Chicago Writers Read Original Works
Oct. 4 at Beverly Branch Library
Writers from the TallGrass Writers Guild and Longwood Writers Guild will co-host a reading of poetry and short fiction Saturday, Oct. 4, 2 to 4 p.m., at the , Beverly Branch of the Chicago Public Library, 1962 W. 95th St., Chicago. Admission is free.
            Among the participating writers are poets and short fiction authors who will read original works published in recent TallGrass Wrtiters Guild “Black-and-White” anthologies, and members of the Longwood Writers Guild who’s works have been published in “BAC Street Journal” and other publications.
TallGrass Writers Guild is open to all who write seriously at any level. It supports members by providing performance and publication opportunities via its multi-page, bi-monthly newsletter, open mics, formal readings, and the TallGrass Writers Guild Performance Ensemble programs. In affiliation with Outrider Press, TallGrass produces its annual “Black-and-White” anthologies, the results of international calls for themed contest entries. Cash prizes and certificates awarded result from the decisions of independent judges. The Guild is a rarity among arts organizations in that it has been and remains largely selfsufficient despite the challenges facing non-profit arts organizations. For more information on TallGrass Writers Guild membership and programs, call toll-free at 1-866-510-6735. Email tallgrassguild@sbcglobal.net.
         The Longwood Writers Guild is a critique group open to serious adult creative writers. Meetings are held at7 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of the month Sept. through May and the second Monday of the month June through August in the BAPA Community Room, 11109 S. Longwood Dr., Chicago. Writers are invited to work from prompts or bring in writing they are working on to read aloud for feedback.  For information email longwoodwritersguild@gmail.com

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