Tag Archives: readings

Get Your Work Shown At Chicago Zine Fest

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SPOC will be tabling a chicago zine fest on saturday, april 30th.

Made some sweet bookmarks? Matchbooks? Zines? Chapbooks? Other self-made paper goods? We’ve got room for your work on our table.

Contact : selfpublishersofchicago [at] gmail [dot] com for more information.

12/22 Price Gun Warriors 7pm @ Uncharted Books

 

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This December, Self-Publishers of Chicago (SPoC) pays tribute to a different kind of folk hero: the Sales Associate. Join us at Uncharted Books on 12/22 for an evening of retail-Inspired horror stories, tall tales, and filthy slander– all reported directly from the trenches.

Performers

  • Sandy Orozco
  • Jeff Phillips
  • Ed Blair
  • Rachel Rodeck
  • Liz Mason

In the spirit of commerce, we’ll also be selling copies of a collaborative zine Tribute to the Sales Associate: A Folk Hero for the 21st Century, featuring the written work that night’s performers (and others).

It’s not too late to be featured in our zine Tribute to the Sales Associate. Submit your story to SPoC by December 16th. We’ll take drawings, lists scrawled onto receipt paper, and images of other artifacts found along the way. The stranger the better.

Free jug wine at 7pm. Show starts at 7:30pm.

It’s been a pleasure serving you. Have a nice day!

12/15 Write Club @ The Hideout

Catch the sparkle of our Chicago Literati at Write Club, a monthly celebration of opinions and assholes alike! (Someone has to.)

WRITE CLUB is:
3 bouts of
2 opposing writers/2 opposing ideas (assigned in advance)
7 minutes apiece
Audience picks a winner
Cut of proceeds to charities of the winners’ choosing

$10 at door. Cash only. 7pm @ THE HIDEOUT

Announcing: A Very SPOC Engagement: Hitchin’s and Such on 6/14

funny-russian-wedding-photo-2Ring dem heteronormative bells cuz it’s June, the month where everyone’s blowing up your Facebook feed with pics of banquets, bouquets, brides and other such nonsense.

So, henceforth, you’re cordially invited to A Very SPOC Engagement, Sunday, June 14, 7:30 pm. at Uncharted Books (2620 N. Milwaukee.) Neither chicken nor fish will be served.

SPOC being SPOC, we married ourselves to the idea of a reading all about matrimony, in our characteristic tongue and cheek way of course. Readings fall into old/new/borrowed/blue categories.

Performers: Victoria Harley, Anna Jo BeckIan McDuffieNicki Yowell …..and more members of the bridal party TBA.

Contact selfpublishersofchicago@gmail.com if you want SPOC to make an honest reader out of you.

RSVP. 

Announcing: SPOC’s 3rd BDAY !!!!!!!

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Can you believe it? We survived the terrible twos. Bring in our third year of life with a jubilant birthday reading with a partypartyparty theme. Celebrate with us at Uncharted Books (2620 N. Milwaukee Ave.) on Sunday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. It’s all about party times, party cats, party hats, celebration stations and what not.

Performers: Dana Jerman, Crispin RosenkranzAnita M. MechlerNicki Yowell, Carrie Laski, Rachael Zalutsky + more TBA.

RSVP.

Broken Hearty Party: Join Us TMRW @ Uncharted, 7:30

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Hey there lovebbugs! TMRW 2/26: Don’t miss out. It’s the Anti-Valentine Heart Wrencher Night @ Uncharted Books (2620 N Milwaukee Ave) at 7:30. We’ll be debuting our brand new Worst Breakup EVER zine as part of the event. A mere $3 gets you tales of woe, heartache and thank-God-I-dumped-that-turditude.

Readers/performances include: Victoria Harley, Tony Jeswald, Liz Mason, Mike Vinopal (in abstentia), Nicki Yowell, Rachael Zalutsky, and Peyton Stewart.

The whole soiree will be sponsored by our friends from Radio One Chicago so show up early for awesome swag and the skinny on the raddest in Chicago music. As always, donations accepted on behalf of SPOC and BYOB. Bring cash fo zines.

RSVP hurrrr.

Thanks a bundle to all the folks who contributed to the zine. It’s been a minute since we made a collab zine and it sure is awesome!

Become ONE OF US This Sunday

Revel in the marginally warmer weather with us this Sunday 1/18 @ Uncharted Books (2620 N. Milwaukee Ave.) at 7:30pm for our first reading of 2015! New year, new readers. Once again, Self-Publishers of Chicago (SPOC) features a slew of brand new performers never seen by SPOC for our monthly reading series.

Including:
Mikey Anderson
Tony Jeswald
Swoon Lake
Rachel Foss
Carrie Laski

RSVP on the ‘Book.