At Revolving Door, we value poetry, cultural musings, and fostering artist communities. We inspire and nurture the human spirit—one reading, one workshop, and one mentor at a time.
Revolving Door Reading Series is Near West’s fashionable monthly reading series featuring poetry, cultural musings, and music spun by FathomDJ. Every fourth Thursday, we blend genres with poets, musicians, fictionists (‘fiction writer’ bugs us), artists and those in between. Our features provide evenings of insight, laughter, dazzle—well, you know what words, music and art can do.
Our space is your space! Find us at the new Seven Ultra Lounge, located at 1270 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL. Open mic starts at 7:30p.m., followed by features at 8p.m.
For general inquiries & booking information: email@example.com
Jamie Kazay was born in Hollywood, CA. She writes poetry and often dabbles with one-act plays. She holds a BA in English and Creative Writing from California State University, Northridge and an MFA in Poetry from Columbia College, where she teaches writing. She also teaches poetry at East-West University. Her work has been published in Northridge Review, Columbia Poetry Review and Poetry Super Highway. She has a chapbook, Small Hollering (Dancing Girl Press, 2011).
Jennifer Steele is an east-coast girl at heart. She received a BM in Music Business from Howard University in Washington, DC, and an MFA in Poetry from Columbia College Chicago. Currently she teaches media arts for Digital Youth Network and YOUmedia Chicago. Her work has been published and is forthcoming in Caduceus, Warpland Journal, Beltway Quarterly, Columbia Poetry Review, Reverie, and Hush Chicago Magazine. A newfound Pilsen dweller, she is a tea-a-holic and lover of Nye.
Fathom (fathem) dj/music stylist; to penetrate and come to understand. Coming from the rubble of what some consider a very trying time in the world of music, the universe inserts Fathom DJ. “My mission To be the conveyor of the feeling of good music regardless to genre.” With this in mind, Fathom’s set features a variety of soulful sounds to satisfy both radio listeners as well as those who delve deeper into the obscure. Roy Ayers, Kindred The Family Soul and Eric Roberson are just a few of the artists she has opened for through alignment of both commercial as well as private event planners and promoters. Fathom has maintained residencies in some of Chicago’s hottest night spots including Funky Buddha Lounge, Darkroom, Cuatro, The Shrine and Tantrum. Steadfast in continuing to build her brand, she is readying herself to enter the world of music production. Through music Fathom Dj is touching a wide audience of listeners and creating a following to secure a space as one of the planets most respected female dj’s.
Conveyor of Music