APPLIED WORDS

ABOUT APPLIED WORDS

The Applied Words program explores contemporary issues through a multidisciplinary lens. Poetry readings are paired with performances from other creative mediums, such as dance, theatre, and visual art.

By experiencing how different methods of artistic exploration intersect, attendees come away with a refreshed vocabulary for talking about old problems and a renewed sense of understanding and overcoming.

NEXT APPLIED WORDS EVENT

March 25, 7:00pm CST, Virtual Event

Join us on thursday, March 25th, for a surreal evening as The Guild Complex presents Exhibit B will feature incredible performances from artists Jose Hernandez Diaz, Emily Martin, Ian Wojcikiewicz, and Shailen Mishra.

Exhibit B is a performance series that highlights exciting text-based work in Chicago. Presented by the Guild Literary Complex, a 30-year-old grassroots literary arts organization based in Chicago, Exhibit B showcases prose, poetry, plays, music, and more. We want to create a space that showcases work that you don’t need an MFA to feel and that leaves the audience always wanting more. We want community. We want impact.

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PAST APPLIED WORDS EVENTS

Still Here - past Applied Words Event

Creative Freedom: Writing In and Out of Prison – 2019

Magnitude and Bond – 2018

Segregation and Education in Chicago – 2017