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One Planet, One Experiment Reading

Upcoming Reading

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.

Call for Poetry

Call for Poetry: Woman Made Gallery Literary Series
Theme: And/Or: Oil & Water, Friend/Enemy, Sink or Swim
Date: Sunday, December 7, 2014 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Location: 685 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60642
Curated by Nina Corwin

We are seeking work that addresses all aspects of the theme: All or Nothing thinking surrounds us. One way we humans organize our worlds is through dichotomizing, comparison and juxtaposition. There are plenty to choose from. Pick your favorites. Examine, expose or re-frame them. Play with the possibilities.

Please send 4 to 6 poems on the theme ALONG WITH a 50 to 75 word bio, IN THE BODY OF AN E-MAIL to (replace (at) with @ in sending e-mail) by October 13, 12:01 a.m.. We will make every effort to inform those chosen of our decision by October 30. 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.

Selections will be made with an eye to assembling a program that represents a diversity of poets, styles, and approaches to the theme. Selected poets MUST be available to read in person.

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 gallery@womanmade.org.

Chicago Amplified

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.

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.

Past Readings

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

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Feb. 13, 2014
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