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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
415 S Dearborn St
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.