“Part of our mission is to support the growth of literary voices in Chicago, and these scholarships, provided to tutors at Open Books and 826CHI, allow younger writers to take advantage of our offerings. We appreciate their generosity of spirit; these are young writers who donate their time and share their knowledge with kids in Chicago, and we want to recognize their efforts with these scholarships.”
Chicago Writers Conference Executive Director, Mare Swallow
This year for their annual Party With a Purpose, the Chicago Writers Conference presents Bad Poetry Night on Tuesday March 31st at 6:30pm at Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro (3905 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60613). Tickets are $50 for single admission or $90 per couple.
WGN Radio host, Mike Stephen will emcee the event, and WBEZ’s Monica Eng, Tasha Robinson of The Dissolve and Captain Dad author Pat Bymes will be reading bad poetry from the Promptenator 3000. There will also be a silent auction with such prizes like passes to the Pitchfork Music Festival.