The off-site reading will be Saturday, March 3rd from 2-3:30 pm at the Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake Street in downtown Oak Park. It is easily reached by taking the Green Line west and getting off at Oak Park Ave. Then walk north one block to Lake St. and look left. The large modern building next to the park is the Library. If you are taking some time away from the conference, Oak Park has good restaurants and is easy to walk around and admire Frank Lloyd Wright creations.
On Thursday at 7 pm, Coffe House Press Presents Working Words: Working Class Writers at The Book Cellar, 4736-38 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago. Reading from the Coffee House Press working class literary anthology edited by M. L. Liebler will be Jim Daniels, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Laura Boss, Allison Adele Hedge Coke, M. L. Liebler, Carlos Cumpian, Cynthia Gallaher and many surprise contributors.
On Friday, March 2, at 3:30 p.m., Maria will be signing purchased copies of her book, What We Pass On: Collected Poems 1980-2009 at the small press distribution table at Hilton Chicago Hotel, 720 South Michigan Avenue.
While you're in town, take the Chicago walking poetry tour...