Aug
27
1:00 PM13:00

Community Conversation: The Importance of Art on the South Side @ Dorchester Art & Housing

Community Conversation: The Importance of Art on the South Side

 

Join Ode to the City leaders and give us YOUR input on how we can best improve the arts on the south side. 

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Aug
23
6:00 PM18:00

Party Noire & The Male Gaze: A Conversation with RJ Eldridge @ BING arts bookstore

Party Noire & The Male Gaze: A Conversation with RJ Eldridge

Chicago photographer RJ Eldridge has captured a series of stunning photographs chronicling Party Noire, a black Chicago celebration series. Join us for a conversation with RJ as he shows us some of his work and discusses the implications of the male gaze on photography. 

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Aug
20
1:00 PM13:00

Forging a Community Praise House: Workshop with Avery R. Young & Onam Lansana @ Dorchester Art & Housing

Forging a Community Praise House: Workshop with Avery R. Young & Onam Lansana

 

How can spirituals, stories, and poems create spaces of praise? Join musician/poet Avery R. Young and poet/performer Onam Lansana for a workshop that will turn the Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative to an old school Praise House. 

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Aug
18
1:00 PM13:00

The New Age Black Poets: Writing Workshop with Nate Marshall @ DuSable Museum

The New Age Black Poets: Writing Workshop with Nate Marshall

Join Wild Hundreds author/ Chicago poet Nate Marshall for a writing workshop on new age black poets, and poetry in the Chicago black community. Disclaimer: With enough encouragement, Nate may spit a poem on Harold's Chicken Shack. 

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Aug
16
6:00 PM18:00

Hip Hop Not War: #Bars Workshop with Chief Wicked & Tric the Tyrant @ BING arts bookstore

Hip Hop Not War: #Bars Workshop with Chief Wicked & Tric the Tyrant

 

How can hip-hop be a tool for community peace? Join Chicago lyricists & scholars Chief Wicked & Tric the Tyrant as they lead a workshop on hip hop, not war. 

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Aug
15
6:00 PM18:00

On the Art of Reaching Higher: Workshop with Jamila Woods @ Arts Incubator

On the Art of Reaching Higher: Workshop with Jamila Woods

Join charts-climbing poet/musician Jamila Woods for a short performance and free workshop. 

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Aug
13
1:00 PM13:00

On Finding the Light: Writing Workshop with RJ Eldridge @ Dorchester Art & Housing

On Finding the Light: Writing Workshop with RJ Eldridge

 

Join poet/photographer RJ Eldridge for a photograph-inspired writing workshop on finding joy and celebration, even in the shadows.

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Aug
11
7:00 PM19:00

#OTC2016 Showcase @ Poetry Fdn.

A Showcase: Ode to the City at the Poetry Foundation

 

Join Ode to the City leaders and workshop participants for an epic showcase + Open Mic featuring work from our teaching artists and community friends. A show you won't want to miss. 

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Aug
11
1:00 PM13:00

Writing a Segregated City: Workshop with Kevin Coval & Onam Lansana @ Logan Center for the Arts

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Writing a Segregated City: Workshop with Kevin Coval & Onam Lansana

 

Join poets Kevin Coval and Onam Lansana for a workshop on capturing Chicago's segregated neighborhoods with words. 

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Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts

E 60th St & S Drexel Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60637

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Aug
9
6:00 PM18:00

Framing Our Narratives: Photographic + Writing Workshop with RJ Eldridge & Onam Lansana @ BING arts bookstore

 

Framing Our Narratives: Photographic + Writing Workshop with RJ Eldridge & Onam Lansana

How do we frame our own narratives? Photographer RJ Eldridge and poet/performer Onam Lansana will lead a workshop examining the photographic + written ways we frame our stories, and the stories of our history. 

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Aug
6
1:00 PM13:00

Writing History into the Present: Workshop with Kevin Coval & Onam Lansana @ Dorchester Art & Housing

Writing History into the Present: Workshop with Kevin Coval & Onam Lansana

Every day we are writing our own histories. Join poets & performers Kevin Coval and Onam Lansana as they lead a workshop on poetry, history, and legacies. 

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Aug
2
6:00 PM18:00

On Writing a City: Workshop with Kevin Coval @ BING arts bookstore

On Writing a City: Workshop with Kevin Coval

 

Writing a city is no easy task, but poet/unofficial Laureatte of Chicago Kevin Coval has dedicated his career to capturing our city with words, and is here to show us how. 

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Jul
28
1:00 PM13:00

Spreading Hope Through Arts: Writing Workshop with M'Reld Green @ DuSable Museum

Spreading Hope Through Arts: Writing Workshop with M'Reld Green

 

How can we find hope in trying times? How did our predescessors find hope? How can we spread hope to our communities, cities, and nation? 

Join poet & performer M'Reld Green for a writing workshop aimed at finding hope in the written word. 

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Jul
26
6:00 PM18:00

Bars for my City: Hip Hop Workshop with Chief Wicked & Tric the Tyrant @ BING arts bookstore

 

Bars for my City: Hip Hop Workshop with Chief Wicked & Tric the Tyrant

Come hear some of Chicago's finest spit some verses then lead a killer workshop on all things #bars

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Jul
25
6:00 PM18:00

Cultural Legacies & Rites of Passage: Writing + Music Workshop with Avery R. Young & Camara Brown @ Arts Incubator

Cultural Legacies & Rites of Passage: Writing + Music Workshop with Avery R. Young & Camara Brown

Come discuss the legacies we inherit and our rites of passage with musician/poet Avery R. Young and scholar/poet Camara Brown, and participate in a free writing/musical workshop led by both artists. 

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Jul
21
1:00 PM13:00

Intersection of Photography & Poetry: Workshop with Devin Mays & Onam Lansana @ DuSable Museum

Intersection of Photography & Poetry: Workshop with Devin Mays & Onam Lansana

Join photographer Devin Mays and spoken word artist Onam Lansana for a special workshop intersecting photography and the written word. 

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No experience required. 
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Location: DuSable Museum

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Jul
19
6:00 PM18:00

Emcees & The Art of Bars: Writing Workshop with Jasmine Barber @ BING arts bookstore

Emcees & The Art of Bars: Writing Workshop with Jasmine Barber

Come kick it with Young Chicago Authors' emcee extraordinaire Jasmine Barber as she leads a FREE writing workshop for all ages and experiences.

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No experience required. 
For da FREE. 
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Jasmine Barber is a poet from the Southside of Chicago. She is a Teaching Artist for Young Chicago Authors. She has performed pieces at Steppenwolf, Second City, in addition to opening up for Angela Davis and Common. Jasmine is the 2013 “Louder than a Bomb” Indy College Slam Champion.

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