Woman Made Gallery Literary Series
Theme: From Poetry to Power
Date: Sunday, October 5, 2014 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Location: 685 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60642
Guest-curated by Nikki Patin
To speak truth to power is to tell what has happened with no apologies
and no shame. For the poet, the challenge becomes how to make the hard
stories into beauty and magic, how to connect the personal to the
universal, how to turn truth into power. Join us for an afternoon
reading of some of Chicago’s most powerful voices as they speak truth
and invoke their own power.
Woman Made Gallery welcomes Executive Director and acclaimed poet, Sharmili Majmudar, Kresge Fellow and Executive Director of 'Obsidian Blues', Sherina Rodriguez, globally recognized video artist and poet Jessica Fenlon, and teaching artist and 'Write Bloody' publishing finalist Stephanie Lane Sutton. Hosted by HBO Def Poet and Surviving the Mic Founder Nikki Patin from 1:30 to 3:30pm on October 5th, 2014, at Woman Made Gallery, 685 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60642. The event is open to all ages and free and open to the public. All Ages.
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 and documented by Kurt Heintz. Poetry events are free and open to the public with light refreshments served. For questions please contact WMG at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submission Guidelines for Woman Made Literary Events
Future open calls for poetry will be listed on this page. 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 email@example.com with Reading Submission (specify theme) in the subject line.
Selections will be made with an eye to assembling a program that represents a diversity of poets, styles, and approaches. The curating results will be emailed to all poets within three to four weeks of the reading.
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 women in the arts.
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.
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.
The Body Uncommon - 05/19/2013
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