All poets are welcome to participate - having 60035 as your zip code is not a requirement
Melissa Huff Reading & Poetry Open-Mic Saturday, November 18 8:00 p.m. Madame ZuZu's Teahouse 582 Roger Williams Avenue
Melissa Huff has returned to an early love of writing first developed during her college years. When she found herself craving a non-linear creative process that draws heavily on intuition, sculpting poems by folding words around images and ideas turned out to be just the thing.Melissa enjoys exploring both formal poetry and free verse, for which she has garnered awards from the Illinois State Poetry Society, Poets & Patrons, Highland Park Poetry and the National Federation of State Poetry Societies. Her publishing credits include River Poets Journal, Highland Park Poetry, Glass: Facets of Poetry and Winterwolf Press. She is a member of the Evanston poetry workshop group, Plumb Line Poets, and currently serves as the secretary of the Illinois State Poetry Society.Before immersing herself in poetry, Melissa spent fifteen years making one-of-a-kind jewelry, seen at www.melissahuff.com. She currently experiments with mixed media painting and collage. Melissa holds degrees in mathematics and art and has represented musicians and worked in the publishing field. She lives in Chicago and Champaign, Illinois.
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.
There is no cover charge; however, all attendees are expected to purchase an item from Madame ZuZu's.
Our previously scheduled publication celebration event for In Pleine Air from Poetic License Press will be postponed. Keep checking for updates to the events calendar.
Accepting Submissions for 2018 Poetry Challenge!
2018 Poetry Challenge
Submission Deadline - January 29, 2018
Electricity - in honor of the 75th anniversary of Nicolas Tesla's death
Monsters - in honor of the 300th anniversary of the publication of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's Frankenstein
Read the submission guidelines for details. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.