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September 11, 2014

Purchase tickets here
RSVP on Facebook here.  

Your General Admission ticket includes:

  • Unlimited craft beer tastings

  • One complimentary raffle ticket (additional raffle tickets available for purchase)

  • A program book, including tasting notes and poems from Switchback authors

  • Light appetizers

  • Live and virtual readings by Switchback authors 


Live readings by Switchback authors Kathleen Rooney (Oneiromance) and Stefania Heim (A Table That Goes on For Miles)!

Interactive virtual readings and performances by Marisa Crawford, Alyse Knorr, Jenn Marie Nunes, Morgan Parker, Jennifer Tamayo, Monica de la Torre and Caroline Noble Whitbeck!

Stay tuned for an exciting list of award-winning brews and seasonals from Michigan's Saugatuck Brewing Company!

OH, AND THIS TOO:

Attend The Swell's event the same night, featuring Switchback author Stefania Heim, and receive discounted admission at the door with proof of attendance. Wow, what a deal!

September 2, 2014

SAVE THE DATE!

This year's Taste of Switchback event is Saturday, October 4, 2014.

Join Switchback Books for an evening of unlimited craft beer tastings, expertly paired and presented alongside poems from Switchback Books' authors.

We had a blast with everyone who supported our event last year, and we look forward to seeing all of you again. Mark your calendars for a night of delicious beer and palate-quenching poetry from the Switchback catalog.

Information about ticket purchases, raffle prizes and beer selection coming soon!

Where: The Test Kitchen, 1511 West Cortez Street, Chicago, IL
When: Saturday, October 4, 2014 (Time TBD) 

RSVP Here

February 18, 2014

Switchback Books will be in Seattle for AWP 2014! Mark your calendars and join us at our off-site event with  Coconut Poetry and Les Figues Press on Thursday, February 27th!

Switchback authors Jessica Bozek and Jennifer Tamayo are reading, along with Gatewood Prize 2012 Winner, Stefania Heim (A Table That Goes on for Miles), and Gatewood Prize 2013 Winner, Morgan Parker (Other People's Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night).

Check out the Facebook event for more details:

https://www.facebook.com/events/245413655630281/

October 2, 2013

Taste of Switchback: A Poetry and Beer Pairing Event is 3 days away. The first 50 tickets sold will receive this limited edition, hand-etched glass. Buy your tickets online today, and you'll be indulging in craft beer out of this beauty on Friday night. Then, you can take it home and continue to drink your favorite beers while reading your favorite poems for years to come!

Purchase your advance ticket, and receive your glass when you walk through the door on Friday night. Hurry, hurry---only the first 50 will receive this special souvenir!
 

September 25, 2013

I know so little about beer, other than that I adore it and most likely drink too much of it. My taste in beer hasn’t evolved much since the days I slugged it out of Red Dog bottles in my old boyfriend’s mother’s backyard. What I remember most about those beers isn’t the taste, or even my first experiences with that warm, woozy-headedness that comes from drinking a few in a short time, slamming them down before I had to meet my curfew—what I remember most is the sayings that came on the undersides of each beer cap. They were cheesy, mostly—dog-related puns or images of an angry bulldog with some silly tagline like this dog doesn’t fetch—but I always read them before I tossed them into that backyard bonfire. There’s one in particular I remember very clearly, one that struck me before I tossed it aside and tended to the beer in my hand. It read, quite simply, why are you reading this?

And why was I? Simply put, I read it because I had learned to read the underside of Red Dog bottle caps,...

September 17, 2013

Your calendar is marked and you're planning on attending Taste of Switchback: A Poetry and Beer Pairing Event. What's next?! Purchase your tickets for the event in advance! 

It's easy! Just follow this link to the official event site to purchase your tickets via PayPal: http://www.switchbackbooks.com/octevent. 

Purchasing tickets in advance means you'll breeze right into the event, save some money ($5!), and you'll have a beer in your hand and a poem in your ear in no time.

Event Details

When: Friday, October 4, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Where: Forte Framing and Gallery
2301 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL

Tickets: $20 advance / $25 door

Tickets include the following:
 

  • Unlimited craft beer

  • Poems from Switchback Books authors

  • Tasting notes from Switchback's resident cicerone

  • Souveneir glass

  • Entry for Raffle Prizes

September 13, 2013

Mark your calendars.Taste of Switchback is just three weeks away! Keep your eyes peeled for newly added beer selections. This week: Revolution Brewing!

For more information about the event and to purchase tickets, follow this link: http://www.switchbackbooks.com/octevent

September 9, 2013

Join Switchback Books for an evening of unlimited craft beer tastings, expertly paired and presented alongside poems from Switchback Books' authors! The evening includes intermittent readings, a CHIRP Radio DJ, exclusive tasting notes, and beers from Saugatuck Brewing Co., Half Acre, Dogfishhead, Solemn Oath, and more.

When: Friday, October 4, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Where: Forte Framing and Gallery
2301 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL

Tickets: $20 advance / $25 door

Tickets include the following:

  • Unlimited craft beer

  • Poems from Switchback Books authors

  • Tasting notes from Switchback's resident cicerone

  • Souveneir glass

  • Entry for Raffle Prizes

September 4, 2013

Join Switchback Books from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM this Thursday, September 5, 2013 at Jane Addams Hull-House Museum for Jane Addams' Birthday Celebration: Conversations on Peace and Social Justice. Switchback's table will be located in the Feminist Village, in the museum's courtyard. 

Come out and support Switchback Books and other local feminist presses, vendors, organizations and musicians from Chicago! 

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum is located at 800 South Halsted. For more information about the event, follow this link: http://www.uic.edu/jaddams/hull/_museum/operation.html

April 4, 2013

For some people, it's National Poetry MonthNaPoWriMo, or even NaPoReMo. At Switchback, we're celebrating the cruelest month with a few exciting local events and one national event:


 

Poet and 2013 Gatewood Prize judge Eileen Myles

Now through June 1st

Gatewood Prize

EVERYWHERE

Give us something good to read! Our editors read every manuscript that’s submitted to the Gatewood Prize and we want nothing more than to greet each morning with a new crop of daring, lovely, and downright exciting manuscripts. Won’t you send us something? This year's judge is the AMAZING and TALENTED Eileen Myles!!

April 12, 7:30pm

fAWP Publishers Reading

(presented by our friends at Chicago Writers House & Curbside Splendor)   

Uptown Lounge, Chicago, IL

Local publishers gather for a public reading of the work they publish. We’re joining a great group of presses to read some of our favorite poems from the Switchback Books catalog.

April 14, 1:30pm–6:30pm

Pop-Up Bookfair

(presented by our friends at Chi...

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