Come out January 15, 2017, to join the Guild Literary Complex for a night of poetry that speaks to resistance and the need for social change.

The Guild Literary Complex, one of Chicago’s oldest literary organizations, is proud to take part in Chicago #WRITERS RESIST, a day of readings and community events taking place across the city, featuring literary work on the themes of reclaiming democracy and standing up to intolerance on every level. Similar #WritersResist events will be held simultaneously in more than fifty cities around the world, including New York, LA, Seattle, London, and Singapore.

The Guild’s #WritersResist event will take place:

7 p.m. January 15, 2017

at La Bruquena, 2726 W Division St.

At #WritersResist: Generations of Resistance, you’ll hear poetry by

Eduardo Arocho, Carlos Cumpián, Nina Corwin, Isaac Galvan,

J. Evelyn and Yolanda Nieves.

The night’s MC will be Mary Hawley.

Eduardo Arocho was born and raised in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood where he currently resides. He is the author of six chapbooks of poetry and his poems have also been published in: WE ARE by The Chicago Community Trust; Cantología 1:Palabra Pura Poets by Pandora Lobo estepario Press; El CENTRO JOURNAL, Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College; Power Lines: Anthology by Tia Chucha Press; and Open Fist: Anthology of Young Illinois Poets by Tia Chucha Press.

Nina Corwin has two books of poetry, The Uncertainty of Maps and Conversations With Friendly Demons and Tainted Saints. Published in Harvard Review, Hotel Amerika, New Ohio Review and Rhino, Corwin, a Pushcart nominee, curates the literary series at Woman Made Gallery. In daytime hours, she is a psychotherapist known for her work on behalf of victims of violence.

Carlos Cumpián is the author of four poetry collections: Coyote Sun, Latino Rainbow, Armadillo Charm, and 14 Abriles: Poems. He has been a contributor to more than two dozen poetic anthologies, as well as the editor of small press journals and books for March Abrazo Press.

J.Evelyn is currently a House Ensemble member and Teaching Artist for Chicago Slam Works. She performed her one-woman show ’Arn’t I Still: Lessons of Her for the Solo Chicago Festival, and has featured for several festivals including Ravenswood Art Walk, Beast Women: All Female Cabaret, and Still Point Theatre Collective’s “Strong Women,” a play created from poetry written by women, not just inmates of Cook County Jail. She treasures the opportunity to tell stories and help others searching for their voice to find it, use it, and share it.

Yolanda Nieves, born and raised in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood, is an award winning poet, playwright, director, educator, actress, and founder of The Vida Bella Ensemble. Her award-winning play The Brown Girls’ Chronicles: Puerto Rican Women and Resilience was performed coast to coast and ran off Broadway. She is the author of two highly acclaimed poetry books, Dove over Clouds and The Spoken Body (Plainview Press). Most recently, Dr. Nieves was the winner of the 2016 Andrew Kirchmeier Teaching Award.

For more information about all the Chicago #WRITERS RESIST events, please see:

#Writers Resist: Generations of Resistance

With the Guild Literary Complex

January 15, 2017 at 7 p.m.
La Bruquena, 2726 W. Division

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