Mar 25th 2021

ExB #5: March Reading

@ Guild Literary Complex


Opening Thursday, March 25th, from 7PM - 8PM

oin us on Thursday, March 25th, for a surreal evening as The Guild Complex presents Exhibit B will feature incredible performances from artists Jose Hernandez Diaz, Emily Martin, Shailen Mishra, Tuan H. Bui, and Ian Wojcikiewicz.
Exhibit B is a performance series that highlights exciting text-based work in Chicago. Presented by the Guild Literary Complex, a 30-year-old grassroots literary arts organization based in Chicago, Exhibit B showcases prose, poetry, plays, music, and more. We want to create a space that showcases work that you don’t need an MFA to feel and that leaves the audience always wanting more. We want community. We want impact.
Jose Hernandez Diaz is a 2017 NEA Poetry Fellow. He is the author of The Fire Eater (Texas Review Press, 2020). His work appears in The American Poetry Review, Bat City Review, Cincinnati Review, Georgia Review, Huizache, Iowa Review, The Nation, Poetry, The Progressive, The Southeast Review, and in The Best American Nonrequired Reading. He tweets at @JoseHernandezDz.
Emily Martin is a writer and teacher from Brooklyn.
Shailen Mishra holds a PhD in English Studies from Illinois State University and an MFA in Creative Writing from North Carolina State University. At Illinois State University, his work was recognized with the Tom Kuster Creative Writing Award, and he served on the masthead of the poetry journal Spoon River Poetry Review in different capacities. Currently, he is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Swarthmore College. His stories have appeared in The Baltimore Review, The Bookends Review, and The Shine Journal.
Tuan Bui is a photographic artist. He works mostly with people, sometimes animals. He has been taking photos since he was eight, and has exhibited in LA, Chicago, New York, and been published in Esquire, Forbes, People and other magazines. He lives life 35mm at a time, can count to three in seven languages, is soft in the midsection, and takes himself extremely seriously.
A member of the Bum Sophisticate, Ian Eric Wojcikiewicz writes from Chicago. He has a dog.
To create a more accessible space, we ask that if you or anyone you know may need disability accommodations (e.g., sign language interpreters, alternative formats) please contact us at as soon as possible. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.
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