Guild Literary Complex

September brings the last days of summer and the first days of autumn In a word: transitions. The same is true for the Guild.

Last month it was announced that John Rich, our Director for the past three years, accepted a position at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. We wish him the best, and thank him for his tireless efforts and inventive approaches to supporting artists through Guild programs.

John continues with us in a limited capacity through the end of October to help with the transition. And the Guild is currently accepting applications for a new Executive Director. You can read the entire job description here.

September will bring a wave of Guild programs, too, as we are returning from our annual summer break. The first event is Palabra Pura: who stands with us (Sept 16), a declaration of the connection between art and engagement. Curated by Emilio Maldonado, the featured authors include Aricka Foreman, Christina Obregon, and Raina Wodatch. This program includes an open mic. Add your voice!

This month also sees the return of programs highlighting the Guild’s “Writers to Watch.” In a September 30 reading called “The Lonely,” Keith Ecker, Jac Jamc and Cecilia Pinto tell stories of loneliness, longing, and love.

And we are currently working in collaboration with the organizers of 100,000 Poets for Change, an annual reading event based around a dynamic social theme. As that September 26 program evolves, more information will be posted here.

Things are always changing, but one thing does remain the same: you can count on the Guild Complex to deliver exciting programs with impact!