Printers' Ball

July 3, 2006

2nd Annual Printers’ Ball
A Celebration of Chicago Print

Double Door, 1572 N. Milwaukee Ave
Thursday, July 20th, beginning at 8:00 p.m.


Created by local print publications, book publishers, and literary organizations, the festival provides readers an opportunity to celebrate and explore Chicago’s vibrant print scene.

Hosted by Poetry, MAKE, Newcity, and THE2NDHAND

DJ Sets by Punk Planet & Venus 8:00 p.m.
Video Lounge by Lumpen All Night
Honky-Tonk by True Historians 10:00 p.m.
Pop by Baby Teeth 11:00 p.m.

In cahoots with:
Another Chicago Magazine • After Hours • Alarm • AREA • The Banana King • Bridge • The Canary • Chicago Reader • Chicago Review • Columbia Poetry Review • The Common Review • Court Green • d'cypher presss • Em Press • Featherproof Books • Free Lunch • Guild Complex • Haymarket Books • In These Times • Innerview • The Independent Print Association, Chicago Office • International Socialist Review • Journal of Ordinary Thought • Love, Chicago • Lunpen • LVNG • MAKE • Newcity • Other Voices • Poetry • The Poetry Foundation • Poetry Center of Chicago • Press of the Third Mind • Punk Planet • Red Rover • Rhino • Roctober Magazine • Screwball Press • Select • Seven Ten Bishop • Stop Smiling • StoryQuarterly • Switchback Books • Terry Plumming • THE2NDHAND • Time Out Chicago • TriQuarterly • Chicago Underground Library • Venus

This year the Printers’ Ball is the subject of a special edition of THE2NDHAND, available throughout the city and online at The site features a PDF version of the issue for download and an audio recording of the story, by Todd Dills, written specifically for the 2006 Printers’ Ball.

Book Installation by the Underground Chicago Library
Posters by Steve Walters of Screwball Press

The Printers’ Ball is open to the public and admission is free. For more information, please call 312.799.8005 

Plus, 88.7 WLUW will be running various spots about Printers' Ball participants. There's one tonight:

July 2, 8pm


Featuring Nick Twemlow (The Canary and and poet Suzanne Buffam discussing the business of poetry.

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