Calendar

Please click on the event titles below for more information about our upcoming events


October 2017

October 15 ~1:00 – 3:00 PM

Voices of Protest, Chicago City of Refuge Event

Gannon Center for Women and Leadership

Piper Hall · Loyola University,  970 West Sheridan RoadChicagoIL 60660

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October 18 ~ Doors 5:00, Event 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Brooks in Translation, a Palabra Pura Event

Harold Washington Library Center

Pritzker Auditorium, 400 South State Street, Chicago, IL 60605


September 2017

September 15-17, with multiple events, multiple locations

 Wicker Park & West Town Lit Fest

Click here for updates and information

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September 27 ~ 7:30 – 10:00 PM

Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Awards

American Writers Museum

180 N. Michigan Avenue, Second Floor Chicago, Illinois 60601


August 2017

The Guild Goes Dark in August,

But we look forward to seeing you in September for our Fall Season!

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August 1 

Submissions open for Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Awards

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July 2017

Applied Words

HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR FALL 2017

Nature and Neighborhoods

Featuring Moderator Matthew Shenoda


June 2017

June 7 ~ 6:00 – 10:00 PM

BrooksDay@Nite

A Centennial Celebration of Gwendolyn Brooks

The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts

915 E 60th St, Chicago, Illinois 60637

BrooksDay.Org

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June 22 ~ 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Applied Words

Gender and the Arts

Featuring Moderator C. Russell Price

Pint Chicago

1547 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60622

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June 22 ~ 7:30 – 9:30 PM

A Special Palabra Pura Event

Newest Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber First Book Award winner Vincent Toro

and Dr. Grisel Acosta in from NYC

Discuss gentrification, neighborhoods, memory, and cultural appropriation

Pint Chicago

1547 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60622


May 2017

May 4 ~ 5:00 – 7:30 PM

Special Event with partner

The Chicago Literary Hall of Fame

Ring Lardner Induction Ceremony

Newberry Library, Ruggles Hall

60 West Walton Street, Chicago Illinois, 60610

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May 8 ~ 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Cyrus Colter Trilogy, A Staged Reading

By Sandra Seaton

Evanston Literary Festival, Evanston Public Library

1703 Orrington Avenue, Evanston, Illinois 60201

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May 11 ~ 5:00 – 7:30 PM

Special Event with partner

The Chicago Literary Hall of Fame

Fanny Butcher Induction Ceremony

Newberry Library, Ruggles Hall

60 West Walton Street, Chicago Illinois, 60610

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May 17 ~ 7:30-9:30 PM

Palabra Pura with curator Miguel Marzana

We are the Night: Poesía del “Santuario” | Poetry of the “Sanctuary”

La Bruquena Restaurant

2726 West Division Street, Chicago, Illinois 60622

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May 21~ 14:00-16:00 PM

Special Guild Complex Event

Let the 50th Celebrations Begin: Guild Books Remembered, Lit Forward

Lunt Lake Co-op Community Room

1138 West Lunt Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60626-3520


April 2017

April 9 ~ 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Voices of Protest a Chicago City of Refuge Event

Featuring Riad Ismat and Osama Alomar

The Gannon Center for Women and Leadership

Piper Hall · Loyola University,  970 West Sheridan RoadChicagoIL 60660

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April 12 ~ 7:30 – 9:30 PM

Palabra Pura

Of the Cuban Diaspora: Venturous Journeys among gluttOny and sniFFs

Featuring Jesús J. Barquet and om ulloa

La Bruquena Restaurant

2726 W Division St, Chicago, Illinois 60622

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April 24 ~ 6:00 – 8:30 PM

A Poet, An Essayist, and a Novelist Walk into a Bar – The Guild’s Annual Benefit

Featuring Nate Marshall, Barrie Jean Borich, and Christine Sneed

Lagunitas Brewing Company

2607 West 17th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Please click here to get tickets or to donate to the Guild’s Annual Benefit

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April 27 ~ 7:00 – 9:30 PM

Applied Words

Accessibility to the Arts, Class and Opportunity

Moderator Bess Williamson, Featuring Ladan Osman

filmfront, 1740 West 18th Street, Pilsen, Chicago, Illinois, 60608


March 2017

March 14 ~ 6:30 – 9:30 PM

Applied Words

Intersectional Women’s Issues and Representation in the Media

With Nicole A. Spigner and Jane Rhodes,

With artwork by Young Chicago Authors artists

Columbia College Chicago, Conaway Center

1104 South Wabash, Chicago, Illinois 60605

For more information or to join the Facebook Event, please click here.


February 2017


February 21 ~ 7:30 – 9:30 PM

Applied Words

Chopin Theatre

1543 W Division St, Chicago, Illinois 60642

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February 19 ~ 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Chicago City of Refuge: Voices of Protest

Piper Hall, Loyola University

970 W Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60613

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February 15~ 7:30 – 9:30 PM

Palabra Pura: One Poet/One Poem

La Bruquena

2726 W Division St, Chicago, Illinois 60622

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February 9 ~ 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Brooks Books at AWP

826 DC

3333 14th St. NW M120, Washington DC, 2001

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February 2 ~ 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Reading: Our Miss Brooks 100

The Art Institute of Chicago, Rublof Auditorium

111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

 


January 2017


January 11 ~ 7:30 – 9:30 PM

Leon Forrest Prose Awards

The Promontory

5311 South Lake Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615

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January 11 ~ 7:30 – 9:30 PM

Writers Resist: Generations of Resistance

La Bruquena

2726 W Division St, Chicago, Illinois 60622

 


December 2016


Happy Holidays to All

December 8 ~ 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Guild Literary Complex Thank You To You Party

Uptown Lounge

1136 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60640


November 2016

November 16 ~ 7:30 9:30 PM

Palabra Pura with David Rade of Swan Island Press

La Bruquena Restaurant

2726 West Division Street, Chicago, IL 60622


October 2016

October 6 ~ 7:30 – 9:30 PM

Fuller Awards at the Poetry Foundation

 61 West Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60654

Celebrating the life and work of Rosellen Brown.

Hosted by The Chicago Literary Hall of Fame and The Guild Literary Complex

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October 28th ~ 7:00 – 9:00 PM 

Palabra Pura with Poet Martin Espada
Urban Theater Company
2620 West Division Street, Humboldt Park, Chicago


September 2016


September 15 – 18

West Town/ Wicker Park Literary Festival

Saturday, Sept 17th 10:oo AM Story Time with Quraysh Ali Lansana

Sunday, September 18th 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM Book Swap at Wicker Park Farmers Market

Sunday, September 18th 7:30 – 10:30 PM Story Slam and Subterranean

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September 27 ~  7:00 – 10:00 PM

Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Awards is Back at Chopin Theatre

1543 West Division, Chicago, IL 60642

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August 2016


August 1 – September 15th 

Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Award Call For Submissions

Please click here for more information

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The Guild goes Dark in August.

Be sure to check back for upcoming events.


July 2016


July 20 ~ 7:30 – 9:00 PM

PALABRA PURA: A Night of Corridos at La Catrina Cafe 

1011 West 18th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Hosted by Juan Díes, folklorist and co-founder of the GRAMMY-nominated Sones de México Ensemble. Palabra Pura promotes literary expression in more than one tongue through a bi-monthly bilingual poetry reading featuring Chicano and Latino artists.

Please click here for more information.