Community Events


Friday, August 22, 7:30PM

The Triggering Town Review

Poet Ed Skoog and musician Sam Watts host The Triggering Town Review, a variety show that includes poetry, comedy, video, music and more, including a reading from poet Kary Wayson (American Husband).

Saturday, August 23, 4:00PM

Samantha Giles and Steven Seidenberg

Small Press Traffic director Giles (deadfalls and snares) reads with pallaksch.pallaksch poetry journal editor Seidenberg (Itch) for the Spare Room series.

Sunday, August 24, 1:00PM

Brenda Coultas, LaTasha Nevada Diggs, Cecilia Vicuña and others

Coultas (The Tatters), Diggs (TwERK), Vicuña (Spit Temple) and others read in the Widow Jane Mine, a natural cement mine and room, for the 24th annual Subterranean Poetry Festival hosted by Edwin Torres.

Monday, August 25, 7:30PM

Mary Mackey and Lee Rossi

Bestselling novelist Mackey reads from her new poetry collection, Travelers With No Ticket Home, alongside Pedestal staff reviewer Rossi (Wheelchair Samurai). 

Tuesday, August 26, 7:00PM

David Hill, Rainy Knight, Toni Partington and others

The Last Tuesdays series presents a reading by contributors to Ghost Town Poetry: Volume Two, including readings from the anthology's co-editor Partington, Last Tuesdays hosts Hill and Knight, and many...

Wednesday, August 27, 7:00PM

Elizabeth Anderson

Anderson reads new work at Innisfree, founded in 2010 as the third all-poetry bookstore in the United States.

Thursday, August 28, 7:15PM

Karen Brennan and Cynthia Hogue

Poet, fiction writer, and memoirist Brennan (little dark) reads with Arizona State University professor Hogue at the launch party for Hogue's latest poetry collection, Revenance.

Friday, August 29, 6:30PM

Bruce Covey, Sabrina Orah Mark and Ken Taylor

Atlanta poet Covey (Change Machine), Athens poet Mark (Tsim Tsum) and North Carolina poet Taylor (first the trees, now this) read for the Avid Poetry series, hosted by Gina Abelkop.

Saturday, August 30, 3:00PM

White Space Screening and Poetry Reading

Poet Ashaki M. Jackson, actor Ryan Lane, and others come together on the red carpet for a screening of Maya Washington's short film White Space and a reading from the White Space Poetry Anthology.

Saturday, August 30, 7:00PM

CM Burroughs, Soham Patel and Tony Trigilio

Columbia College Chicago poetry professors Burroughs (The Vital System) and Trigilio (The Complete Dark Shadows (of My Childhood), Book 1) read with University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee PhD candidate Patel...

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