Upcoming Readings and Calls for Poetry
For over twenty years, Woman Made Gallery has offered stimulating and educational programs with a focus on women artists, performers and writers who share an interest in the interaction of the arts in contemporary culture. Over the past few years, the poetry series has ventured into the community, with readings at Chicago Public Library and the Poetry Foundation’s Printer’s Ball.
Woman Made Gallery Literary Series
Theme: What Land Means
Date: Sunday, December 8 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Location: 685 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60642
Curated by Nina Corwin
Through history, connotations of the word LAND have ranged from the political and economic, to the emotional and romantic.The afternoon will feature poems invoking landscape, environmentalism, ethnic/national identity, imperialism, wealth and ownership, revolution and redistribution, land as food source, home and community, inclusion and exclusion, and, of course, the physical/natural earth itself.
And the included readers are..... Jennifer Perrine, Donna Vorreyeur, Lea Graham, Divya Rajan, Michelle Deatrick, Sharon Dornberg-Lee and Sue Blaustein.
All poetry events are organized and hosted by noted writers and poets who are members of Woman Made Gallery. The current poetry series is curated by Nina Corwin. Poetry events are free and open to the public with light refreshments served. For questions please contact WMG at email@example.com.
WMG was part of WBEZ's Chicago Amplified Series from 2009 to 2012. WE are grateful to Kurt Heintz, WMG's audio recordist who has documented WMG's poetry events for WBEZ and who has continued to record readings for WMG's archives. Please visit his websites www.e-poets.net and www.voices.e-poets.net.
Submission Guidelines for Woman Made Literary Events
If you are interested AND available to attend the reading on the date/time specified, send three to four poems IN THE BODY of an e-mail (no attachments) AND a brief bio (150 word max) to firstname.lastname@example.org with Reading Submission (specify theme) in the subject line.
We will contact you if your work is chosen. If you have not heard from us within three to four weeks of the reading, it is safe to assume that your work has not been selected. That being said, we will try to respond to you in any case.
If you are not selected, please understand that we are volunteers programming to meet several criteria as best possible, representing the best of a diversity of themes, styles etc. To that end, we will review the first 15 submissions sent to us, looking further only as needed to reach these ends.
While we would love to pay our readers, please note that we are not able to do so at this time. Readers are welcome to bring books for sale at the time of the event. In the meantime, come to our readings. See what we're doing and support woman in the arts.
With permission of the poets we have included here some of the poetry that was read at Woman Made Gallery in the past. Please scroll down to view some of the themes and click on the titles of the poems to read the works.
The photo shows poets who read at the "Myths, SHEroes and Revolutionaries" reading. Clockwise from left to right: Jenny Priego, Kristen Uyeda, Susan Slaviero, Ching-In Chen, Nina Corwin and Maureen Flannery; artwork behind poets by Constance DeMuth Berg.
Poets Showcase at the Chicago Public Library Poetry Fest - 04/27/2013
16th Annual International Open - 04/07/2013
Public/Private - 02/03/2013
Words Made to Occupy - 11/11/2012
It's About Time - 09/09/12
Poets Who Open Doors - 07/22/12
Consumer Culture - 06/03/12
A History of Connection: Old Friends - 05/06/12
Women Who Write: Strong Words, Strong Voices - 03/04/12
What Comes After 20 - 01/29/12
Solace in So Many Words - 12/11/11
Egg Money Poets - 11/13/11
Underground - 08/14/11
Poets Embodying Abstraction - 06/19/11
14th International Open - 04/10/11
The American Dream: A Juxtaposition - 02/20/2011
Girl, Please: Somewhere Over the Gender Spectrum - 11/14/2010
Myths, SHEroes and Revolutionaries - 10/3/2010
Women in Print - 08/01/2010
Beyond Audubon: Birds, Bees and Bona Fide Beasts - 05/16/2010
Women's History Month Reading - 03/21/2010
While in Class - 01/31/2010
Family Album - 12/13/09
Looking South - 11/8/09
Writing the Transdiasporic Experience - 10/4/09
Her Mark 2010 - 8/2/09
Interactive - 7/12/09
The Emotional Body - 5/17/09
International Open - 3/15/09
Icons - 12/07/08
Drawing on Experience - 7/20/08
From Sham to Shame - 2/11/07
Her Mark 2004 Release Party & Reading - 10/19/03
Documentation - 7/20/03
Her Mark 2003 Release Party & Reading - 10/20/02
The Political Woman - 9/29/02
RHINO 2002 - 9th Annual Member's Show - 8/11/02
Between the Heart & the Land - Amanecer de Mujeres - 7/14/02
Autobiographies - 6/9/02
Inhabiting the Body - The Invented Figure - 5/5/02
Her Mark 2002 Release Party & Reading - 10/21/01
Rhino 2001 - 8th Annual Member's Show - 8/5/01
Deal With It - 6/10/01
Beyond the Surface - 4/29/01
Prejudice - 2/11/01