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 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...

February 28, 2008

Atelier Women's Writing Studio and dancing girl press welcome Kate Greenstreet and Jen Tynes as readers for the inaugural Salon Series (hopefully a monthly event) on Saturday, March 1st, at 2pm.


JEN TYNES is the author of the following books and chapbooks: Found in Nature (horse less press 2004), The End Of Rude Handles (Red Morning Press 2005), The Ohio System collaboration with Erika Howsare (Octopus Books 2006), See Also Electric Light (Dancing Girl Press 2007), and Heron/Girlfriend (Coconut Books, forthcoming 2008). She is the founding editor of horse less press, which has published 5 issues of the horse less review, an online journal of writing, and about 20 handmade chapbooks.


KATE GREENSTREET is the author of case sensitive (Ahsahta Press, 2006) and two chapbooks, Learning the Language (Etherdome Press, 2005) and Rushes (above/ground press, 2007). Her poems have appeared in journals including Conduit, Barrow Street, Fascicle,...

February 20, 2008

Danielle Pafunda Lecture: “Stunt Doubles, Companion Species, and the Lyric”
Wednesday, February 20, 2008, 5:30 p.m.
Music Center Concert Hall, 1014 South Michigan Avenue



DANIELLE PAFUNDA is the author of two poetry collections, My Zorba (forthcoming from Bloof Books in 2008) and Pretty Young Thing (Soft Skull Press, 2005), and the forthcoming chapbook A Primer for Cyborgs: The Corpse (Whole Coconut). She has been anthologized in the 2004, 2006, and 2007 editions of Best American Poetry, as well as in Not For Mothers Only: Contemporary Poets on Child-getting and Child-rearing (Fence Books, 2007) and Women Poets on Mentorship: Efforts and Affections (University of Iowa, 2008). Poetry, reviews, and essays appear in such publications as Action Yes, Conjunctions, TriQuarterly, and The Georgia Review. Danielle received a BA from Bard College, MFA in Poetry from New School University, and is currently a doctoral candidate in the University of Georgia Creat...

February 18, 2008

series A

Betsy Wheeler
Joshua Marie Wilkinson

Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S. Cornell Avenue
Chicago, IL 
February 19th 
7:00 - 8:00pm

February 8, 2008

SWITCHBACK BOOKS AND DANCING GIRL PRESS PRESENT: THE RELEASE OF DANIELA OLSZEWSKA'S THE PARTIAL AUTOBIOGRAPY OF JANE DOE AND MELISSA SEVERIN’S BRUTE FACT 

CHICAGO, February 5, 2008 -- A poetry reading and release party for Chicago-based poets Daniela Olszewska and Melissa Severin will be hosted by Dancing Girl Press and Switchback Books on Feb. 13 at 8 p.m. at the California Clipper. Daniela Olszewksa’s chapbook, “The Partial Autobiography of Jane Doe” and Melissa Severin’s chapbook, “Brute Fact,” both from the Dancing Girl Press imprint, will be available for purchase at the event along with other publications from both Switchback Books and Dancing Girl Press. 

Daniela Olszewska is an editorial assistant and intern coordinator for Switchback Books. Daniela holds a BA in Poetry from Columbia College Chicago. Her work has appeared in recent issues of Wicked Alice, La Petite Zine, MiPOesias, Cranky, and Pebble Lake Review. 

Melissa Severin is the managing editor at Switchback Books. M...

February 5, 2008

February 5, 2008

Lots more event info and exciting news coming up, but for now, kittens, here's a few photos from AWP in NYC:

January 28, 2008

Switchback Off-Site Reading

The What: Switchback is joining forces with Sarabande Books, Red Morning Press, and Red Hen Press to bring you a supernova-strength reading.

The Who: Ivy Alvarez, Thomas Heise, Peggy Munson (via DVD!), Liz Bradfield, Brandi Homan, Sean Norton, Jason Bredle, Charles Hood, Eva Saulitis, Nickole Brown, Cate Marvin, Jen Tynes, Mónica de la Torre, Simone Muench, and Caroline Noble Whitbeck

The When: Friday, February 1st @ 7:00pm

The Where: 11th St Bar, 510 E. 11st St. (between Avenues A & B), New York, NY 10009, Phone: 212-982-3929

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Switchback at the Bookfair

In addition to the stellar off-site reading we have planned, we also are sharing bookfair Table 290 with Featherproof Books. The booth is in Americas Hall I, and here's a link to a map. Please stop by and say hi and get your books signed by Caroline Noble Whitbeck and Mónica de la Torr...

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