Global Poetry Night

October 21, 2022

Afterwords Chicago, Global Poetry Night

after-words bookstore

23 e Illinois street

Special Event Space at the back


We are co-hosting our first ever hybrid poetry reading event!

Live performers at the bookstore reading room will alternate with remote poets seen on a large screen using Zoom - 7 local Chicago poets and 8 poets from all over the world – Japan, Greece, Philippines, India, Mexico, Singapore and Canada - will be featured.  Each poet will perform a 5-6 minute set to keep the event to about 2 hours.

The event is free

The group we are hosting is the  PGN-Poetry Global Network, www.poetryglobalnetwork.com, an online resource that evolved during COVID, incorporated in the UK,  for all things poetry:  workshops, events, festivals and open mics.  This year they partnered with The Nottingham Poetry Festival and Poetry Festival Singapore in similar events, and the response was amazing.

Register now on Eventbrite: FREE

Meet the poets:

Joining us in the store: Beatriz Badikian-Gartler, Nina Corwin, Mike Puican, Mark Fishbein, Jocelyn Ajami, Marianne Boruch and Laurence Steven Minter.

Joining us from around the world: Lawin Bulatao (Philippines), Alexandra Psaropoulou (Greece), Frogg Corpse (USA), Takaki Umino (Japan), Edith Blackbird (Mexico), Unmesh Mohitkar (India), Chris Mooney-Singh (Singapore), and David Leo Sirois (Canada).