This is a great week to get involved with the Guild Literary Complex and check out some of their Chicago literary events, because tomorrow begins their “Mid-October Sampler Platter.” There’s lots to choose from!
Tuesday Oct. 11th: “Crossing State Lines: An American Renga”
A film screening, discussion and renga poetry from Crossing State Lines: An American Renga with the Poetry Foundation. CSL features 54 poets from around the country, and the evening will include light refreshments, clips from a documentary film about the project, and the chance to be a part of a future Chicago renga.
Wednesday Oct. 12th: A Book Release Event with Renny Golden & Wendy Call
Poetry and non-fiction together in one night: Call will read from her new book, No Word for Welcome: The Mexican Village Faces the Global Economy and Golden will read from her new collection Blood Desert: Witnesses 1820-1880 (historical narrative poems about the settlement of New Mexico in the 19th Century).
Friday Oct. 14th-Sunday Oct. 16th: Opening Weekend of Tour Guides 2011
The brand new show that takes you on an insider’s journey through Chicago’s quirks, pains and charms. Performed by a whole new cast of poet/performers in the stunning new Logan Square Arts Center.
For more information, click on the flyer or visit guildcomplex.org
And just a reminder: TONIGHT is the book release party for Prof. Amina Gautier and her new, award-winning short story collection At-Risk. Check out the details and come out for a great night!