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Printers' Ball

2nd Annual Printers’ Ball A Celebration of Chicago Print Double Door, 1572 N. Milwaukee Ave Thursday, July 20th, beginning at 8:00 p.m. FREE MAGAZINES, REVELRY & LIVE MUSIC 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 MagazineAfter HoursAlarmAREAThe Banana KingBridgeThe CanaryChicago ReaderChicago ReviewColumbia Poetry ReviewThe Common ReviewCourt Green • d'cypher presss • Em PressFeatherproof BooksFree LunchGuild ComplexHaymarket BooksIn These TimesInnerviewThe Independent Print Association, Chicago OfficeInternational Socialist ReviewJournal of Ordinary ThoughtLove, ChicagoLunpenLVNGMAKENewcityOther VoicesPoetryThe Poetry FoundationPoetry Center of Chicago • Press of the Third Mind • Punk Planet Red RoverRhinoRoctober MagazineScrewball PressSelectSeven Ten Bishop Stop SmilingStoryQuarterlySwitchback BooksTerry PlummingTHE2NDHANDTime Out ChicagoTriQuarterlyChicago Underground LibraryVenus 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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