Call for Poetry Reading: Woman Made Gallery Literary Series
Theme: Dreams and Other Night Follies

Event Date: Sunday, May 3, 2020 | 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Entry Due Date: April 1, 2020
Place: 2150 S Canalport Ave, 4A-3, Chicago, IL 60608 (Dial 354 to enter the building)

Dreams fascinate us with their strange, non-linear “logic,” their secrets and coded language. They scream the fears and longings we try to mute in our daylight hours. They call out to us and they confound us.

But then, there’s more to night than dreams.

We invite work that engages any or all of the range of what happens after dark. not limited to nightmares and dreams – the night life, night shifts, the worries that keep us from sleep, the things we do when no one else is awake.

This reading is open to all female and gender nonconforming poets. Selections will be made with an eye to assembling a program that represents a diversity of poets, styles, and content.

Selected poets MUST be available to read in person. Please send 4 – 6 poems on the theme ALONG WITH a 50 to 75 word bio, IN THE BODY OF AN E-MAIL to <treehouse523ATsbcglobalDOTnet>

Submissions must be received by April 1, 11:59 p.m. We will make every effort to inform those chosen of our decision by April 6. Although we can’t afford to pay readers, this is a great opportunity to sell books and read with other talented people in a very special environment.

If you know of someone whose work might fit here, please spread the word!

(Banner image: artwork by Janice Roberts)


WMG Literary Team

Nina Corwin — WMG Literary Events Curator
Nina Corwin is a published poet, Founding Editor for Fifth Wednesday Journal and psychotherapist/advocate for victims of sexual assault. She is the author of two books of poetry, The Uncertainty of Maps and Conversations With Friendly Demons and Tainted Saints. Her work has appeared in ACM, Forklift OH, Hotel Amerika, New Ohio Review, Southern Poetry Review, Verse and has been nominated for the Pushcart prize. Corwin is an Advisory Editor for Fifth Wednesday Journal and co-edited Inhabiting the Body: A Collection of Poetry and Art By Women. She has read and performed her work across the country, at times set with musical or choreographic compositions.

Jennifer Steele – WMG Literary Events Outreach Coordinator
Jennifer Steele is a published poet and educator and serves as Partnerships Coordinator for Teen Services at Chicago Public Library.  She served as co-founder and co-curator of the Revolving Door Reading Series. Her work has appeared in Another Chicago Magazine, Callaloo Journal, Columbia Poetry Review, Warpland Journal, So To Speak, and others, and is a Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop fellow. She has taught creative writing and digital media arts across Chicago since 2008 and has collaborated with numerous youth organizations and cultural institutions, designing innovative arts programming.

Kurt Eric Heintz – WMG Literary Events Audio Recordist
Kurt Eric Heintz once taught computer graphics programming at Columbia College, and worked as an independent web developer. He’s since become the lead video director at Britannica. Heintz is known for his poetry videos, begun in the early 1990’s. He also video-conferenced his colleagues’ poetry in the late 1990’s — years before Skype and the iPhone. He was a technical advisor to the Electronic Literature Organization in its earliest years, and is the video content editor for Another Chicago Magazine.

Woman Made Gallery is partially supported by a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events; The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation; The Illinois Arts Council Agency; a major anonymous donor; and the generosity of its members and contributors.