Guild Literary Complex October Sampler

This is a great week to get involved with the Guild Literary Complex and check out some of their Chicago literary events, because tomorrow begins their “Mid-October Sampler Platter.” There’s lots to choose from!

Guild Literary Complex October SamplerTuesday Oct. 11th: “Crossing State Lines: An American Renga”
A film screening, discussion and renga poetry from Crossing State Lines: An American Renga with the Poetry Foundation. CSL features 54 poets from around the country, and the evening will include light refreshments, clips from a documentary film about the project, and the chance to be a part of a future Chicago renga.

Wednesday Oct. 12th: A Book Release Event with Renny Golden & Wendy Call
Poetry and non-fiction together in one night: Call will read from her new book, No Word for Welcome: The Mexican Village Faces the Global Economy and Golden will read from her new collection Blood Desert: Witnesses 1820-1880 (historical narrative poems about the settlement of New Mexico in the 19th Century).

Friday Oct. 14th: Submission Deadline for our Prose Awards for Short Fiction & Non-Fiction
You could win $250 in the annual Prose Awards! See the guidelines and the previous post on Ex Libris.

Friday Oct. 14th-Sunday Oct. 16th: Opening Weekend of Tour Guides 2011
The brand new show that takes you on an insider’s journey through Chicago’s quirks, pains and charms. Performed by a whole new cast of poet/performers in the stunning new Logan Square Arts Center.

For more information, click on the flyer or visit

And just a reminder: TONIGHT is the book release party for Prof. Amina Gautier and her new, award-winning short story collection At-Risk. Check out the details and come out for a great night!


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