Chicago Poetry, Then and Now
Suzanne Buffam, Srikanth Reddy and Ed Roberson and the Newberry’s Liesl Olson discuss the role of Chicago as a home and influence for the city’s poets. Register for the free Zoom event in advance.
October 6, 6pm
Mijente LatiNext Poetry Salon
(Chicago Public Library)
Contributors to “The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 4: LatiNext” read from the anthology as part of Latinx Heritage Month. The reading will air live and as well as archived on CPL’s YouTube channel.
October 7, 6pm
Poetry & Biscuits with Kazim Ali, Anastacia-Reneé, Chris Martin and Ted Mathys
Carrie Olivia Adams usually hosts this as an intimate, salon-style reading here in Chicago. Now you can join the featured authors online and enjoy whatever you like at home.
October 8, 7:30pm
Index of Haunted Houses
(Pilsen Community Books)
Adam O. Davis is joined by Kiki Petrosino and Eduardo C. Corral to celebrate his collection of ghost stories for this event streamed on YouTube Live.
October 14, 7pm
The Man of the Crowd: Edgar Allan Poe and the City
(American Writers Museum)
Just before Halloween, Scott Peeples discusses how Edgar Allan Poe’s work was informed by life in several cities, and how those places left their marks on Poe’s writing..
October 27, 6:30pm
Newcity Lit Editor Tara Betts is the author of “Break the Habit” and “Arc & Hue.” Her interviews and features have appeared in publications such as Hello Giggles, Mosaic Magazine, NYLON, The Source, Sixty Inches from Center, and Poetry magazine. She also hosts author chats at the Seminary Co-Op bookstores in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood.