GBOMA Submissions are OPEN! Deadline extended to Sept 10th –get moving folks

08/23/2017By guildComplexBlog, Contests, News No Comments

Exciting Announcement 24th Annual Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Awards  2017 SUBMISSIONS Extended to Sunday, September 10th at 11:59 PM!   The Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Award competition is open to Illinois residents aged 18 and older. This annual event is always a crown pleaser with past winners including the esteemed poets Sename Amagashie, Lucy Anderton, Tara Betts, C.C. … Read More

BrooksDay@Nite Photos are here. Check them out!

06/22/2017By guildComplexBlog, Special Events No Comments

BrooksDay@Nite was a spectacular event held on June 7th celebrating the centennial Birthday of Gwendolyn Brooks on her actually 100th birthday, with one hundred one-minute performances, reception, and more. Presenters for BrooksDay@Nite included: Tyehimba Jess, Angela Jackson, Haki Madhubuti, Nate Marshall, Kevin Coval, Marcus Dunlevy, Runako Jahi, Cheryl Lynn Bruce, Patricia Smith ,Tara Betts, C. Russell Price, … Read More