Opening Sunday, October 1st, from 2PM - 3:30PM
Read/Write Library welcomes Cynthia Gallaher to discuss Frugal Poets’ Guide to Life: How to Live a Poetic Life, Even If You Aren’t a Poet.
Hungry for Stories is designed to raise discussion around the culture and expression we value as a city through diverse, contemporary Chicago books. With the selection of wildly different forms, genres and voices from across the city, we hope to grow a community committed to reading outside of their comfort zones.
This discussion is free for Hungry for Stories subscribers and their guests, $10 for the public. To learn more and subscribe for future books and discussions, visit: http://readwritelibrary.org/hungry-for-stories-chicago-book-club
About ‘Frugal Poets’ Guide to Life’
Frugal Poets’ Guide to Life is part personal journey, part life-coaching for poets (or those who’d like to live like one), part creativity guide, and part reference, with a special section on the modern history of the Chicago poetry scene, including the birth of the poetry slam. In many ways, this book is an anti-MFA guide to being a poet – or any other type of creative person. As poet Robert Frost said, “ To be a poet is a condition, not a profession.”
Cynthia Gallaher is a Chicago-based published poet with three full collections of poetry, Night Ribbons (Polar Bear Press), Swimmer’s Prayer (Missing Spoke Press) and Earth Elegance (March Abrazo Press), and two chapbooks, Private, On Purpose (Mulberry Press) and Omnivore Odes (Finishing Line Press). The Chicago Public Library lists her among its “Top 10 Requested Chicago Poets” and Today’s Chicago Woman magazine named her one of “100 Women Making a Difference.” Frugal Poets’ Guide to Life won a National Indie Excellence Award in 2017.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
We’re located on the corner of California and Walton (just south of Augusta Blvd and north of Chicago Ave). Our entrance is on Walton up a ramp; look for the round white Read/Write Library sign. The #52 California and #66 Chicago buses are no more than a block away and parking is plentiful. Read/Write Library is wheelchair accessible.
What can I bring into the event?
This event is BYOB.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Nope! Please register by noon on the day of the event, we will have a printed list at the event.
Can I update my registration information?
Yes, but please do so by noon on the day of the event!