Next month, on Tuesday, 6 December, at 7:30pm, I will be reading at the Wit Rabbit Reading Series, at Open Books (213 W. Institute Place, Chicago). Also reading will be poet and sculptor Anne Shaw, and someone else.
About the series:
We are an inter-genre reading series in the Chicagoland area devoted to showcasing new poetry, fiction, and drama from our city’s best and brightest writers. Also inter-collegial in our foundation, our organizing body is composed of faculty and students from English and Creative Writing departments at UIC, SAIC, and Columbia College. We believe, quite simply, in the power not only of the written word, but of the spoken word, and in the importance of community support for the performance of new work being written by talented and engaged writers, in shaping the human mind and spirit to create new songs and stories for our generation. Our inter-genre focus is based on the belief that hybridity, originally a biological term, is the zeitgeist of our multicultural, globalized world, and that as writers, thinkers, teachers, and human beings, our survival and happiness depend on recognizing the value of interdisciplinarity as a means of negotiation, transgression, and engagement with the world.
Its curators are Nikolas Allen, Alexis Buryk, Virginia Konchan, and Sarah Meltzer. And it’s pronounced “White Rabbit.”
Hope to see you there!