January 24, 2008

Panel Sponsored by Kore Press
Friday, February 1, 12pm
Gibson Suite, Hilton 2nd floor

Women's Presses, Activism, & Gender Inequities in the Literary World. Moderated by Lisa Bowden. Guerrilla girls look at gender inequity and the literary world: why are there far fewer women getting published than men when MFA programs and residencies are filled with women writers? Through the lens of Third Wave Feminism, we will consider what the perception of feminist publishing is and if the women's press is an effective activist project or a remarginalization of the already marginalized. Writers, editors, and activists comment on the historic need for and complexities inherent in the "affirmative action" of publishing women only.

January 24, 2008

The Art Institute of Chicago is currently running a photography exhibit called Girls on the Verge. According to the exhibit's official webpage, "Girls on the Verge offers a snapshot of contemporary explorations of female adolescence." The exhibit features work by Rineke Dijkstra, Lauren Greenfield, Sally Mann, Helen van Meene, Tina Barney, Melissa Pinney, Judith Joy Ross, Mark Steinmetz, Katherine Turczan, and Celine van Balen. It runs until February 24. 

The Chicago Sun-Time did a brief write-up of the exhibit.

January 21, 2008

AWP Off-Site READING presented by Chicago publications and
organizations: ACM, Canarium Books, Danny's Reading Series, featherproof
books, MAKE: A Chicago Literary Magazine, and Literago.org. 

Featuring renowned poets and fiction writers: Rae Armantrout, John Beer, Arda Collins, Joel Craig, Michael Czyzniejewski, Steffi Drewes, Cathy Park Hong, Zach Plague, Michael Zapata, Matthew Zapruder

DATE/TIME - Thursday, January 31st, 2008, from 7:30pm - 9:30pm.
PLACE - Happy Ending - 302 Broome Street (x Forsyth/Eldridge) New York, NY

January 13, 2008

In addition to the stellar off-site reading we have planned, we also are sharing bookfair Table 290 with Featherproof Books in NYC for AWP in a few weeks. The booth is in Americas Hall I, and here's a link to directions. Please stop by and say hi or get your books signed by Caroline Noble Whitbeck and Mónica de la Torre on Saturday at 1:00.

Also, tell your friends! The bookfair is open to the public on Saturday, February 2.

January 2, 2008

Check out Switchback's Contest Editor Melissa Severin and 4 other equally amazing Chicago poets tomorrow night!

PFS Presents' reading series will take place at Kate the Great's, tomorrow, January 3, 2008, featuring: Larry Sawyer, Lina Ramona Vitkauskas, Adam Fieled, Steve Halle, Melissa Severin. 7:30 pm.

The reading will also be a release party for Steve Halle's chapbook, "Cessation Covers," from Funtime Press. Yay Steve!

Check out some of the readers' poems: http://www.artrecess.blogspot.com/

Kate the Great's Book Emporium
5550 N. Broadway, Chicago

December 29, 2007

The What: Switchback is joining forces with Sarabande BooksRed 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

December 6, 2007

Mónica de la Torre reads tonight.

Pegasus Books Downtown 
2349 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA

She will be accompanied by Garrett Caples.

November 13, 2007

Caroline Noble Whitbeck will read at the Publicly Complex Reading Series.

Caroline Noble Whitbeck holds a BA in Classics (Latin) from Harvard College and an MFA from Brown University. Born and raised in New York City, she currently resides in Philadelphia, where she is working toward a PhD in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory at the University of Pennsylvania. Our Classical Heritage: A Homing Device is her first book.

Where: Ada Books, 330 Dean Street, Providence RI
When: November 17, 2007
Time: 6:00 PM


Meanwhile, Switchback Books will be sharing a table with our brothers-in-crime, Featherproof Books, at the 2007 DIY Trunk Show, an annual event bringing the talents of local Chicago artists together. 

Crafts from knit goods and art to jewelry and prints will be for sale, in addition to our lovely Switchback books. Please stop by and say hello!

Where: Pulaski Park Auditorium, 1419 W. Blackhawk Avenue, Chicago, IL
When: November 17, 2007 
Time: 10AM-4PM

November 12, 2007

A Community Reading Series


Carol Eding, Becca Klaver, Julie Rouse, & BJ Soloy
Adieu Broad Shoulders, Bonjour Tall Corn: A Poetry Reading

Carol and Becca are both alums of the Columbia College M.F.A. poetry program and were both born on July 1st. BJ and Julie—of Minds of Winter fame, and now eternally bound in matrimony—will be leaving Chicago and heading off to Iowa at the end of the semester. Please come and bid them farewell! You’re encouraged to bring Goodbye Poems (yours or someone else’s) to read at the Open Mic portion of this event, which will be dedicated exclusively to poems of this ilk and will run from 7:00-7:30.

Monday, November 12, 2007
7:00 P.M.

Manhattan’s Bar
415 S Dearborn St
(312) 957-0460
near the corner of Congress and Dearborn

Readers of all genres & drinkers of all libations are welcome. Feel free to contact Nicole Wilson with inquires, reading interest, or statements of inspiration: starnkw@hotmail.com.

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