Upcoming January Literary Events

Last week we shared with you a list of dates and deadlines for submitting your abstracts, writings, and resumes. Today we have another list of dates to mark in your calendars, but this time of great literary events taking place in the coming weeks. Some are on campus and some are out in the city, but all promise to be well worth your time!

Sunday, January 29th – Sunday Salon Chicago, a monthly literary reading series featuring local and national authors, will be taking place at Black Rock (3614 N Damen Ave) at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

This month, Sunday Salon Chicago welcomes the literary journal Polyphony H.S. and some writers who support them, including Billy Lombardo, Marco Buscaglia, and DePaul’s own Christine Sneed. Polyphony contributors Haiyun Cho and Rachel Stone will also be featured. Polyphony H.S. is a literary magazine whose mission is, “to create a high-quality literary magazine written, edited, and published by high school students. We strive to build respectful, mutually beneficial, writer-editor relationships that form a community devoted to improving students’ literary skills in the areas of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction.”

For more information, visit http://www.sundaysalon.com/chicago-salon or check out Sunday Salon Chicago on Facebook.

From the Guild Literary Complex:

January 6th-13th – Facebook Yearbook, A Virtual Open Mic: Post your best stanza, paragraph, or one-liner of any work of poetry or prose with a picture on the Guild Literary Complex Facebook group & the Guild will add it to their upcoming, downloadable website’s online yearbook to honor all the thrilling writing of our supporters to kickoff inspiration for the new year. Click the poster for more details.

January 18thPalabra Pura Special Event Guest Curators Spotlight at 7:30 pm. The Guild Complex is kicking off their 7th season of this bilingual poetry series with the guest curators for 2012. Hear some of their own work, as well as info on the exciting evenings they’ve planned for the year. It will take place at La Bruquena, 2726 W Division Street. Free admission.

January 27th Applied Words: To Your Health at 7:00 pm. An evening exploring how writers are using their creative work as a tool in mental or physical health and fitness. Reading/performance plus a Q&A between featured artists and audience. It will take place at 2950 W Chicago Ave. Free admission.

And from the DePaul Humanities Center:

January 19th – Literature and Music Series: Cultural Musicologist Susan McClary presents Salome in the Court of Queen Christina: Stradella, Wilde & Strauss. 5:30 p.m. Reception – 6:00 p.m. Lecture. Cortelyou Commons, 2324 N. Fremont St.

January 31st – From The World Through The Eyes of Angels To Saddam City: Interview and Discussion with award-winning Iraqi author and Humanities Center Visiting Fellow Mahmoud Saeed. 5:30 p.m. Reception – 6:00 p.m. Interview and Discussion. DePaul Student Center, rm. 314, 2250 N. Sheffield Ave.

Hope to see you there!

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