As most of you probably know if you read our facebook page, CALYX is organizing readings in different parts of the country. We interns are working on setting up these events, which includes finding available writers and venues as well as dates and times that work for everyone. We also take care of promoting the readings.

Today, I’d like to give you a bit more information about one of these readings that will take place in Chicago.

Let me introduce the writers to you.

First, Ruth Goring will be there to read some of her poetry.

Her poems are published or forthcoming not only in CALYX Journal, but also in Pilgrimage, Comstock Review, RHINO, New Madrid, Off the Coast, Raving Dove, Alligator Juniper, Verse Wisconsin, Chicago Quarterly Review, the Goodreads newsletter, and elsewhere. She published a poetry collection, Yellow Doors (WordFarm 2004) and is currently finishing her second manuscript, a collection of poems set in Colombia, where she grew up. Ruth has facilitated workshops at the Rhino Poetry Forum and the Poetry Center of Chicago’s Big Table. She is a senior manuscript editor in the Books Division of the University of Chicago Press and teaches advanced editing in the University of Chicago’s Graham School of General Studies.

Then, Ellen Savage who will read from her poetry as well.

She is a Poets and Patrons award winner. Her poems are published in CALYX Journal, East on Central, Avocet, Poetry Cram, Moulin Review, and others. She attended Illinois State University before graduating in 1976 from the University of Illinois with a nursing degree. She has worked in obstetrical nursing through much of her career and began to devote serious time to writing in 2007 when her son left for college. Being a bird watcher, she incorporates her love of the natural world in much of her poetry. She lives in Highland Park, Illinois with her husband, Sean.

And finally, Jacqueline Taylor will have some prose to share with you.

She is dean of DePaul University’s College of Communication. Her memoir, Waiting for the Call: From Preacher’s Daughter to Lesbian Mom, was published by University of Michigan Press in 2007. She lives in Chicago with Carol, her partner of twenty-seven years. Their two daughters, both college students, live nearby.

I was very happy when the Chicago Public Library said they were interested in hosting this reading.

It will take place on July 28, 2011 at 6 p.m.

In case you’re not sure, here is the library’s address:

400 S. State Street, Chicago, IL60605.

We would love for you to attend this reading and support literature by women. It is a great opportunity to meet three talented women and check out some of what will be featured in our next issue (26:3). Also, it is always nice to be introduced to / to rediscover literature through readings done by the authors themselves!

Until next time,


CALYX intern.

My views do not necessarily represent those of CALYX.