SWAN Day today, represent!

Just a reminder to put your wine-drinking, gallery-lovin dancing shoes on tonight and come help us celebrate all the wonderful women artists we know and love in Chicago: 8:00 Tonight Medicine Park 2659 W. Chicago Ave BYOB, $3 Donation Hope to see you there! xoxoverandout, The SB crew

Events in the upcoming week...

Hi everyone, Two really big Switchback Books events are happening this upcoming Friday and Saturday... On Friday March 28, our next poet Kathleen Rooney and Editors Becca Klaver and Hanna Andrews are reading as part of the Poetry Center of Chicago's Small Press Showcase with poets from several other Chicago small presses, including our favorites, dancing girl press and Featherproof Books. On Saturday March 29, we're celebrating the first-ever SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day with a night of readings, collaborations, music, and more. Details for both events are below, and I do hope you'll join us! xoxo y'all, Brandi SMALL PRESS SHOWCASE Sponsored by The Poetry Ce

DIY Poetry

March 20, 2008 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Library, 3rd floor east April is National Poetry Month and to kick-off the festivities, the Library's d.i.y. series (do indie yourself) Real Art. Real People. Real World.: Independent Artists Share Ideas for Creating and Sustaining Success debuts with a panel discussion from three emerging Chicago poets on their experiences fostering their work through a variety of time-tested DIY methods related to writing and building an audience, including publication, poetry groups and workshops, readings, literary journals, and independent presses. Looking for an answer to "What do I do now?"? Longing to put all your knowledge, ambition, and talent to use? This


March 12 - April 25, 2008 Opening Reception: March 19, 2008, 5-7pm Secrets is a self-organized project initiated by the 6+ women’s art collective, in collaboration with eight Palestinian women artists. Secrets has been a series of social exchanges, workshops and publications, as well as an art exhibition traveling to several locations in the Occupied Territories of Palestine and the US. Over the course of two years and half dozen trips to the West Bank, solidarities have developed across great distances, connecting artists, cultural producers, institutions, educators, journalists, writers and social thinkers. The project owes its existence to the mobilization of their creative energies.


Hokay, hokay, we didn't exactly make February for this one, but we were waiting on something that we thought was worth the time delay. Regardless, they're here! Peggy Munson's beautiful Pathogenesis, now available for order. Come and get it!

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