All poets are welcome to participate - having 60035 as your zip code is not a requirement
Lakshmy Nair Reading & Poetry Open-Mic Saturday, September 23 8:00 p.m. Madame ZuZu's Teahouse 582 Roger Williams Avenue Highland Park Poetry kicks off the new season of poetry events with featured poet Laksmhy Nair. Lakshmy is a poet, photographer and scientist. Author of numerous scientific articles, she is a regular contributor to Allpoetry.com under the pen name Aami. You can follow Lakshmy on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. When she is not writing or researching, she loves to travel or cook for family and friends. Her poetry collection, A Lament, features poems about nature, beauty, relationships and daily life - an amalgam of bitter sweet experiences about the complicated world we live in.
Open-mic immediately follows. Poets may bring up to 6 poems to share. All are welcome to enjoy the word magic and delicious tea and treats at Madame ZuZu's.
Poet Lakshmy Nair
Register Now for Autumn Writing Classes at Library! Highland Park Public Library 474 Laurel Avenue
Jennifer Dotson facilitates writing workshops in Poetry, Memoir & Creative Writing. All sessions are held from 6:30 - 8:30 PM at the Highland Park Public Library. Register online at www.hplibrary.org or in person at the Library.
Poetry - $50 for 5 sessions on Thursday evenings; Dates are Oct 5, Oct 19, Nov 2, Nov 16 and Dec 7
Memoir - $60 for 6 sessions on Thursday evenings; Dates are Sep 28, Oct 12, Oct 26, Nov 9, Nov 30 and Dec 14
Creative Writing - $60 for 6 sessions on Tuesday evenings; Dates are Sep 26, Oct 10, Oct 24, Nov 7, Nov 21, Dec 5
James Paradiso, Photographer
East on Central Publication Party Tuesday, October 3 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Highland Park Community House 1991 Sheridan Road Join East on Central for the celebration of the newest edition of their journal. This free event includes delicious refreshments like wine, cheesecake, fresh fruit, cookies, and coffee. There will be live music and readings from the journal, as well as time to meet the journal’s artists and authors. And you can be the first to buy our 2017 edition of East on Central!
This is not a Highland Park Poetry sponsored event but we are pleased to share this information with our friends and followers.
Public Art Poetry Reading Saturday, October 14 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. OUTSIDE - Meet by Compassion Moves a World
Highland Park Public Library 494 Laurel Avenue
Winning authors from Highland Park Poetry's Public Art Poetry Contest will read their poems outdoors near the source of some of their inspiration.
In case of rain, we will move to Train Arcade across the street from WWII Memorial at Central & St. Johns
Local Author Fair Saturday, October 14 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Highland Park Public Library 494 Laurel Avenue
East on Central and the Highland Park Library present a Local Author Fair. Meet the authors; purchase books; get books signed by the authors. Remember books make great gifts!
Highland Park Poetry will be present with copies of Art Gets in Your Eyes: Poets Respond to Highland Park's Public Artas well as copies of previous Poetry Challenge Chapbooks.
This is not a Highland Park Poetry sponsored event but we will be there as participating local authors.
James Paradiso, Photographer
Susanna Lang Reading & Poetry Open-Mic Saturday, October 21 8:00 p.m. Madame ZuZu's Teahouse 582 Roger Williams Avenue
Susanna Lang’s most recent collection of poems, Travel Notes from the River Styx, was released in June 2017 by Terrapin Books. Other collections include Tracing the Lines (Brick Road Poetry Press, 2013) and Even Now (The Backwaters Press, 2008) as well as a chapbook, Two by Two (Finishing Line Press, 2011). A two-time Hambidge fellow and a recipient of the Emerging Writers Fellowship from the Bethesda Writer’s Center, she has published original poems and translations from the French in such journals as Little Star, Prairie Schooner, december, Blue Lyra Review, Prime Number Magazine and Poetry East. Her translations of poetry by Yves Bonnefoy include Words in Stone and The Origin of Language. Among her current projects is Self-Portraits, a chapbook collection of ekphrastic poems focused on women across the arts. She lives in Chicago, where she teaches in the Chicago Public Schools. More information available at www.susannalang.com.
Open-mic begins immediately after reading. Poets may bring up to 6 poems to share. All are welcome to enjoy the word magic.
In Plein Air Reading & Poetry Open-Mic Saturday, November 18 8:00 p.m. Madame ZuZu's Teahouse 582 Roger Williams Avenue
Join us for a delightful evening of readings from In Plein Air: poems and drawings of the natural world,the latest publication from Poetic License Press. All 52 poems in the anthology were created, at least in part, while its 43 poets were outdoors. Featured readers include Senior Editor, Arlyn Miller, and In Plein Air poets Charlotte Digregorio, Susan Moss, and Maureen Tolman Flannery.
Between the covers of In Plein Air you will meet up with the lovers and the lonely; moss counters; construction workers; children on a school field trip. You can hear blueberries chattering, a chorus of street dogs, the muffle and hush of snow, feel the heat of brilliant sunlight and the soak of monsoon rain. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.
An open mic immediately follows. Poets may bring up to 6 poems to share. Everyone is welcome to experience the word magic and the delicious teas and treats available at Madame ZuZu's.
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