Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Call for Poetry Readings: Woman Made Gallery Literary Series

CALL FOR POETRY Reading Series
For Woman Made Gallery Literary Series
Event Date: Sunday, February 3 from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Location: 685 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago IL
Submission Deadline: December 22, 2012


“From the exploding popularity of reality television and celebrity culture to the U.S. government’s ever-growing presence in our homes, schools, and community spaces through Patriot Act-sanctioned surveillance, the twenty-first century has seen enormous shifts in cultural and political conceptions of what is considered private and what is considered public, both in the United States and world-wide. We as individuals are losing control over what is seen and what is unseen; known and unknown; public and private. How do these shifts manifest in our daily lives? Who is most affected and why? How do artists address these changes, whether through illuminating, embracing or actively working against them?”

All takes on this theme are fair game for this reading. Send your best.

Selected poets must be available to read in person. Please send 4 – 6 poems on the theme ALONG WITH a 50 to 75 word bio* IN THE BODY OF AN E-MAIL to:

gallery(at) (replace (at) with @ when sending email) by Saturday, Dec 22, 2012. We will make every effort to inform those chosen of our decision by January 5, 2012.

Although we can't afford to pay readers, this is a great opportunity to sell books, read with other talented people and, since we've developed a partnership for the gallery with WBEZ's Chicago Amplified, to have your reading archived for future listening (a really great publicity feature).

If you are not selected, please understand that we are volunteers programming to meet several criteria as best possible, representing the best of a diversity of themes, cultures, styles etc. To that end, we will review the first 20 submissions sent to us, looking further only as needed to reach these ends.

Read more about poetry events at Woman Made Gallery here.

* if you have a performance background, please include this or any other information that might assist us in putting together for a varied program. Also, if you have previously read at the gallery, please include the date of your last appearance.

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