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March 29, 2008

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

March 22, 2008

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 Center of Chicago
Friday, March 28, 2008, 7-10 pm
SAIC Ballroom, 112 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago
Admission is free, though donations are welcome.

Participating Presses:

Answer Tag Home Press
Cracked Slab Books
Dancing Girl Press
Featherproof Books
Fractal Edge Press
March Abrazo Press
Puddin' Head Press
Switchback B...

March 18, 2008

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 panel will give you some great ideas...

The panelists: 

Jacob Saenz graduated from Columbia College Chicago in the winter of 2005 with a BA in Creative Writing - Poetry. His work has appeared in a handful of journals such as RHINO, Columbia Poetry Review, Inkstains and Poetry. In 2007 he wa...

March 12, 2008

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.


Glass Curtain Gallery
1104 S. Wabash, 1st Floor • 312.344.6650

Located in the South Loop Arts Corridor, the Glass Curtain Gallery’s 2,200 square-foot space welcomes Columbia College resident artists, students, and alumni to exhibit a variety of contemporary media in a professional environment. The g...

March 9, 2008

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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