Tag Archive: C. J. Laity


What’s up? What’s down?

Blobby © Ellen Wade Beals, 2017

Hello Friends. It’s been a quiet week for me – how about for you? Here are some links you may like. Solace in So Many Words contributor Elizabeth Kerlikowske and other poets  has teamed up with artists to create The Alchemy Initiative: A Suite of Monlogues. SISMW contributor Patty Somlo has a nonfiction piece (“Home …

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Submit locally . . .


If your holiday activities don’t overrun your schedule, consider these local calls for submissions. C. J. Laity of ChicagoPoetry.com is doing another anthology: JOMP 19: Poetry of Protest. Here are the details. Deadline is 2/28/16. Measure, Cleave, Silver — these are the three elements needed in your submissions to be considered for the Spring issue …

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Grateful for Chicago Lit scene


You may say that I am coming off a big bookfair high, and maybe I am.  But this Thanksgiving I am thankful for the Chicago literary community. I am grateful to be part of a creative community where so many people are devoted to writing and working at making books. To be around literary thinkers …

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This Sunday 11/24: Chicago Book Expo


I just made my payment to exhibit this Sunday at the Chicago Book Expo and I encourage you all to come, not necessarily to buy Solace in So Many Words (though I won’t discourage that) but to see all the great events planned.  Plus the venue is cool; it’s a site from Chicago’s Hollywood Days. …

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