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Silver Tongue + The Encyclopedia Show

Should you need a poetry fix before our salon on October 2nd, our friends at the Silver Tongue are holding a reading next week in conjunction with the Encyclopedia Show. THE ENCYCLOPEDIA SHOW <3> Date: Wednesday, September 29th Time: 7:00pm Location: The Conaway Center, 1104 S Wabash Ave Contact: Devan Perine

More Info: Free and open to the public! On September 29th Silver Tongue, Columbia College Chicago's student-run reading series, is excited to bring The Encyclopedia Show to a college campus for the first time ever. The Encyclopedia Show, created by Robbie Q. Telfer (author of Spiking the Sucker Punch) and Shanny Jean Maney (author of Our Brave Faces Were Just Smiles), is a live variety extravaganza that asks participants to perform pieces about an encyclopedia topic. On September 29th at 7:00pm, Columbia faculty and students will define BEARS in hilarious and raucous fashion, using poetry, film, music, and more. The event is located at The Conaway Center (1104 S Wabash Ave) and is free and open to the public.

Columbia faculty readers include Dan Sinker, Erin Teegarden, Dave Snyder, Brendan Riley, K. Bradford and Chris Bower along side featured students Ian “Dick” Jones, Abby Scheaffer, Stephanie Lane Sutton, Daniel Shapiro, Sabrina Dropkick, Patience Rowe, Nick Narbutas, and Zach Green.

The Encyclopedia Show showcases visual art, comedy, music and spoken word on a wide variety of subjects related to a chosen topic. Each month a new topic is picked from the encyclopedia and assignments are sent to a diverse group of writers, artists, poets and performers.

Past contributors have included Bill Ayers, Marc Smith, Paul Sereno, Anis Mojgani, Idris Goodwin, Lisa Buscani, Cameron McGill, Cin Salach, Roger Bonair-Agard and Derrick Brown. Past Silver Tongue readers include Kevin Coval, Lindsay Hunter, Chris Bower, Neal Pollack, Todd Zuniga’s Literary Death Match, among others.

Silver Tongue is Columbia College’s monthly reading series that showcases student work alongside established writers from Chicago and beyond. The themed readings guarantee quirky additions, stories, poetry and other work with host, fiction writer, Mason Johnson.

Columbia College Chicago is the largest private arts and media institution in the nation with over 12,000 students and 120 academic programs. The college produces over 850 events a year through its diverse student body and arts and media departments.

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