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)
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).
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!
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,...
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.
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!
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!!