to the 2014 Louder than A Bomb "Spirit of the Slam" Award recipient. It will all happen at the Nitecap Coffee Bar at 1738 W 18th St, Chicago.

***The Printer’s Ball Chatter Event will take place on Saturday, June 28 from 4 - 9 pm at Hubbard Street Lofts at 1821 W Hubbard. Tickets are available at http://printersball.com/registration/.

***
I obtained the following flier from facebook.

Brewed Awakening
19 W Quincy St, Westmont, Illinois 60559.

Featured Poet - Joan Colby. Lots of time for Open Mic. Cover charge $7 includes coffee and snack.

Joan Colby has published widely in journals such as Poetry, Atlanta Review, South Dakota Review, The Spoon River Poetry Review, New York Quarterly, the new renaissance, Grand Street, Epoch, and Prairie Schooner. Awards include two Illinois Arts Council Literary Awards, Rhino Poetry Award, the new renaissance Award for Poetry, and an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Literature. She was a finalist in the GSU Poetry Contest (2007), Nimrod International Pablo Neruda Prize (2009, 2012), and received honorable mentions in the North American Review's James Hearst Poetry Contest (2008, 2010). She is the editor of Illinois Racing News, and lives on a small horse farm in Northern Illinois. She has published 11 books including The Lonely Hearts Killers and How the Sky Begins to Fall (Spoon River Press), The Atrocity Book (Lynx House Press) and Dead Horses, and Selected Poems from FutureCycle Press.” Selected Poems” received the 2013 FutureCycle Prize. Properties of Matter was published in spring of 2014 by Aldrich Press (Kelsay Books). Two chapbooks are forthcoming in 2014: Bittersweet (Main Street Rag Press) and Ah Clio (Kattywompus Press). Colby is also an associate editor of Kentucky Review and FutureCycle Press.