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... or our links section, by most descriptions. The links below lead to organizations in e-poets.net's immediate neighborhood, whether that is defined as in or near Chicago, or in or near the creative space e-poets.net inhabits.

news and information on the community:

literature in Chicago, focusing on notable current affairs and special events
Chicago Poetry Calendar on Blogspot.com
live literature in Chicago, with diverse contributions from local presenters
self-described website "for the independent literary community", with an Illinois emphasis
Chicago Postmodern Poetry
occasional info on the experimental and aesthetic fringe of Chicago writing

poetry & spoken word presenters, Chicago:

Guild Complex
Poetry Center of Chicago
Poetry Foundation
the NeoFuturists
Myopic Books
Danny's Reading Series
Mental Graffiti
monthly slam, third Monday of each month; near northwest side, downtown Chicago
LGBT/Q venue featuring original words and music bi-weekly
Uptown Poetry Slam
the world's original poetry slam

selected Chicago and regional publishers:

Apparatus Magazine
After Hours Press
Dancing Girl Press
FC2, "fiction collective two"
Featherproof Books
Fractal Edge Press
Free Lunch, Glenview IL
Rhino Magazine, Evanston IL
Spineless Books
Virtual Artists Collective

Chicago venues and workshops:

Chicago Public Library
authors live, online, and (of course) in print, with branches citywide
Spareroom Chicago
interdisciplinary venue and rehearsal space
Uptown Writers' Space
writers' workshop, meeting place, and creative "greenhouse"

Chicago broadcast language arts:

broadcast and webcast site for DIY radio; features a mix of hiphop and performance poetry with music and interview
Third Coast International Audio Festival
festival for audio arts and documentary, including narrative
This American Life
first-person storytelling in radio and television
Michael Watson's radio juggernaut of spoken word and interview on WLUW-FM
Radio Arte, WRTE
broadcasting youth- and community-interest programming from Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood

youth programs and education

Kuumba Lynx
urban arts culture with positive hip-hop spirit
Young Chicago Authors
keystone literacy and after-school program for Chicago teens
online zine/venue for teen women artists

Chicago e-journals and blogs:

edited by Greg Gillam
literature and book business buzz for die-hard readers
Ink and Ashes
co-published by Lauren Levato and Franceso Levato
Milk Magazine
published by Larry Sawyer
remarkable links, diverse library
Universe of Poetry
a global anthology, directed by Rachel Webster and Richard Fammeree

selected independent booksellers in the Chicago region

Book Cellar
on Lincoln Square; frequent special events and kid-friendly; also has a nice café with wine for the grown-ups
Myopic Bookstore
serving Wicker Park and Bucktown; eclectic selection with particularly good literature and criticism sections
Powell's Bookstores
at 3 locations: Lincoln Park, the Loop, and Hyde Park; new and used books; emphasis on classics, history, arts & letters
Seminary Co-Op Bookstore
serving Hyde Park and the University of Chicago; specializing in hard-to-find books and academic press
Tianguis Bookstore
in Pilsen, offering "books, tea, cultura"
Unabridged Books
serving Lakeview and Lincoln Park; emphasis on LGBT/Q literature
Women & Children First Bookstore
serving Andersonville, Uptown, and Edgewater; emphasis on feminist and children's literature

Woodland Pattern
Milwaukee's literary bookstore and cultural center with an enviable collection of small press, poetry, and hard-to-find titles

esteemed neighbors, worldwide:

"where the digerati meet the literati"
Electronic Book Review
matrix for advanced critique and new writing in the electronic domain
trAce online writing workshop archive
Nottingham-Trent University's site for e-writing
eliterature.org's directory
catalog of e-lit' works from around the world

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