Palabra Pura



Palabra Pura promotes literary expression in more than one tongue through a monthly bilingual poetry reading featuring Chicano and Latino artists. With an aim to foster dialogue through literature in Chicago and beyond, each evening pairs a local poet with a visiting writer along with an open mic to engage the interaction of diverse voices, ideas, and aesthetics. The readings are held the third Wednesday of every other month (except August and December).

Palabra Pura se enfoca en la expresion literaria en varios idiomas a traves de una serie de lecturas mensuales bilingues con artistas Chicanos y Latinos. Nuestra meta es promover el dialogo a traves de la literatura en Chicago y mas alla. Con este fin, cado lectura combina un poeta local con uno invitado, ademas de un open mic para cultivar la interaccion de voces, ideas esteticas diversas. Las lecturas se ofrecen el tercer miercoles de cada mes (con excepcion de agosto y diciembre).

Upcoming Palabra Pura events

February 21, 2018 from 7 – 10 pm

One Poet/One Poem 

La Bruquena Restaurant, 2726 West Division Street, Chicago, Illinois 60622

The Guild Literary Complex is kicking off SEASON 13 of Palabra Pura with our annual One Poet/One Poem event! Past performers are invited to share one poem or 3-minute piece to help us briefly escape the madness or plunge deeper into it–because poetry can and will take us anywhere.

Check out our Facebook event for more information.