Guild Literary Complex

Latest Past Events

Palabra Pura: One Poet, One Poem

La Bruquena Restaurant 2726 W. Division, Chicago

Palabra Pura presents ONE POET, ONE POEM  Join the Guild Literary Complex July 17th for our annual Palabra Pura: One Poet, One Poem @ La Bruquena! All poets are welcome to the stage to perform a poem, whether it be in English or Spanish, or both. See old friends and meet new ones, enjoy delicious […]

Chicago Literary Hall of Fame Fuller Award: Patricia Smith

The Poetry Foundation 61 W Superior St, Chicago

Co-presented with the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, American Writers Museum, and Guild Literary Complex, the ceremony will present Chicago poet Patricia Smith with the Fuller Award for her lifetime contributions to literature. Chicago Poet Laureate avery r. young will lead a lineup of presenters that includes Nora Brooks Blakely, Reginald Gibbons, Poetry Out Loud National Champion Niveah Glover, Adrian Matejka,  Marc Smith, and Jamila Woods. Lynne […]


A Map of My Want | Book Launch and Celebration with Faylita Hicks

Haymarket House 800 W. Buena Ave., Chicago

A Map of My Want follows a nonbinary femme on their long walk home from a rural county jail as they contemplate how threesomes, quantum mechanics, beaches and nature hikes led them to an epic journey of sexual liberation.An offspring of Audre Lorde’s seminal essay “Uses of the Erotic,” Hicks’s A Map of My Want follows a nonbinary […]

Free – $25