I can’t believe that October is almost over! (Honestly, I’m happy 2016 is ending; it’s been a straight dumpster fire.)
Thursday, October 13 at 7:30 pm
Under The Gun Theater (956 W Newport Ave)
My sketch ‘Ok Couple #14’ will be read alongside other writers who participated in NaSkeWriMo 2016. Read all 15 ‘OK Couple’ sketches.
Louder Than A Mom
Poetic Politics: Genre as Resistance in Citizen
Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at 6:00 PM
MacLean Ballroom (112 S. Michigan Ave.)
SAIC’S Department of Writing and the Diversity Advisory Group invited me to speak on a panel ‘Poetic Politics: Genre as Resistance in Citizen’ alongside Idris Goodwin.
Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: An American Lyric has defied the limitations of genre to garner praise and awards in poetry, criticism, and nonfiction categories. Fusing varied formats, images, and voices, Citizen explores resistance through both content and form. Presented by the Department of Writing, join SAIC alum Idris Goodwin for a special performance responding to Citizen and an open discussion on the concept of radical form and content and the staging of poetry as political resistance.
Idris Goodwin is an award-winning playwright, poet, and essayist and received his MFA in Writing in 2004 at SAIC. His plays include: How We Got On, This Is Modern Art co-written with Kevin Coval, And In This Corner: Cassius Clay and Bars and Measures He is the author of the Pushcart Prize-nominated essay collection These Are The Breaks. His words have appeared on HBO, Sesame Street, BBC radio, and Discovery Channel. He’s received support from the NEA, Ford Foundation, and awarded Oregon Shakespeare’s American History Cycle Commission and InterAct Theater’s 20/20 Prize. Goodwin is an Assistant Professor in The Department of Theatre and Dance at Colorado College. Read more are SAIC’s website.
The Healing Corner
Saturday, October 22, 2016, at 6:00 PM
Von Humboldt Elementary School (2620 W Hirsch St, Chicago, Illinois 60622)
The Healing Corner will be participating in a community organized all night event in Humboldt Park October 22nd. This will be our first time east of the park! Bring a tent, sleeping bag & blankets, flashlights & chairs. We are bringing s'mores! We are going to make a powerful statement this night because we will be camping out in front of the shuttered Von Humboldt school. This school was in great condition and had great programs before it was closed by the mayor's handpicked school board. Our tax dollars have been paying to keep the lights on there and pay for security for over 2 years! This space should be made available to the community. We will be educating community members on the dangers of privatizing public schools and why it's important to support an elected school board! ✊??✏️?
Check the Facebook event for the full schedule.
The Healing Corner is also collecting Halloween costumes.
The Stoop: Sheisty
Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Rosa's Lounge (3420 W Armitage Ave, Chicago)
We are raising funds for UMedics. Featured storytellers: David Pintor, Eliseo Real, and Carlos Diaz. The Stoop is always lit! October’s show is the last open mic for 2016. So, if you’ve been thinking about it, DO IT!
Use The Stoop’s PayPal.me to purchase $3 tickets in advance. Entry goes up to $5 at the door. If you arrive after 8 pm, you will be charged extra for the Blues Jam. Get all the details at the Facebook event.
Finally in November, we’re celebrating Lily Be’s birthday. I’m sharing a story around the theme “Ain’t Nothing To F*ck With”. It’s gonna be so great.
National Lawyers Guild Chicago’s Annual Dinner
Friday, November 11, 2016 at 6:30 pm
Irish American Heritage Center (4626 N. Knox Ave., Chicago)
NLG Chicago celebrates another year of victories and our activist community. At the 2016 Annual Dinner, we are honoring: Craig Futterman, Jamie Kalven, Samantha Liskow, Jon Loevy, Matt Topic, Ben Elson, Brandon Smith, and Sarah Gelsomino.
NLG Chicago represent progressive political movements, using the law to protect human rights above property interests and to attain social justice. If you can’t attend the dinner, please consider donating via their website. We also have a Facebook event.
It’s been a long 9 months, I’m really proud of the work we did this year. You should know that I created all the art work and designed their dinner website. I’m accepting projects for 2017, check out theservices I offer for artists and businesses.
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