Wed. June 9, 2010
Vittum Theatre, 1012 N. Vittum, Chicago
7:30 – 9:30
Chicago, IL – Chicago Slam Works brings to you the season finale of the 2009 Orgie Theatre Award winning Encyclopedia Show at the Vittum Theatre, 1012 N Noble St, on Wednesday, June 9 at 7:30 pm. Tickets $6 at the door. All ages. www.encyclopediashow.com
This Month – Series 2, Volume 10: The Circus
With music, poetry, visual art and spoken word on the topic: The Circus. Featuring (Contributor – Topic):
Roger Bonair-Agard (Vox Ferus, National Poetry Slam Champion) Flea Circuses
Aricka Foreman (Detroit Public Schools Writer in Residence) The Lions of Gunther Gebel Williams
Patrick Somerville (Author of “The Cradle”) The Bozo Show
Adam Gottlieb (Louder than a Bomb Champion) Showman’s Rest
The Heavy Boxes (Ukulele Cabaret) Elvira Madigan
Ric Ianciotti (Video Artist) Live Circus Deaths
Max Kessler (Boston National Poetry Slam Representative) Family Circus
Andy Bayiates (Playwright, Neo-Futurist alumnus, former astrology columnist for Time Out Chicago) Johnny Eck
Karrie Waarala (Poet, Librarian, Circus Aficionado) Karl Wallenda
Tony Denis (College Slam Champion and Teaching Artist) Tyke the Elephant
Mojdeh Stoakley (Lethal Poetry Productions) Gibsonton, FL
Nina Coomes (16 Year Old Poet) Myrtle Corbin
Kim Saltin (Maker and Breaker of Dreams) Clown College
Melanie “George” Decelles (3rd Place at youth poetry nationals) Juggalos
Josh Boyd (Catacomb Confetti) John Wayne Gacy.
Also featuring jugglers, live animals, and carnies!
With hosts Robbie Q Telfer (Author of Spiking the Sucker Punch) and Shanny Jean Maney (Author of Our Brave Faces Were Just Smiles) and cast regulars: Kurt Heintz (E-Poets.net) Fact Checker; Patrick Carberry (Fiction Writer); Tim Stafford (HBO Def Poet); Joel Chmara (HBO Def Poet); Evan Chung (Musician) – House Band Leader “The Encartagans”; and Emily Rose (Poetry Vet and House Manager) –as Jilted Emily Rose.
Chicago Poetry Showcase
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Cafe Ballou, 939 N. Western Ave., Chicago
7:00 – 9:00
Join the Chicago Poetry Showcase Series and host CJ Laity this Saturday for this new groundbreaking event. This first event will feature six diverse Chicago Poetry Voices. Each poet will read their work for fifteen minutes. No open mic for this special “anti-cram event,” but it is free and open to the public.
Paul Martinez Pompa
GPA from LOEP