Next Reading Series Installment: September 22

Revolving Door Reading Series continues this month!

More Art, Words, and Music!

We would like to welcome FathomDJ to the Revolving Door Family! Besides just being a fabulous, funky presence herself, she will be spinning only the coolest of sounds.


Our space is your space!

Bring a poem, song, or story for our open mic. Don’t miss the chance to grace our stage!

Words: 8:15 PM

Erika Mikkalo lives and writes in Chicago. She received the Tobias Wolff Award for short fiction and her M.F.A. from Columbia College.  Her work has appeared in The 2nd Hand, Massachusetts Review, Exquisite Corpse, Columbia Review, fence,  Another Chicago Magazine, Chicago Review, and other publications.



Nikki Patin has taught hundreds of workshops at high schools, colleges and universities on performance poetry, body image, sexual assault prevention and LGBT issues. She was a member of Chicago’s 2001 Mental Graffiti National Poetry Slam team and was featured on the fourth season of HBO’s Def Poetry Jam. In 2004, she was voted one of Chicago’s six most fabulous 20-somethings by Chicago Tribune’s Red Eye newspaper. In 2006, she took the gold medal in the Gay Games International LGBT poetry slam. Nikki Patin resides in Chicago and is lead singer of rock band, Like A Hundred.


Kenyatta Rogers’s interest in writing began with scary stories and TV shows such as the Twilight Zone and R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps series. While writing short stories as a child he began to focus more on poetry in high school. His work has been featured in the Word 4: Type + Image Exhibit and published in Columbia Poetry Review, Court Green, 350poems.blogspot, les figues press, and The Arsenic Lobster. He was nominated for a 2009 Illinois Arts Council Literary Award for his poem “Safety,” which appeared in the Columbia Poetry Review and is a current Cave Canem Fellow and member of The Chicago Poetry Brothel.


We hope to see you there!

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