The Pop-Up Bookfair was Sunday at The Empty Bottle and it was a lot of fun. I've been singing the praises of Curbside Splendor Press and will continue to do so. Not only does Curbside have a great catalog, but it has amped up the lit scene in Chicago. Hosting various readings and events, like the Pop-Up Bookfair, Curbside has livened things up and been generous and supportive of all Chicago presses. And one of the great things is that Victor David Giron and Jacob Knabb … [Read more...]
Laissez les bons temps rouler — AWP here we come!
Weighed Words is super excited to be going to the Associated Writing Programs Conference and Bookfair February 29 to March 3 at the Chicago Hilton and Palmer House, and we hope you will stop by. Our table is C6 and we are sharing it with Hyacinth Girl Press and Arsenic Lobster Journal. The keynote address will be given by Margaret Atwood. Another presentation we are stoked to see features U. S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine (who contributed to Solace in So Many Words) and … [Read more...]
I have been meaning to write a blog about Facebook for quite some time now, especially after I read Shawn Misener’s funny poem (see guest blog). I never thought I would be a booster for FB, but I am. Before I had FB I couldn’t imagine what I would post on FB, but I have found that I like having an outlet, a little place to share what I have found interesting. Posting on FB is easy, easier than blogging, that’s for sure. Blogging you have to write in sentences, maybe … [Read more...]